Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New beer at the bar: Hop Rod Rye!

We've been enjoying a new beer at the bar for a couple of weeks now: Bear Republic Brewery's Hop Rod Rye. This beer is a bold American IPA made with 20% rye malt. Hop Rod Rye is darker in color than your typical IPA. It boasts a huge hop aroma and flavor accompanied by a slightly sweet, malty finish. This beer weighs in with a satisfying ABV of 8.0%.

Hop Rod Rye has won several awards at beer festivals: 2004 California State Fair, Silver Medal Winner; 2002 National Real Ale Festival, Chicago, Gold Medal Winner; 2001 San Diego Real Ale Festival, Silver Medal Winner & Best of Show (Runner Up). So if you're a beer nut like the rest of us, swing by the Amsterdam and ask for a Hop Rod Rye.

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