Beer Connoisseur Talks Road 2 Ruin

Two Roads Brewing Co. Master Brewer Phil Markowski Talks Road 2 Ruin

 93 Rating – Exceptional


We spoke with Two Roads Brewing Co. Master Brewer Phil Markowski about Road 2 Ruin.

Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
I confess. It was me.

What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
All of the above, truthfully. It has a huge hop aroma, an old-school bitterness and plenty of malt. It’s the balance of all of these aspects that I like best in the beer.

Where does this beer’s name come from?
We wanted a name to fit with the “hop temptation” graphic and the 8% ABV of the beer. It didn’t hurt that the Ramones had an album by the same name (with slightly different spelling)!

Is this your “desert island beer?”
It certainly could be. I never get tired of it and at 8% ABV it might help me forget that I’m stuck on a desert island…

Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Very satisfying, bracingly hoppy, balanced and doesn’t taste like 8%!

What’s a good food pairing for this beer?
Mexican food!


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