On Tour Brewing Co  |  Whispering Sin Red IPA

On Tour Brewing Co | Whispering Sin Red IPA

Close your eyes and remember the last time you felt truly free, suspended in a moment independent of past and future. Evoke a memory, no matter how faded, when the only pressing matters were how hard you were laughing, the cold beer expertly poured just for you, or the songs on the play list. Maybe it’s a road trip you took in college, a lawn chair with a lake view, or finally seeing your favorite band live on a warm summer’s night.

On Tour Brewing Company celebrates life’s understated, casually significant, yet fleeting moments. Each carefully selected element of On Tour’s ambiance captures the easy spirit of a simpler time and invites locals and tourists alike to linger, create memories, and sip a wide selection of carefully crafted, distinct beers. Glowing amber lights illuminating the tasting room create a warm, alluring atmosphere passers by will find captivating and magnetic. They will welcome the opportunity to journey inside and leave the world behind for a pint or two.

On Tour’s unique interpretation of the treasured brewery tasting room keeps the charming brewery and barrel rooms at the heart of the space, showcasing them as a major element of the interior. Industrial and natural materials incorporated with modern components symbolize the interplay between our free spirited and serious temperaments. On Tour’s artful, unexpected details will round out this new concept, making it a truly unparalleled experience.

Now, let’s go get lost.

On Tour Brewing Co based out of Chi-Town Illinois in 2017 came out blazing!  Established in January 2017 they ended up winning Best Very Small Brewery at Great American Beer Festival in October 2017.  Low Boy Bock won Gold and Spectator German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock won Silver.  They wasted no time making a name for themselves on the biggest beer stage of them all. 

On Tour Brewing Co graciously gave us their Whispering Sin Red IPA recipe.  With the use of Munich and Caramunich malts & the El Dorado, Amarillo, & Citra hops, the Whispering Sin RIPA will certainly meet the BJCP guidelines of what a Red IPA is supposed to taste & smell like.  Warning: Mouth may water while reading this...  

The overall impression of a Red IPA is Hoppy, bitter, and moderately strong like an American IPA, but with some caramel, toffee, and/or dark fruit malt character. Retaining the dryish finish and lean body that makes IPAs so drinkable, a Red IPA is a little more flavorful and malty than an American IPA without being sweet or heavy.  

Similar to an American IPA, but with medium or dark crystal malts, possibly some character malts with a light toasty aspect. American or New World finishing hops with tropical, fruity, citrusy, piney, berry, or melon aspects; the choice of hops and character malts is synergistic – they very much have to complement each other and not clash.

Now its time to get brewing!

On Tour Brewing, Whispering Sin Red IPA (5 Gallon Batch)
Malt Bill and Mashing:
  • 75 min Mash (@150 Degrees)
  • 8 lbs 11 oz Pale Malt (2 Row)
  • 13.9 oz Munich Malt (9 SRM)
  • 13.4 oz Caramunich (56 SRM)
  • 5.1 oz Flaked Oats
  • 4.5 oz Chocolate Malt (350 SRM)
  • Sparge (@168 Degrees)
- Boil and Hops Schedule
  • Boil 80 Minutes
  • 0.3 oz El Dorado (15% AA), 80 Min
  • 1.1 oz Amarillo (9.2% AA), 60 Min
  • 0.2 oz El Dorado (15% AA), 60 Min
  • 0.7 oz El Dorado (15% AA), 10 Min
  • 0.8 oz Amarillo (9.2% AA), 0 Min
  • 0.4 oz Citra (12% AA), 0 Min
  • 0.6 oz Amarillo (12% AA), Dry Hop Secondary

    Yeast and Fermentation

    • California Ale Yeast (White Labs #WLP001)
    • Primary Ferment @ 68F for 7 days
    • Secondary Ferment @ 70F for 7 days
    • Keg/Bottle Age Till 2.3 Volume of CO2 
    • Drink & Enjoy!
    Analytical Targets
    OG 1.057
    FG 1.013
    ABV – 5.8%
    IBU - 73.5
    SRM- 15.3
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