Boulevard Brewing’s Rye on Rye Ale

Boulevard Brewing's Rye-On-Rye Rye Ale at The Liquor Barn
What exactly makes a beer a Rye Ale?

Rye beer refers to any beer in which rye (generally malted) is substituted for some portion of the barley malt.
The style originated in Bavaria, in southern Germany and is brewed with the same type of yeast as a German Hefeweizen, resulting in a similarly light, dry, spicy taste.

Rye, used for making bread and RYE Ale!

But why Rye?  This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than with ales.  Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of bourbon and scotch.  But when Boulevard Brewing procured some seasoned barrels from their friends at Templeton Rye, they asked ourselves, “Why not?”  Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warmth of charred oak rye whiskey casks?  Two kinds of malted rye provide spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish.

Rye-on-Rye is available in limited edition, hand numbered bottles.  Try this great and unusual beer at The Liquor Barn today.

Rye on Rye Ale by Boulevard Brewing at The Liquor Barn