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Lakewood Rock Ryder - Lakewood Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 08-05-2012

Named for White Rock Lake and the cyclists who loop it, Rock Ryder is a refreshing, crowd-pleasing, session beer. But just because it's easy drinking doesn't mean it's got training wheels. With peppery notes from rye malt, a citrusy aroma and dry finish, our American Rye Wheat pulls ahead of the pack. And we're proud to donate a portion of the proceeds of Rock Ryder to For The Love of the Lake, a community organization that volunteers their time keeping our little oasis in the city sparkling. So sit back and enjoy the Ryde.
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