Rye whiskey barrel aged beers?

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  1. cproioi

    cproioi Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2006 Ohio

    As we all know there are a huge amount of bourbon barrel aged beers. Does anyone know of any beer aged in rye whiskey barrels? If so what did you think. Personally I normally tend to gravitate towards high rye bourbons and ryes so I was just curious.
  2. Richard33

    Richard33 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2012 Massachusetts

  3. Lukafer

    Lukafer Devotee (431) Dec 18, 2009 Michigan

  4. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

  5. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    Tyranena does a porter in Rye Barrels called Dirty Old Man. Subtle barrel notes, but tasty...
  6. mnphish

    mnphish Disciple (344) Aug 19, 2012 Minnesota

    Bourbon County Cherry Rye was amazing
  7. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (131) May 15, 2011 New York
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    Cherry Rye, Bramble Rye, Rittenhouse Rye, Rye-On-Rye, Rye Wyne Ale, Smoking Wood
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  8. mattafett

    mattafett Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

  9. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,413) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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  10. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Smoking wood!
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  11. abaculy

    abaculy Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2005 Michigan

    Founders has had some on tap in the past. Rye Whiskey Barrel-Aged Porter comes to mind. They may have had Red's Rye like that as well. That was one of my favorite beers ever. Period.
  12. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Crusader (703) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    Tyranena Dirty Old Man - Imperial Rye Porter Aged In Rye Wiskey Barrels. Really quite a nice beer...
  13. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (210) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    You'll have acquire it in a trade until it's (hopefully) released again next year, but: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/25888/87246

    EDIT: Haven't had it yet, but the regular Abraxas is my favorite stout, easily. This is supposed to taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, apparently.
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  14. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    Stout girl here: BC cherry rye = my favorite beer of all time. hands down. :stuck_out_tongue:
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  15. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

  16. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    And nobody's mentioned Boulevard Rye-on-Rye yet because?...
  17. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Initiate (36) Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

  18. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Devotee (484) Mar 26, 2011 Minnesota

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  19. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Rye on Rye is excellent! Brau Brothers Rye Wyne is phenomenal as well.
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  20. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    I thought it was toooooooooo booooooooozy
  21. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Devotee (456) Feb 4, 2011 Tennessee
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    Fresh, I'd agree with you. But with a year on it, that beer is amazing!
  22. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

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  23. sentomaster

    sentomaster Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2007 Connecticut


    So unfortunate, I think this is retired now. It was a small one off that was available exclusively at Julio's and very little hype behind it, so it sat on the shelves forever. I grabbed a crap ton of them. I should've grabbed more :slight_frown:
  24. bld81

    bld81 Aspirant (221) Mar 9, 2009 Missouri
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    Boulevard Rye-on-Rye is aged in Templeton barrels
  25. NateMac13

    NateMac13 Devotee (460) Apr 10, 2011 Illinois

    I'm not a big fan of the bourbon and whiskey barrel aged beers but I had a Boulevard Rye on Rye last night and I thought it was fantastic. Usually I find them to be too boozy but I thought this one was very balanced.
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  26. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (472) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    question. the description plus bottle indicates aged in bourbon barrels. i'm not 1 hundred, but wonder if the name refers to Ryan (the person) rather than rye, the whiskey?
  27. crusian

    crusian Crusader (743) May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    Upstream makes a ton... templeton rye. It is noticeable for sure...great beers...
    Now run by mike hall the head brewer for oskar blues when they started out...
  28. sentomaster

    sentomaster Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2007 Connecticut

    IIRC, it was aged in both Bourbon and Rye Whiskey barrels; a combination of Four Roses Bourbon Sazarec and Rye Whiskey I think...It was DELICIOUS in any case. Boulevard Rye on Rye is actually very similar, but I would give Ry(e)an the edge.
  29. jimmyr78

    jimmyr78 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri
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    I had the BA Abraxas on draft at the release party. After it was allowed to warm to 55-60 degree range (10 minutes after pouring), this was an amazing beer. I didn't get the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but it's an incredible, roasted chocolate/malty/boozy/spiced gem of a beer. If you can pick this one up in trade - and it will cost you - get it.
  30. jimmyr78

    jimmyr78 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri
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    Agree on the effects of aging in rye barrels. They add a unique spice, and are not as alcohol forward (at least in the few I've tried). My in-laws are from Iowa, and they've been buying Templeton for me for several years. Love that those barrels are being put to good use!
  31. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

  32. Dunkelhund

    Dunkelhund Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2011 Oregon

    10 Barrel "Rye'm or Treason". Quite good. Cheers!
  33. sentomaster

    sentomaster Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2007 Connecticut

    found it:
    3 different barrels, one of them was Sazarec Rye
  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,204) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Phenomenal beer. The bourbon version isn't nearly as good.
  35. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    I find it incredibly annoying when people post links to beers without naming them. This thread is among the worst I have ever seen in this regard.

    For what it's worth, I came here to say that Boulevard Rye-on-Rye is good, but Brau Brothers Rye Wyne Ale is even better.
  36. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    I had some Oskar Blues Old Chub aged in Wild Turkey barrels at a beer fest last year. Taste-wise it was fantastic but it was way, way too boozy. I sipped that beer for a long time and I was in a good place. Fortunately I had hit most of the other beers I wanted to sample before I got to it.
  37. robboyd

    robboyd Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2011 Indiana

    Rye Barrel Big Black Dog from Flat 12 in Indy is my favorite beer of the past 12 months. Aged in Sazerac Rye barrels.
  38. elgiacomo

    elgiacomo Meyvn (1,149) Jun 28, 2007 Georgia

    I believe Uinta Labyrinth is aged in Rye Whiskey barrels...great stuff and year-round too!
  39. chinabeergeek

    chinabeergeek Meyvn (1,270) Aug 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    as seen from this post above, it's being made periodically. jan 2012 saw the release of batch 2. i believe there is a 3rd in the works.
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