SweetWater Brewing Company's (Atlanta, Georgia) Dank Tank has finished up its latest batch, and Red Hot Mama will start hitting area shelves and taps beginning the week of October 14.
Red Hot Mama is an 8.6% ABV, American-style Imperial Red Ale with a hop bill so forward that it will make you blush. The brewery reports that it was "brewed with Two Row, Pilsner, Cara Munich, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat, and Wheat malts; fresh, wet Centennial hops, Chinook, Cascade, Willamette and Mt. Hood hops; and then dry hopped with Centennial and Willamette". They packed over two pounds of hops per barrel into this brew, but that does not mean that Red Hot Mama is missing a sweet side.
“Red Hot Mama is a hop forward Imperial Red, with a malty sweetness on the nose,” said SweetWater Head Brewer Nick Nock. “It gives a beautiful tingle on the tongue, starting really big from the fresh hop additions, and then finishing low and slow.”
And now for your reading entertainment, I present to you the full label description and account of El Danko's latest adventure with this Red Hot Mama:
The Red Hot Mama from Yakima was one bad *itch, running through farmers like they were her personal toys. She especially had her way with our old buddy Vinny from Van Horn Farms and left him drained in the field as she hitched her way out of town with a dress full of fresh hops.
This Red Hot Mama was not one to mess with. She hooked up with a Harley Gang, and made her way down to Atlanta looking for a soul to steal. She met her match with El Danko, and the two of them got nasty in the brewhouse together; clothes and hops were flying all over the place. The load of fresh centennial hops was dropped, and Nick Nock scrambled to use 'em as they smelled extra dank! After hosing off, El Danko showed her the door. He knew he didn't have enough left in him for another round.
Ride on, Red Hot Mama. Girl, you sure look good to me!
Red Hot Mama will be available on draft and in 22 oz. bombers at participating accounts in Alabama and throughout the Southeast. Like all Dank Tank brews, this beer is a limited offering. Make sure to look for it next week wherever you normally find SweetWater's Dank Tank lineup to get your fill of Red Hot Mama before it is too late. Prost!