Release Sixpoint to release Righteous Barrel Aged Rye

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Urk1127, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Hello BA,

    New Sixpoint Release...."Barrel Aged Righteous Ale, aged in Woodford Rye Reserve barrels to hit the entire distribution network in cans and on draft in March."

    "Also a derivative small-batch release at the brewery in March aged in upstate NY Rye Barrels and vanilla beans"

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    I personally love rye whiskey, and never had Righteous Ale. Ill grab some up at first sight.

    @Sixpoint @SixpointJMH
     
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  2. DISKORD

    DISKORD Aspirant (201) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    Rye Ale? @Sixpoint, what beer is this exactly? Rye Pale Ale/IPA, Rye Brown Ale, etc.

    I don't really understand why/how "Rye Beer" is a style on here. Just look through all the different (styles) of beer on that list. Most of them are Pale Ales and IPAs. Some are American Strong Ales, BSDA, Stouts, etc. Why not have Rye Pale Ale, Rye IPA, Rye Red Ale, Rye Brown Ale categories or just get rid of Rye Beer and have those added to APA, IPA, Red Ale, Brown Ale. Doesn't make sense to have an Imperial Stout made with rye in the same category as Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye or other Rye IPAs.
     
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  3. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    I believe Righteous Ale was a Rye beer sixpoint did a few years back. A usual good rule pf thumb is its a considerable high rye percent in the mash. I never had it myself. @Sixpoint. I assume youre familiarity with Roggenbier, as a fan of beer, is there an aspect to righteous thats inspired by anything specific?
     
  4. DISKORD

    DISKORD Aspirant (201) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    @Todd
     
  5. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,569) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    In other words there are two separate releases, one using Woodford barrels which come from Kentucky and one using some Rye Barrels from NY state?
     
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  6. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    I have the assumption the NY state barrels rye will be a brewery release while Righteous w/woodford will hit full distro. . @Sixpoint. For purchase through the App.?
     
  7. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    We have been brewing the Righteous Ale going all the way back to 2005. "Rye" beers are not a new phenomenon, even in American craft. There even is a separate category for them on most beer sites, including this one.

    BA rye beers in rye are a new niche though....hope you like!
     
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  8. DISKORD

    DISKORD Aspirant (201) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    How hopfoward is the BA version?
     
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  9. drtth

    drtth Poo-Bah (3,569) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Just this last weekend tried the Boulevard Rye on Rye. Looking forward to seeing your beer on the shelves. (I always have preferred Rye Whiskey to Bourbon.)
     
  10. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Much more restrained....we needed enough bitterness to balance out the malt, as its over 10% ABV with a relatively high finishing gravity. But it only ended up around 30-35 IBU.
     
  11. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (961) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I'd love to see BA Diesel someday. Yeah I know it was only 6% abv or so but a man can dream right?
     
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  12. DISKORD

    DISKORD Aspirant (201) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    How is the color? Brown, dark brown? Can you see through it?
     
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  13. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    We did a sour diesel back in the day. Was fun....hit it with some brett and lacto.

    No, its not dark brown. Its a beautiful deep red/mahogany color. I'll try to post some photos tomorrow.
     
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  14. MJS08

    MJS08 Aspirant (278) Jul 29, 2014 Florida
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    With the low IBU, and overall profile, I sense a beer for some fresh, and maybe 4 for the cooler weather in six to 8 months or so. What do you say, Mr SP? Oh, and the Hi-Res this year rocks.
     
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  15. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,438) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Woah. This looks promising.
     
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  16. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (648) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Regular old Diesel would be great in the 16oz package........

    Enjoy
     
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  17. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (961) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I try to make it a point to bring up Diesel every time I see a sixpoint thread. I agree, would love to see the regular one canned again even before a barrel aged one. Sorry for going off topic.

    Anyway, I enjoyed Righteous Ale the way it was when I last had it and I'm sure this version will come out great. Keep up the excellent work, @Sixpoint!
     
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  18. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    You can enjoy now or store for later. Dealer's choice.

    You going to make it to March's release?

    We have a BA stout already aging on the oak....might have to Diesel it up...
     
  19. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,438) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    I'm not sure yet. Hopefully. Haha.
     
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  20. jeebeel

    jeebeel Initiate (158) Jun 17, 2003 Texas

    Do you work for this brewery?
     
