Spirit & Sierra Nevada Collaborate on
Limited Edition Rye Ale
By FBWorld Team
happens when award-winning leaders in craft beer and craft whiskey
get together? The result became deliciously evident today with
the release of Sierra Nevada Rye Ale, a limited-edition beer
brewed with Maryland-grown rye and aged for six months in rye
whiskey barrels from Sagamore Spirit.
time in the barrel graces Sierra Nevada's legendary red ale
with distinct notes from Sagamore Spirit's signature rye whiskey,
like clove, nutmeg and hints of walnut and brown sugar. The
result is a crisp yet round red ale that delivers an herbal
and spicy jolt at 10% ABV.
know the magic that happens when our whiskey ages in freshly
charred oak, so we couldn't wait to see what amazingly crafted
beer that met our barrels would taste like. It was love at first
sip," said Brian Treacy, President of Sagamore Spirit.
"Our team is always looking to bring the taste of Maryland-style
rye whiskey to more people, and thanks to this collaboration
with Sierra Nevada, we've found a whole new way to do that.
We couldn't wait to taste this beer, aged in our charred oak
and then barrel-aged at Sierra Nevada."
collaboration produced Sierra Nevada's first-ever beer in aged
rye whiskey barrels. Sagamore Spirit has worked with wineries
to create limited edition whiskies and with local Maryland brewers
to donate their used barrels.
Nevada Rye Ale is available at select off-premise accounts,
including Total Wine stores and on-premise accounts throughout
Maryland for a limited time only. To learn more about this collaboration
and find out where you can purchase Sierra Nevada Rye Ale, visit
those interested in exploring Maryland-style rye, Sagamore Spirit's
award-winning selection of whiskies include Signature 83-proof
and Cask Strength rye whiskey, and a Port Finish limited time
offering that was recently named "Best Rye Whiskey"
at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.