We began Refuge Brewery nearly four years ago with a simple mission, take the ideas and concepts of old world Belgian breweries and incorporate them with modern brewing techniques and styles. The result is these unique beers, brewed without traditional rules and often using local fresh seasonal produce and spices.
In 2017 all that labor and work paid off with a gold medal win at the Great American Beer Festival with Blood Orange Wit, in Belgian-Style Fruit Ale. GABF 2017 was the beer competition in the history of craft beer, and we couldn't be more excited to take home gold!
Irish-Style Red Ale Meets The West Coast!
The West Coast is known for massively hopped citrus-forward hopped IPAs. A typical Irish-Style Red Ale is a balance of mildly toasted malts. Both styles are great in their own right, but together, they can be something special. So, we took our well-loved Rampart Red Ale and dry hopped it with a pound of Cascade hops per barrel! The Cascade hops blend notes of floral grapefruit with the light toasted flavor of the red malts for a beer that's incredibly well balanced. The core recipe behind West Coast Red dates back to the first weeks of Refuge, and it's always been one of our favorites.
100% Fresh and Local Blood Oranges!
This beer is the freshest to taste and the easiest to drink among others we offer, and it has also happened to be the best selling one. By using over 200lbs of fresh blood oranges in every batch, we came up with a beer that explodes with flavor yet balances its sweetness with just a pinch of tartness. It is this balance combined with an extraordinarily light wheat body that makes this brew perfect for any occasion, any time of the year!
100% Fresh and Local Grapefruit!
We love IPAs just as much as anyone, and we especially love dank, citrus-packed hop bombs. We’ve brewed a lot of them in the past few years, but we were always left wanting a bigger citrus punch. So, one summer day, we took a page out of the recipe book of our flagship beer, Blood Orange Wit, and wrangled up the brew crew once again. This time, we took a trip to our local Temecula citrus farms to pick some grapefruit. The result is what we have here; a bitter, hoppy IPA infused with real grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed by yours truly!
The S.M.A.S.H. IPA Series is a creative outlet for the brewers, it’s a way for us to highlight varieties of malt and hops in a very pure and clean IPA. We only brew a limited amount of this beer and change the hop each time so please check with your sales rep for availability.