When someone says "rye" what is the first image that comes to your mind?
"Rye bread? I usually pass. But rye beer? Why not?" I guess not everybody likes rye bread, but I bet you'll like rye beer. I didn't realize just how many rye beers there really are until I started researching a little.
"You're probably seeing beers with rye used in the brewing process more frequently these days at your favorite watering hole and beer retailer. But rye beers aren't new." They are coming out of the woodwork as it were.
"Back in 2002, Terrapin Beer Co., of Athens, Ga., won a Gold Medal for American Pale Ale with its Rye Pale Ale. Other breweries that dabble in rye include Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and its Wookey Jack Black IPA, Sierra Nevada (Ruthless Rye), Dogfish Head (Ryehoboth) and Samuel Adams (Revolutionary Rye Ale)."
So what I have realized is that I have just barely scratched the surface of the rye beer offerings that are out there. I definitely plan on trying as many as is humanly possible, hope you will too. Oh, and if you are wondering what glass to use, its the one all the way to the left!
Referenced from USA Today.