  21. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Yes
     
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  22. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (423) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    Can't wait for this one! Love me some rye.
     
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  23. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,598) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Styles are meant to be a guideline, not a definitive, all-encompassing, rulebook for every single style variant currently known to man. Otherwise we'd have thousands of styles listed.
     
  24. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Only in my dreams.

    @Sixpoint @SixpointJMH

    These fine people can assist you with brewery relations.
     
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  25. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Actually working on the master blending today with the ops and brewing team....

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  26. threeviews

    threeviews Zealot (555) Apr 18, 2011 Florida

    @Sixpoint
    You and your team have a great brewery...arguably the best and most consistent for a company that brews beers for large distribution under contract. It is nice to see you doing small batch can releases from the Brooklyn location, but sadly anyone out of the New York Metro area will never get an opportunity to try these small batch offerings.

    Regardless, Barrel-Aged 3Beans and 2018 Hi-Res are definite highlights in your portfolio. I will support the company whenever possible. I will absolutely be seeking out 'Righteous Barrel Aged Rye.'
     
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  27. Ahonky

    Ahonky Initiate (108) Feb 13, 2018 New York

    Not much of a Sixpoint fan, but Righteous was a bad-ass beer, and its nice to see something other than a stout go into a barrel. Will give this a go
     
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  28. Samlover55

    Samlover55 Defender (615) Oct 8, 2015 New York
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    How new is Boulevard Rye-on-Rye, and Shmaltz's RIPA on Rye?
     
  29. jrnyc

    jrnyc Meyvn (1,311) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    That label is awesome!
     
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  30. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Thats sweet. Cool behind the scenes pic.
     
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  31. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    Have you tried them recently? All core lineup beers got an overhaul and are noticeably different than before.
     
  32. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (442) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina
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    Sounds terrible!
    Can’t wait to try it!
     
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  33. Ahonky

    Ahonky Initiate (108) Feb 13, 2018 New York

    Funnily enough, it's sort of why I fell off from them. They deliver Jammer, and I thought it was absolutely dreadful and very soda-like (Sprite), and then they're like "We know it wasn't that great, so here is 2.0"...and I'm all like...well do your research upfront, because I don't know too many consumers who are going to follow you through your trials and relaunches".

    Don't like Resin, Hi-Res...Crisp is alright. Sweet Action seems like a confused teenager who doesn't know where he fits in. Abigail was meh. Global Warmer, did not like. Tesla is probably their worst offense.

    I occasionally buy Bengali, because I do find it to be fairly unique in the crowded world of IPAs.
     
  34. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Formulation development is not a static process. Over the past few years we have been building a lot of processes to hone in on this, including the creation of a separate product development team. Some of the limited, widely-distributed offerings are a result of this, as well as our small batch series sold through the app. We're hoping you have the opportunity to enjoy them with us and other BAs soon. thanks for the consideration

    cheers
     
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  35. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Meyvn (1,297) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey

    I see what you mean. But i see it as the every changing word. Language changes, people change......beer styles change and brewers need to adapt to tastes. Theres classics but i feel by doing a slight tweak, you keep up in a sense and not be stale. The beers are still identifiable but have slight tweaks for the better. You should try crisp again if you havent in the past year. And i noticed you said Abigail which hasnt been brewed in (2) years? I never had that but Sixpoint delivers in that they can stay relevant in the literal sea of beers on the east coast.
     
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  36. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,349) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania

    BA 3 beans is stellar, sign me up for lots of this one as well. Keep 'em coming sixpoint.
     
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  37. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    Not only will the BA Beans series be returning this Fall, but we also will be announcing another BA canned beer later this year.....

    if you are digging these beers, check out our can release in March....will feature the special BA righteous ale...

    @frozyn @EnthusedAboutBeer @jrnyc
     
  38. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (1,968) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    How about bringing distribution to the Memphis area?
     
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  39. Sixpoint

    Sixpoint Poo-Bah (1,703) Jul 25, 2004 New York
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    We actually contacted the new craft wholesaler, but have yet to hear back. Would you or someone you know be able to help us get in contact with 901 Crafts? It would be much appreciated. Please feel free to DM us, thank you.
     
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  40. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (1,968) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Stand by....
     
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