Named after Cornish heavyweight boxer Robert James Fitzsimmons, Ruby Jack red ale is the latest addition to the St Austell Brewery prize-winning ale stable, weighing in at a handsome 4.6% ABV and packing a punch worthy of the man listed at No.8 in Ring Magazine’s all-time Top 100 biggest hitters.
Born in Helston, Cornwall in 1863, ‘Bob’ Fitzsimmons made boxing history as the sport’s first three-division world champion, picking up the Middleweight, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight titles in a professional career that spanned at least three decades and included famous victories against the likes of Gentleman Jim Corbett, the original Jack Dempsey and Tom Sharkey, the latter bout being refereed by none other than former lawman Wyatt Earp himself.
Ruby Jack is a complex blend of rich toasted malt flavours balanced with fruity spiced hops and the name appropriately combines the different elements of Fitzsimmons’ life; his boxing nickname ‘Ruby’ denoting his distinctive red hair and ‘Jack’ as a nod to his emigration to New Zealand in 1873 – Cornish emigrants of the industrial age diaspora are known by the term Cousin Jack – before his ultimate move to America to pursue his professional boxing career.
Available now with full POS support package in keg and distinctive 500ml bottles, try Ruby Jack classic red ale with a rich fruit cake, or do as the Cornish do, with saffron cake. For savoury lovers, it goes down a treat with a hearty pub classic like cottage pie or steak & ale pie.
For more information about St Austell Brewery’s Ruby Jack Legendary Red Ale or for ordering, call 0345 6035434. Ruby Jack is also available from the St Austell Brewery shop and online at www.staustellbreweryshop.co.uk.
More information about the legend himself can be found at www.fitzsimmons.co.nz. Ruby was legendary for his pure fighting skills due to his dislike of training for fights – Ruby Jack, Cornish and hard as nails!
Let’s get ready to rumble!