Cigar City Brewing’s ImprovisaciÃ³n got a shorter name and a much longer description. AND since I took the time to write out the description, I think you should take some time to read it. Improv is a brown ale, IPA, rye beer, with oatmeal. It’s a hot mess.
What you have here is an Oatmeal Rye India-style Brown Ale. Now you might be thinking oatmeal, rye, brown ale, India-style; isn’t that a lot to be going on in just one beer? Well, yes it is. But that is the point. Layers, Flavor elements building on and playing off of preceding elements, like a building wave; a growing crescendum of taste bud temptation; a wall of sound expressed through flavor a channeled toward your mouth. This beer isn’t for everyone. In many ways it is more than a little weird. It is certainly doesn’t fit into any category. It isn’t a brown ale, not just a brown ale anyway. It certainly isn’t a n IPA. Calling it a rye beer would be selling it shortIn the spirit of great things that are conceived in the moment, but perfected through passionate repetition it started life as an improvisation and grew from there and it might not be for you. But if the though of big spicy rye notes, a wallop of a hop punch, multitudinous layers of caramel, sweet almost, and a respectable balancing gravity sound intriguing then you might want o wing it and give Improv a try.
Style: American Brown Ale (-ish)
Availability: 750ml bottles. Seasonal, varying release dates.