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.
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.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: August, 2016
6% ABV, 20 IBUs
Left Hand Rye on the Prize is on the horizon in Longmont, Colorado. According to local distributors, the beer is slated to arrive across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint in July.
As the name suggests, the imperial red ale features a hefty helping of rye malt.
Left Hand Rye on the Prize will be a draft and 22 ounce bottle offering.
Rhinegeist Streaker Rye India Pale Ale
Bronx Brewery Rye Fidelity joins the brewery’s music themed B-Sides Series. Already, this beer is one of the fastest selling to date.
Rye beer runs deep with the brewery as it was the second beer they ever brewed. It was time to kick it up another notch. As Bronx puts it – “a more badass rye beer.”
With heavy citrus aromas on the nose and a crisp, dry, warm finish on the mouth, it’s a complex, yet finely balanced big hoppy beer with an 8.1% ABV that we can’t get enough of. Looks like we committed some infidelity with our Rye Fidelity.
Bronx Rye Fidelity Is a draft only offering.
Hops: Columbus, Citra, Amarillo, Columbus
Malts: Muntons Maris, Otter/Propino blend, Briess Rye Malt, Briess Caramel 20L, Dextrose
Availability: Draft only
Release: March, 2016
8.1% ABV, 85 IBUs
Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale will be one of the beers in May’s return of Beer Camp Across America.
The last round of Beer Camp Across America in 2014 featured 12 hand-picked breweries that created their own unique beer. In 2016, 30 breweries come together, paired by geographic locations.
Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale covers the northeast region of the United States – a collaboration with Devil’s Backbone (Virginia), Dogfish Head (Delaware), Lawson’s Finest Liquids (Vermont), Stoudt’s Brewing (Pennsylvania), and Trillium Brewing Company (Massachusetts). For those of you that remember history, all those states were among the 13 originals.
Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot is an “old-meets-new” take on a pale ale by brewers all located in the original 13 colonies. It features rye and apples, which were among the first ingredients used by American breweries in the colonies, alongside bold American hops-hallmarks of our modern craft beer “revolution.”
Sierra Nevada Pat-Rye-Ot Revolutionary Pale Ale will be a 12 ounce bottle offering in May, a part of the brewery’s Beer Camp Across America 12 pack. The beer will also be featured at the special Beer Camp events across the country.
Terrapin Mosaic Red Rye India Pale Ale, the brewery’s third can offering, is shipping once again in January, 2016.
Like a fine piece of art, “Mosaic” Red Rye IPA is masterfully created by using 100% mosaic hops throughout the brew. With it’s a aesthetically pleasing ruby red color and spatial depth from the Rye malt this handcrafted masterpiece leaves your pallets canvas open to interpretation.
Style: Rye Beer
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal can offering.
Latest Release: January, 2016
In the past year, the brewery unveiled a new tap room