Topic Archives: Rye Beer

Posted in Guinness

Guinness Rye Pale Ale expands The Brewer’s Project

Guinness Rye Pale Ale bottle

Guinness Rye Pale Ale, part of the small batch Brewer’s Project, is now available in bottles.

This beer got started as a beer just for the brewery’s family and friends. The end result, like all good beers, is that it was destined to be more. Guinness Rye Pale Ale is brewed with Mosaic and Cascade hops, plus a healthy dose of rye malt.

The rustic, spicy character of rye grain is balanced with citrus and grapefruit from the mosaic and cascade hops, making it a fine addition to the Guinness family.

In contrast to recently released Guinness Nitro IPA, Rye Pale Ale leans has a taste more reminiscent of an American pale ale. The beer has a pleasant clash of spicy rye, and grapefruit, finishing with a nice touch of sweetness. Quite an easy drinking beer.

Guinness Rye Pale Ale is available in 11. 5 ounce bottles.

Style: Rye Beer
Hops: Mosaic, Cascade
Availability: 11.5oz Bottles

Debut: Late October/November, 2016

5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in New Releases, NoDa Brewing

NoDa Roaring Riot, brewed for Carolina Panthers fans

NoDa Roaring Riot

NoDa Roaring Riot cans launch Friday, ahead of the Carolina Panthers game versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

The brewery is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and as you can probably imagine – big Panthers fans. NoDa Roaring Riot is dedicated to the passionate fanbase. The beer is a pale ale brewed with rye malt.

Brewed wth our favorite Carolina tailgaters and fans, the Roaring Riot. #DoYouRiot

NoDa Roaring Riot will be available in 16 ounce cans, starting Friday November 11th.

Style: Rye Beer
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 11/11/16

5.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater LowRYEder IPA back from retirement for the winter

SweetWater LowRYEder is out of retirement. At least for now.

This beer got its start as a hoppy rye offering known as Crank Tank, a charitable beer brewed to benefit Camp Twin Lakes. That release was so well received, the brewery upgraded it to LowRYEder IPA.

Not long after, LowRYEder won a gold medal at The Great American Beer Festival. In true SweetWater fashion, the beer was retired shortly after. That’s what happens when a recipe wins a medal SweetWater. Retired. Don’t try to understand it.

The fans voted this summer, and the clear winner is the spicy rye beer you came to know and love a few years ago. Available only in the Winter Variety Pack in 12 ounce bottles and on tap at the brewery.

Style: IPA (/ Rye)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Seasonal release, Winter 2016. 

6.2% ABV, 45 IBUs 

Pic: SweetWater’s head brewer Nick Nock holds the “infamous” GABF gold metal, aka the kiss of death. 

SweetWater LowRYEder BSJ

Posted in Coming Soon, NoDa Brewing

NoDa Rye Z’D, canned celebrating 5 years

NoDa Rye Z'D

NoDa Rye Z’D is returning Noda Brewing’s lineup this month, in cans for the first time.

The seasonal imperial IPA has been featured on draft in the past. A rye heavy, 7-hop India pale ale that is hard to put down, and hard to forget. The Charlotte, North Carolina based brewery crosses the 5 year mark this month and is celebrating by releasing a few new cans.

A solid malt backbone with a hefty amount of rye to further the grain bill, NoDaRyeZ’d has a 7-hop blend that accentuates the spiciness of the rye and gives the beer an American IPA flavor, aroma and substantial bitterness.

NoDa Rye Z’D will be available in 16 ounce cans right after the release of NoDa Monstro, on Monday, October 24th.

Style: Rye Beer/Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Taproom release.
Debut: 10/24/16

8.65% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Stone Brewing Co.

Spotlight: Stone Farking Wheaton w00t Stout 2016

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2016 Trooper

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2016 has returned to shelves once again July 11th. This year marks the fourth release of this geek collaborative.

In 2013, Greg Koch of Stone Brewing teamed up with Will Wheaton (aka Wesley Crusher from Star Trek: Next Gen) and founder Drew Curtis. The collective created Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout, an imperial stout with pecans and rye malt that was partially barrel aged.

2014 brought w00tstout 2.0, and a new actress into the collaboration, Aisha Tyler.

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2016 is a complex beer as it warms up. The imperial stout is softened by the wheat presence, and nuanced by pecan and bourbon soaked oak. A fun break from the lighter beers of summer. Yes, you could cellar it, but keep in mind, it’s quite good now.

This barrel-aged palate-saver has been a favorite among our fans—and us—since its inception in 2013. Pecans, wheat, flaked rye and bourbon-soaked wood provide this whopping, complex superhero version of an imperial stout with a profound complexity that makes it ideal for cellaring—if you can wait that long. Now, we can’t say this beer bestows superpowers, exactly, but your taste buds may just be fooled into believing as much.

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2016 is a 22oz bottle and draft offering. Snag soon, shelves are getting thin nearly a month into the release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ PecansRyeBarrel AgedBourbon)
Hops: Target
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Distribution: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
Internationally: Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand

Arrival: July, 2016

13% ABV, 65 IBUs

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, New Releases

Boulevard Rye on Rye “Sazerac” debuts for beer/cocktail lovers

Boulevard Rye on Rye Sazerac Cocktail

Boulevard Brewing’s Smokestack Series, a collection of big, unique, beers, has grown considerably over the past year or two. The venerable Smokestack Imperial Stout has recently been joined by Raspberry and Coconut variants. Now, Rye-on-Rye, the barrel aged rye beer, has its own variant – Rye-on-Rye Sazerac.

Variations of the classic sazerac cocktail includes cognac, whiskey or absinthe. The brewing team at Boulevard nuanced this edition with lemon peel, cinnamon, cardamom, and star anise in order to mimic the liquor and flavors of the bitters in the cocktail.

As a special treat for fans of our popular Rye-on-Rye ale, Boulevard Brewign Company offers the 2016 Rye-on-Rye “X” series. The “X” factor stands for key ingredients added to the special release, giving it a unique character. Inspired by the classic Sazerac cocktail, we included lemon peel, cinnamon, cardamom, and star anise in this edition before allowing it to ge in Templeton rye barrels.

Boulevard Rye-on-Rye X “Sazerac” is now available in 750 milliliter bottles for a limited time.

Style: Rye Beer (w/ Lemon Peel, Star Anise, Cardamom. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: August,  2016

11% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Heavy Seas, Terrapin Beer Company

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit, a collaboration with Terrapin

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit, a collaboration with Athens, Georgia based Terrapin Beer Co. is coming this August.

First off, let me tell you Terrapin’s co-founder and brewmaster “Spike” Bucowski loves brewing with rye. Examples – Terrapin Rye Pale, Terrapin Rye Cubed, even the Terrapin/Left Hand Terra-ryezd from 2009. Don’t be surprised that this new collaboration has rye in it.

Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit is actually a barrel-aged rye wit, aged in white wine barrels for sixteen weeks. The added wine nuance to this beer is fairly unique for the style.

With aromas of light fruit, spice, and citrus, balanced by a spicy malt backbone, the third installment in the Partner Ships series is sure to delight the senses.

Look for Heavy Seas Partner Ships Rye Wit to hit shelves in August in 22 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.

Style: Rye Beer/Witbier (Wine Barrel Aged)
Hops: Cascade, Amarillo
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Rye, Biscuit

Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: August, 2016

6% ABV, 20 IBUs