Pirate Life Ruby Bitter Red Ale

Pirate Life Brewing and Imperial Measures, two iconic Adelaide producers collaborate on this delicious Red Ale.

Location
Port Adelaide
Style
Red Ale
Name
Ruby Bitter
ABV
10%
Availability
Very limited | Possibly Sold Out
Our Score
82

It is great to see two iconic South Australian producers work together, and create a delicious beer, ‘Ruby Bitter’. This Pirate Life x Imperial Measures beer, was brewed in Port Adelaide using a combination of hops and malt, which was infused with a bespoke amaro distilled from three of Pirate Life’s IPAs.

The spirit, made at Imperial Measures Distilling in Thebarton, made use of unused kegs during the COVID-19 lockdown last year. Now, we get to see this come to life, in the form of a Red Ale.

The beer pours brown/red in colour, with a crisp light brown head, which has good retention. I love seeing collaborations like this, especially when it is done well, and compliments each producer. Ruby Bitter is done beautifully, a smooth mouthfeel, with a slightly bitter finish, which I personally love. A big brew, 10% ABV, which I would not expect much less from this one.

If you are looking for venues to head along to in SA, both Pirate Life Brewing and Imperial Measures Distilling are fantastic spots. Pirate Life in Port Adelaide, or a smaller taphouse in the Adelaide Casino, are both fun places to sit back and have a cold beer. Imperial Measures, a smaller venue based in Thebarton, is a rustic spot, great staff with delicious burgers. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable drop, and I am glad I picked it up on my trip to the local bottle shop.

This brew may be particularly hard to find at this point but if you’re interested in the process or the creation of this type of spirit then we highly recommend heading along to the Imperial Measures tasting room when you get the chance.

Pirate Life Ruby Bitter Red Ale
Pirate Life Brewing x Imperial Measures - Red Ale
IN SHORT
Great Red Ale by two fantastic local producers.
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