Terrapin Beer Co. Revives Its Classic Rye Pale Ale

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will be bringing its fan-favorite Rye Pale Ale back for a limited time beginning in March 2021.

Rye Pale Ale has a long history at Terrapin Beer Co. It was the brewery’s original offering in 2002 and quickly went on to win a gold medal in the Pale Ale Category at the Great American Beer Festival that year. This classic had a good run as Terrapin’s flagship until 2018 when the difficult decision was made to discontinue Rye Pale Ale to make room for other styles that were gaining popularity. Still, this legend was longed for by the Terrapin faithful and it went on to earn over 10,000 total votes in a social media contest Terrapin launched last March to allow “fans . . . the opportunity to vote to bring any one of the brewery’s classics back to the line-up for 2021.”

If you are unfamiliar with this legendary brew, Rye Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale/Rye Beer “dry-hopped with Amarillo hops and brewed with malted Rye for a distinct aroma and a remarkably clean finish that is sure to be in tune with your taste.” Rye Pale Ale comes in at 5.5% ABV.

“For me, re-releasing the Rye Pale Ale brings up a flood of memories and emotions. When we launched this brand back in 2002, John and I had no idea how this beer would change the landscape of brewing and beer drinking in the state of Georgia. For some craft beer drinkers, the Rye was the first craft beer they had ever tried.”

– Spike Buckowski, Co-founder and VP of Brewing Development

Rye Pale Ale will officially return on March 1 but fans local to the brewery will have a chance to get it early when it is made available for curbside pick up on Wednesday, February 24. The iconic Rye Pale Ale will be available for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Limited; March 2021
Style – American Pale Ale/Rye Beer
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Amarillo
Featured Malts – Malted Rye
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder