Boulevard Brewing Co. (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Rye on Rye Maple on April 6.
The result of “patience, great barrels and creative brewers,” Rye on Rye Maple takes Boulevard’s Rye on Rye — “a complex yet approachable ale that defies categorization” — and ages it “to perfection” in barrels that were “used to age Templeton Rye 4, then filled with Vermont maple syrup for two months, then re-filled with whiskey to create Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish.” This treatment produces a multilayered Rye Beer that is “bold and complex, with aromas of maple syrup (duh!), caramel, butterscotch, hazelnut and oaky vanilla that emanate from the glass.” Weighing in at a massive 13.2% ABV, Rye on Rye Maple “is deceptively smooth for a beer with these epic levels of robust booze character.”
“This year’s blend comes from aging [Boulevard’s] Rye on Rye base beer four different ways:”
- 31% – Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish barrels
- 35% – Templeton 4 year barrels
- 27% – Templeton 4 year barrels with Maple syrup added after 8 months
- 7% – 2018 Rye on Rye, double barrel-aged
Rye on Rye Maple is scheduled to hit the Greater Kansas City area on April 6 with wider distribution to follow shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within Boulevard Brewing Co.’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Rye on Rye Maple from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Release – Limited; April 6, 2020
Style – Rye Beer
ABV – 13.2%
IBUs – 16
Malts – Pale Malt, Cara 50, Rye Malt, Cara Rye & Munich
Hops – Magnum, Bravo & Styrian Golding
Yeast – House Scottish
Treatment – Aged in barrels used to age Templeton Rye 4, then filled with Vermont maple syrup for two months, then re-filled with whiskey to create Templeton Rye Maple Cask Finish
Suggested Food Pairings – “Fried chicken and waffles, butter pecan ice cream, aged hard cheeses, hours and hours of contemplative time at home”
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles
Beer Finder – https://www.boulevard.com/beer/beer-finder/