I love beer. After now having visited over 345 different breweries, it’s fair to say I have sampled a lot of beer (follow me on Untappd). From post-race pints and run club meeting locations, to beer miles and relays, running and the kegged nectar seem to go hand-in-hand in Oregon. Our Kegs and Legs feature is where beer & cider drinking runners like me can go to find some new favorite beverages. Check out previous posts here!
We have also featured Stickmen before as a part of Kegs & Legs, but we thought it would be fitting to showcase a beer on the week leading up to the event! This week’s beer is in their regular rotation – Red Kit NW Red Ale.
I have been out to Stickmen numerous times and really enjoy the big open set up, freshly made pizza, and of course their beers (stay tuned for a Kegs and Legs feature on one of their brews coming up on race week). The untimed fun run is a large loop with sidewalks the whole way – so no worries about needing to fight any traffic.
The run has an admirable 11am start time, but make sure to get there early (at least 30 minutes) to get checked in. There should be enough nearby parking, but I know the lot can fill up relatively quickly. Be sure to remember your ID, some extra cash (that pizza though…) and dress accordingly – it is February after all. This will be a rain or shine event.
When: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Where: Tualatin Beer Hall – 19475 Southwest 118th Avenue Tualatin, OR 97062
Check out OBS latest podcast interview with Stickmen head brewer Cobi Brothers.
Registration Cost: $30 without shirt, $40 with shirt
Red Ales are generally very hit or miss with me. I really want to like them more than I actually do. I lay that out up front because this red was very palatable for me and something that I actually ended up enjoying more and more with each sip. There are four unique malts in the beer, as well as four hops with more citrus forward notes. This helped create a more lively taste combo than the caramel maltiness I typically associate with reds. I was very impressed, even given my reservations going forward. I feel that if you aren’t a fan of this type – this is one of the more immediately accessible reds that I have tried.
- Red Kit
- ABV: 7.0%
- IBU: 76