My drive to utilize every pun available is strong. I’m like a walking, talking dad joke waiting to happen. Therefore, in composing the above headline it was nearly impossible for me to resist saying, “vaRYEity packs and FRYEday.” Since its inception, Reuben’s Brews has created beers using malted rye. A lot of breweries brew rye beer, but Reuben’s has always done it more frequently and prolifically.
In fact, back in the day, I would have told you that the brewery’s prowess with this particular grain set it apart from the fray. For the brewer, brewing with rye can be a bit tricky. Should I say, a bit sticky? There I go with the puns again. (Historically, rye has been known to increase the risk of something known as a stuck mash. Read about stuck mash here.)
Anyway, Reuben’s Brews just announced that this Friday, November 20th it releases a mixed four-pack of rye beers: Rye Crush, Roggenbier, Dark Munich Lager, and Cinnamon Raisin Rye. Available at the brewery’s to-go store and online store. Here are the details from the brewery:
VARYEITY PACKS THIS FRIDAY – MIXED FOUR-PACK OF RYE BEERS
This Friday at our Taproom, To-Go Store, and Shipping Store we are debuting a VARYEITY PACK of four beers featuring one of our favorite malts: rye. We’ve brewed with rye malts from day one at Reuben’s Brews, with two of the four beers available the day we opened prominently featuring rye.
One of those – Roggenbier – is now available in cans for the first time, joining a lineup of other Taproom favorites:
RYE CRUSH: Hazy IPA brewed with a dash of rye for a hint of spice. Alongside the juicy, tropical hops you’ll find a smooth and full body. 6.0% ABV.
ROGGENBIER: A historic German-style rye beer, ours is analogous to a Rye Hefeweizen. One of the five beers we had on draft the day we opened! 5.3% ABV.
DARK MUNICH LAGER: Dunkel-style German lager. One of the most talked-about beers by our staff when it was first brewed last year, and a favorite if many while it was on tap. This beer was also named a Best of the Pacific Northwest by the US Beer Tasting Championship. 5.3% ABV.
CINNAMON RAISIN RYE: due to popular demand we’ve brewed one of our one-off beers from 2019 again. This cinnamon raisin rye brown ale is brewed with two kinds of rye and pureed raisins in the boil, and finished with vanilla bean and cinnamon. The best of cinnamon raisin toast. 7.2% ABV.
These mixed VaRYEity four-packs will be available online at ReubensBrews.com/Shop and in person at our Taproom and To-Go Store beginning this Friday at noon. All four beers are available exclusively in this four-pack, and are joined on the shelf by another rye favorite: ROASTED RYE IPA which is also available for a limited time!