BEER BOYS – 16 YEARS, 16 BEERS REVIEW: Rubaeus by Founders Brewing Company
Beer Boys, the Wilkes-Barre bar and restaurant that features the area’s largest draft selection with 72 beers on tap, will be celebrating 16 years in business with 16 highly sought-after beers on tap by Founders Brewing Company on Sunday, Jan. 24, starting at 2 p.m. Every day for the next 16 days, we’ll be revealing each beer that will be available and reviewing them all leading up to the event!
Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Rubaeus, also spelled Rübæus, lives up to its name, pouring a vibrant ruby red with a thin white, slightly pink head that dissipates quickly. Fresh raspberries are added during multiple stages of the fermentation of this beer, and that’s apparent in the light fruity smell and powerful raspberry taste. Similar to a lambic but not quite the same, of course, it’s as tart and sweet as one would expect, almost more like a wine cooler than a beer in some sips, and it finishes crisp and dry.
Those who love fruit beers will enjoy the fresh taste of Rubaeus, which makes it stand out from other raspberry-flavored brews. Those who don’t probably won’t be converted, but it may be worth a try to them anyway because there’s nothing artificial in the taste.
Beers will be available to sample individually in a five-ounce glass, build a paddle of four five-ounce samples, or as individual pints. Prices will vary.
For more information on Beer Boys’ 16th anniversary party (176 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre), see the Facebook event page.
Christopher J Hughes