Without getting too deep in the weeds of history… the Comte de Rochambeau, the French general who was a hero of the American Revolution was one of our French allies during the war of independence. He has been mentioned to be in the company of General Washington on numerous occasions and may have even been part of the surrender of Cornwallis after the Battle of Yorktown. All of that has nothing to do with our Rochambeau Rouge Red Ale. We are referencing the “Rochambeau” associated with Rock-paper-scissors; what has been called a child’s game. We think there is nothing childish about rock-paper-scissors. Frankly, the world would be a much more peaceful place if our illustrious world leaders and their egos would sit at one table and “shoot” for it rather than spend fortunes and years to settle what could be a quick round of Rochambeau.
On a more local level, Rochambeau can be used more practically. Dinner check just came, everyone wants to be the hero and pay the bill; Rochambeau! The next round just got served, who is paying? Rochambeau it! There is only one pint left, who gets it? Rochambeau for it.
Just to put an end to the rumor that Rochambeau was French for: Caramel, Malty, Toasty;. It is not. However, those words are excellent descriptions of the flavors you will enjoy with our Rochambeau Rouge Red Ale. As a red ale, we back on the hops a little so that the malt can shine through. In early taste tests we performed on “volunteers”, the Rochambeau Rouge Red Ale was the top pick! Watch out though… you may have to compete for the last one. They’ll go fast!
And one last thing (ala Columbo); there is a South Park version of Rochambeau. While that version more clearly defines who the winner of the “round” was, it will most likely lessen your enjoyment of the Rochambeau Rouge Red Ale. We will leave that up to you to decide……
Bitterness (IBUs): 24
Color (SRM): 15
Est. Alcohol (ABV): 5.7