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Ruby Mountain Brewing Company
Angel Creek Ranch
HC 60 Box 100
Clover Valley, Nevada 89835
For additional information, please contact:
Steve Safford, President
Ruby Mountain Brewing Company
September 6, 1999
|Monday, September 06, 1999
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BALES, BEEF -- BEERSteve Safford runs a Northern Nevada ranch and a growing brewery that has produced award winners.
CLOVER VALLEY -- When Steve Safford
found himself leasing the 1,500-acre Angel Creek Ranch in 1991, he looked
around for other business opportunities to complement his hay production
and 150 head of Black Angus cattle.
July 21, 1999
Ruby Mountain Brewing Adds Gold Medal to Collection; New Summer Brew
Clover Valley, NEVADA – Ruby Mountain Brewing Company brought home another medal for one of its Nevada ranch-brewed beers. Angel Creek Amber Ale was awarded the gold medal for American Style Amber Ale at the North American Brewers Association’s 1999 Beer Fest Competition. More than 300 micro-brewed beers were entered in the annual competition that was held on June 5 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Since the start-up of the brewery in 1994, Ruby Mountain’s beers have earned several awards at beer festivals across the western US, which attest to the high quality and consistency of these fine craft beers.
Local beer connoisseurs may have recently noticed a distinctly different style and flavor of Ruby Mountain Brewing’s Wild West Wheat Beer. Brewer Steve Safford has modified the yeast in the recipe to achieve a more typical, unfiltered Bavarian-style hefeweizen. The end result is a light and very flavorful wheat beer, which is perfect for the hot summer weather. To enhance the flavor of the wheat beer, Steve recommends pouring half of the bottle in a frosted mug and then swirling the bottle to stir up the yeast before pouring the rest of the bottle into the mug.
Ruby Mountain Brewing Company is located on Angel Creek Ranch, about 8 miles south of Wells, Nevada. Visitors are encouraged to tour the brewery and sample the award-winning micro-brews. In addition to the Angel Creek Amber Ale and Wild West Wheat Beer, Ruby Mountain Brewing also brews Pale Ale, Apricot Wheat Beer, and Bristlecone Brown Porter. Phone for directions and appointments at (775) 752-BEER. Ruby Mountain Brewing’s beers can also be found in bottle and on tap throughout northern Nevada and southern Idaho.
December 18, 1998
Ruby Mountain Brewing Introduces Holiday Porter
Clover Valley, NEVADA -- Ruby Mountain Brewing Company has brewed a special batch of beer for the holiday season that will be available only in select locations in Elko County. The new Holiday Porter recipe was created by brewmaster Steve Safford to appeal to those beer aficianados who enjoy a smooth, yet more robust brew in the cold months. The Holiday Porter is a mild interpretation of the porter style, lightly hopped with a rich malt body and a hint of chocolate in the finish.
"The porter seems to appeal to a wide variety of people", says Safford. "We have sold most of our first batch just by word of mouth. We are still experimenting with the recipe and we may modify the porter according to the comments we receive. If we continue to get positive feedback, we will consider bottling the porter for distribution throughout northern Nevada along with the rest of our beers." Until then, look for this new beer at the Stray Dog Brew Café and Pizza Barn in Elko. The only take-home sales of the Holiday Porter at this point are at the brewery where 2 & 1/4 gallon "party pigs" are available.
Ruby Mountain Brewing Company is located on Angel Creek Ranch, about 8 miles south of Wells, Nevada. Visitors are encouraged to tour the brewery and sample Ruby Mountain Brewing’s award-winning micro-brews, including Angel Creek Amber Ale, Wild West Wheat Beer, Pale Ale and Apricot Wheat Beer. Phone ahead for directions and an appointment at (702) 752-BEER.
October 15, 1998
Ruby Mountain Brewing Expands; Introduces Pale
Clover Valley, NEVADA -- Ruby Mountain Brewing Company is pleased to announce an expansion that will enable the company to more than double its brewing capacity. At the same time, the company has introduced a new beer, Ruby Mountain Pale Ale, to the northern Nevada market.
The brewery, located on Angel Creek Ranch south of Wells, Nevada, was initially built with four 10-barrel fermentation tanks. These tanks gave brewmaster Steve Safford the capacity to brew up to 2000 kegs, or 13,700 cases, of beer per year. "Our initial plan was to start small to keep the capital investment down while we tested the popularity of our beers on the market", says Safford. "Craft brewing is a very competitive business and most new brewers don't last very long. But we've been brewing award-winning beers for four years and we feel this is a good time to expand to reach a bigger share of the micro-brew market."
The expansion includes the addition of three 20-barrel fermentation tanks, another hot liquor tank to heat, store and recirculate hot water for multiple batch brewing and increased refrigeration capacity. All of this new equipment fits comfortably in the original brewhouse which was designed with an eventual expansion in mind. The testing of the new equipment is complete and Ruby Mountain Brewing intends to gradually increase production of its current beers and add some new varieties.
This summer, the company introduced Ruby Mountain Pale Ale, an American-style pale ale with a light malty finish, featuring the characteristic aroma and flavor of the classic American Cascade hops. Ruby Mountain Brewing's Pale Ale, along with its Angel Creek Amber Ale, Wild West Wheat Beer and Apricot Wheat Beer can be found in 12-ounce bottles and on tap across northern Nevada, from Wendover to Lake Tahoe and Ely to Twin Falls. The company is testing new recipes and hopes to brew a heartier-style porter or brown beer in the near future.
Visitors are welcome to tour the expanded brewery, sample the latest brews and purchase their favorite beers in bottles or 2 &1/4 gallon "party pigs". Just phone ahead for directions and an appointment at (702) 752-BEER. The yeasts work ‘round the clock but the brewers need a break every once and a while!
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