Topic Archives: Rye Beer

Posted in Great Divide, New Releases

Great Divide Wood Werks Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale

Great Divide Wood Werks Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale

Great Divide Wood Werks Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale is the third release in the small batch series.

A Belgian-style Sour Ale and a Flemish Sour Brown Ale have graced the series prior to this release. This third offering is an imperial brown rye ale brewed with malted and flaked rye, aged in 10-year rye whiskey barrels for over 13 months.

The complex malt bill, paired with spirited characteristics from the aging process, makes for a smooth and full-bodied finish.

Great Divide Wood Werks Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft through September 2018.

Style: Rye Beer (Barrel Aged. Rye Whiskey.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Aug-Sept.
Debut: August 2018

12.6% ABV

Image: Great Divide

Posted in Creature Comforts, New Releases

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye finally debuts in cans

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye Can

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye will (finally) debut in cans year-round on February 17th.

Reclaimed Rye has been a year-round offering by Athens, Georgia brewery basically since they opened their doors. The amber ale is brewed with rye malt and nuanced with a touch of French oak. The brewery teased the artwork two years ago this month, and finally after expansions, building a second production facility, Reclaimed Rye will finally be available in cans.

A uniquely complex and flavorful amber ale. French oak and rye malt lend to a well-rounded body with delicate undertones of toasted bread, spice, and subtle vanilla. We set out to show a new light onto the amber style with this beer and to reclaim it back from the ordinary. Easy to drink with friends at the pub, or just as good as a companion contemplating the stars, Reclaimed Rye is a collection of familiar voices singing a new harmony. 

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye joins Athena and Tropicalia, and Bibo Pilsner in their year-round canned lineup. The designs are the brainchild of creative genius Kim Kirby of Young Athenians.

Style: Rye Beer (Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Debut (Cans): 2/17/18

5.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Good People Brewing, Seasonal Return

A spicy fall seasonal returns: Good People Mumbai Rye

Good People Mumbai Rye Can

Good People Mumbai Rye returns to cans for a second time, headlining the brewery’s fall release calendar.

This fall India pale ale features Columbus and Mt. Hood hops balanced by a peppery touch of rye malt.

This hop-forward Rye IPA puts rustic, earthy flavors on full display. Uniquely flavorful and easy-to-drink, they call it good karma in a can.

Good People Mumbai Rye is available in 12-ounce cans and draft once again on September 11th.

Style: Rye Beer / IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: AL, TN, Florida Panhandle
Latest Return: September 2017

7.4% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal. Ed note. We just drank a lot of Mumbai Rye while playing Oregon Trail. We all got dysentery. Again. 

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

Stone Farking Wheaton w00t Stout 2017 hits shelves

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2017

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2017 has returned to shelves this month. This year marks the fifth 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.

The imperial stout finish 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 fresh.

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 2017 is a 22oz bottle and draft offering.

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

Arrival: July, 2017

13% ABV, 65 IBUs

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout 2016 Trooper

PIC: Beer Street Journal

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 SweetWater Brewing, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

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 NoDa Brewing, Coming Soon

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