Sleepy Dog Red Rover
Beer: Red Rover
Brewery: Sleepy Dog Saloon and Brewery (1920 E. University Drive, 480-967-5476)
Style: Irish Red Ale
ABV: 6.5 percent
Red Rover, Red Rover, send Sleepy Dog right over.
Thanks to Four Peaks, most beer drinkers in Phoenix are familiar with the Scottish ale style. Kilt Lifter is everywhere -- as my mom likes to say, you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a case of the stuff. Far fewer are familiar with the Irish red ale, which is a shame, as the style can be lighter, fruitier and more drinkable than its Celtic cousin.
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