Firemans #4 is a blond ale brewed by the Real Ale Brewing Company. This beer gets it’s name from being the fourth year round beer from Real Ale and is named in honor of Firemans Texas Cruzer Bikes. Located in Blanco Texas, Real ale only distributes their products in Texas. The Real ale brewing philosophy is to brew their beers with as little processing as possible. They use no preservatives and no artificial colors. All of the beers brewed by Real Ale are unfiltered and unpasteurized. They believe doing less to the beer allows a more complex aroma and flavor to develop.
The Firemans #4 is Real Ale’s most popular and best-selling brew. This blond ale has a good balance of malt and hops. It is refreshing on a hot Texas afternoon or with some spicy Tex Mex food. Firemans #4 won a silver medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. In addition to the Tex Mex I would serve this ale with shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico or barbecue.
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