War Castle Review
As far as War Castles go, Worcester could be defensible along Lake Quinsigamond. So there's that.
Written by CraftJack | Updated | 1 min read
From Ancestry.com, "English: habitational name from the city of Worcester, named from Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’) + a British tribal name of uncertain origin."
So, War Castle it is. A good mix of hoppiness, tropical aroma, citrus, and bitterness. Maybe a touch of grapefruit. Though it was an after dinner relaxation beer, War Castle would be a great grill mate, especially when cooking up beer brats. A 6.8% abv and the right fruit to hop ratio would keep you attentive, yet light-hearted whilst grilling up some steak tips.
The cat and dog coat of arms on the beer can is fantastic. Strong work, Danielle Brooks. Gotta wonder if Redemption Rock has a brewery puppers trotting around the taproom and this can is in tribute ...
War Castle had the right balance of attributes for a NEIPA. The Redemption Rock brewery is on our must visit list for our next self-guided Worcester Brew Tour, so perhaps we will enjoy the War Castle freshly poured. Redemption Rock and Bay State Brewing need to be checked off the list.