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Brewery Night with Diamond Knot at Fred's Rivertown Alehouse

  • Fred's Rivertown Alehouse 1114 1st Street Snohomish, WA, 98290 United States (map)

... featuring Slane's Irish Red Ale

This red is red hot. It’s not as sly as your neighborhood ginger, but it might just trick you into believing its season won’t end. Every year production is increased and every year the beer is sold out, confirming what the Diamond Knot crew already knows: this is one hell of a great red.

Named in honor of our founder’s grandfather, this ale has a sweet, caramelly aroma with a very tiny hint of roasty smokiness imparted by the chocolate malt. Loads of caramel malt give this beer a beautiful red hue. Munich malt and flaked barley make for a big, malty full-bodied middle which drops off into a dry, crisp finish.

Slane’s pairs well with chicken, seafood, burgers, tangy cheese and poached pears.