On Tap

Rock Hard Red…?
Rock Hard Red…?


NEW-Rosatis-LogoSM

 

On Tap is brought to you by Rosati’s Pizza, 701. S. Gregory, Urbana.  217-328-2334

So here’s a weird one.

Rock Hard Red from Gray’s Brewing.  I bought it because the name was cool and there’s a cool lookin’ dog on the front.  It’s a berry flavored malt beverage that should be served over ice.  Ok, I get it.  So I pop open the first one and out pours this light golden, almost straw colored, beverage.  Ok.  Bit of a surprise.  Then I open the second one, and out pours this bright red, almost Kool-Aid colored beverage.  Wha?

After some investigating we figure the red is actually Rock Hard Red.  The straw colored one is actually Wisco Wheat from Gray’s Brewing.  Apparently they mislabeled a batch (or two) of the Wisco Wheat.  So we did a quick review of the Rock Hard Red.  It’s ok.  If you like fruity malt drinks that taste like Kool Aid, this is right up your alley.

The Wisco Wheat though, this thing was really good.  Very citrus/lemon aroma and flavor right up front with a really smooth wheat finish.  We all liked it.  Ryan, Shane, and I all gave it a solid 8.0.

Shane paired it up with their new fried chicken (available starting Monday 8/12).  Talk about a great Summer combo, this is it.

Recent Headlines

1 day ago in Entertainment

Bill Murray tosses fans’ phones off rooftop

billmurray

The "Ghostbusters" star was unwinding at rooftop restaurant in California on Thursday when he spotted two starstruck fans trying to snap his photo.

1 day ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Zoolander 2’ to battle at the box office

15-overlay-6

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

1 day ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

valentines

With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

1 day ago in Music, Entertainment

Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration in the works

woodstock

Organizers of the original Woodstock festival are trying to get something together to mark the golden anniversary of the event in 2019.

1 day ago in Music

Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell cover the Beatles for new show

eddievedder

The two rockers will join The Shins, Pink, Sia, Of Monsters And Men, and James Bay, among others, on the soundtrack for a new Netflix show, "Beat Bugs."