*BOTTLES – Imperial American Rye IPA

 Our first batch of Imperial IPA of the year (January 2015) was aged in fresh-emptied rye barrels from our friends at Albany Distilling Co for 8 months and then lovingly blended back with fresh IPA and dry-hopped again before bottling. Allowed to condition for an additional 6 weeks in the bottle this beer provides a truly unique IPA experience. 9.7%

With only 1200 hand numbered bottles available be sure to get some while it’s still available.

($13.00 + tax 500ml Bottle) $70.20 per ½ case (6 bottles) (10% discount)

Upfront the nose is subtly hoppy with support of oak and vanilla from the rye barrels and a bit of black pepper on the back end.

With moderate carbonation and a sizeable amount of rye this beer pours a beautiful deep copper color with a tight head and thick, almost syrupy appearance, though not cloudy.

Due to the use of rye even in this light bodied beer there’s a bit of rich mouthfeel and a clean, slightly bitter finish.

The nose gives way to a rich and complex flavor beginning with notes of vanilla and oak from the barrel. The additional dry-hopping with Bravo provides hoppy hints of lemon-lime while the use of rye and substantial early hopping provide a slightly peppery-bitter clean finish.


O.G. 1.078 (19.5 P)

A.E. 1.009 (2.5 P)

ABV 9.7

CALORIES 256 (per 375ml glass)

BU 76


MALT Pale, Munich, Rye

HOPS Citra, Amarillo, Bravo

YEAST WLP001 (American Ale Yeast)

Storage: This beer should be stored upright in a cool, dark place, such as a cellar or cool closet. With proper care this beer should age well, although the hop character is best while it’s fresh.