Our 2018 World Cup beer is a red – after all, the tournament is in Russia. While the famous Thrilla in Manila (Ali vs. Frazier fight) inspired the name of our 2014 World Cup beer, Thrilla in Brazilla, we turned to another Ali fight theme to name our 2018 World Cup beer – Ali and Foreman’s Rumble in the Jungle. Accordingly, we’ve named our 2018 World Cup red ale “Rumble in Russia.”
Generous amounts of crystal and high quality English 2-row lay the foundation for our traditional red ale. Cascade and Simcoe hops provide fruity notes to the aroma while adding citrus and pine flavors, as well as a gentle bitterness that balances out the beer’s sweet caramel backbone. A touch of roasted barley adds a complimentary light roast character on the back end that rounds out the overall experience of Rumble in Russia.
Come watch a World Cup match or two with us this summer and enjoy our tribute to the world’s beautiful game. And how about doing it again four years from now? Quandary in Qatar? Collusion in Qatar?