The beer, which was named for the Red River of the North that runs through town just a few minutes away from the companys production brewery and taproom in Fargo, is a rich, malty brew with a slightly sweet, decisively hoppy character. Caramel malt and oats combine for a smooth body, Midnight Wheat contributes to its distinctive distinctive red color and roast character and a blend of Chinook, Goldings and Horizon hops add notes of sweetness, spice and fruit for complexity.
Fargo Brewing Company will partner with River Keepers, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Red River and surrounding ecosystem, during a fund raising event at the brewerys taproom on February 3. Proceeds from Mighty Red pints sold in the taproom that day will benefit the non-profit, which is based in nearby Moorhead, Minnesota.
Its a natural tie-in, says River Keepers Executive Director Christine Laney. The Red River is our communities greatest natural resource, said Laney. Fargo and Moorhead get about 90% of their drinking water from the Red River. It is life giving. In the past, the Red River was the place to go for social, cultural and recreational events.