Thomas Creek was one of the first breweries in South Carolina to start riding the craft beer wave in the late 90’s. The paved their way to growth and success with their River Falls Red Ale, named in part for Greenville’s famed Reedy River Falls Park. Weston Gaskill, salesperson extraordinaire sent over this cool little overview of the red ale. Check it out:
River Falls Red Ale
Description: Our flagship beer and GABF 2010 silver medal winner is a medium-bodied, extremely smooth Irish-Style Red Ale with an evenly roasted malt character from start to finish.
Style: Irish Red Ale
Color: Deep Copper
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Caramel 30, Carapils
Hops: Perle, East Kent Golding, Tettnanger, Willamette
Original Gravity: 13.44° Plato
Food Pairing Suggestions
Main Courses: The copper color and maltiness of this beer contrast beautifully against the backdrop of mildly spicy cuisine including seasoned chicken, seafood and burgers.
Cheese: This beer is approachable with malty personality and lends well to Ports and other lightly tangy cheeses.
Dessert: The burnt sugar quality from crystal malt balanced with a discreet amount of hops imply a perfect pairing with fruity desserts such as poached pears with dulce de leche, banana pound cake or pecan lace cookies.
Gold Medal – 2006 Carolinas Championship of Beer
Silver Medal – 2010 Great American Beer Festival
Silver Medal – 2003 World Beer Championships
Silver Medal – 2008 Carolinas Championship of Beer
Silver Medal – 2011 Carolinas Championship of Beer
Silver Medal – 2012 Carolinas Championship of Beer
Availability: 12 oz Bottles, 5 Gallon Kegs, 15.5 Gallon Kegs
The Bros: 90