New Ilkey Rye ‘n’ Dry beer inspired by American cocktail
Rye ‘n’ Dry is Ilkley Brewery’s newest release, a nod to the classic American cocktail created by new recruit, brewster Christa Sandquist.
With influences from the whiskey and dry ginger tipple, famed as a barside favourite in America, Rye ‘n’ Dry has been brewed with a combination of rye, barley grains and three Stateside hops: Centennial, Liberty and Chinook. Ginger and orange have also been added to give a dry and spicy finish. The end result is a 5% ABV red ale which is a Yorkshire take on the classic beer style, Roggenbier — a high-rye beer traditionally found in Bavaria, southern Germany.
“With it’s spicy, warming finish, it’s a great autumnal beer which pairs brilliantly with hearty Stateside classics like cow pie and beans, and fried chicken and slaw.”