Boulevard Brewing Co. Rye-on-Rye
More than any other bottle, it seems that Boulevard's Rye-on-Rye has been on my "friend gift list" for several years running. Yeah, so let's raise a glass to good friends, and clocking in at 12% ABV it's best to raise that glass of Rye-on-Rye with a friend.
Yeah, so let's raise a glass to good friends, and clocking in at 12% ABV it's best to raise that glass of Rye-on-Rye with a buddy.
A good rye whiskey is a spirit worth sipping, allowing it to warm in the glass while it warms the soul. This inspiration has carried over to a wave of brewers using the rye grain in a variety of styles, from IPA's to barrel-aged ales. Boulevard's Rye-on-Rye is brewed with two types of malted rye and aged in Templeton Rye's charred oak barrels.
While the strength of spirit will settle you in your seat, it has a surprising mellow ale, citrus hops, and vanilla notes, with a well-balanced lingering finish. Allow the bottle to slowly warm if you've pulled it from the chill of the fridge, the ale really opens up closer to room temp.
Each opportunity I've had to crack this bottle, the flavors and memories tend to build on the previous experiences. It's a perfect bottle for fall reflections, telling war stories around an open fire, or toasting your friend's excellent palette.