I’m a big fan of rye beers. I even dropped by the 3rd Annual Rye Fest at Reuben’s Brews‘ new brewery and taproom in Ballard during Seattle Beer Week. There’s just something about the taste of rye in an ale that really agrees with my palate. Some of my favorite Cascadian Dark Ales contain a little rye as well. I think it just helps smooth out the flavor profile.
That’s why I’m eager to try Rye IPA from Bellevue Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor). I haven’t had the pleasure of tasting it yet, but their description makes it sound like it’s definitely right up my alley.
Here is the full press release from Bellevue Brewing Company:
We’re excited to release everyone’s perennial favorite: our Rye IPA (“RIPA”). Join us in our taproom this Friday for the first pours of this delicious summer beer. When this beer is teed up, the sunshine and summer fun can’t be far behind!Our distributor, Columbia Distributors, will have the beer in their inventory by May 25 and ready for distribution throughout Western Washington. On or about June 1, fresh bottles of RIPA will roll off the bottling line and become available at your favorite retailer. Retailers wishing to put kegs on draught or bottles in the cooler should contact the brewery directly, or their Columbia rep immediately, as this style always sells out quickly.
This golden, spicy vixen tips the scales at a respectable 6.2% ALC/VOL with 62 IBU, and 14.7º Plato. Sessional, sure, why not!?The aroma is alluring, evoking pleasant memories of past summers. Playful, spicy flavors tempt the palate thanks to the complexity of the perle and magnum hops mixing things up with the rye malt. On the palate, you’ll also notice resinous, piney notes with balanced maltiness and a super clean, citrusy finish.
If you’re eager to get a taste of Bellevue’s Rye IPA, this Friday will be your first opportunity. It should also start appearing on the shelves at you local bottle shop on or shortly after the 25th. We got an early Spring this year. Welcome Summer early too with Bellevue Brewing’s Rye IPA.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.