Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rye Beer is Good Beer

I generally thought I didn't like rye beer because I can't stand rye bread. Yes: to me, that made sense. But lately I've been enjoying every rye beer I taste, so I think it's time I admit that I'm a fan.

We brought He'Brew (the chosen beer) Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA to the bbq today, and it's delicious. Malty and slightly sweet, with a spicy kick. The hop flavour is tasty, and the malt balances it nicely, giving it a more solid feel than IPAs usually have for me. I think that's due to the rye malt? Maybe. It's 10% ABV, so I can't drink too much of it, but I'm really enjoying my one bottle.

Also, I cooked my own burgers for the first time. Success!


  1. Hi there. This is Zak from Shmaltz Brewing Company, the makers of the HE'BREW Beers. Thanks so much for picking up that bottle of Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed it. Keep your eyes open, because soon we'll launch round two of RIPA on RYE, which is the R.I.P.A. aged on Sazerac Rye Whiskey barrels. Quite delicious. L'Chaim!! ~Zak

  2. that beer sounds AMAZING. the Lumberjack & I are both in shock.