Rudolph's Revenge is an English Strong Ale from the Cropton
Brewery, a microbrewery in Great Britain. The new holiday brew is
imported by Shelton Brothers of Belchertown, MA. "It's a dark
amber brew, hearty and warming at six percent alcohol by volume,"
says Dan Shelton, president of Shelton Brothers. "It's got a
little more of everything. . . .extra malt and extra hops--especially
for the holidays." Shelton says the beer uses American Cascade
hops, "Which gives it a wonderful fresh floral hop aroma and
flavor." According to Shelton, only 300 cases of bottle-conditioned
Rudolph's Revenge have been allocated to the U.S. market. However,
the brew is also available in cask-conditioned Imperial firkins for
"real ale" accounts.