We’ve seen many a Craft Beer collaboration brew in the 10+ years of Booze Dancing Media…
Brewers collaborating with other brewers,
Brewers collaborating with coffee roasters,
Brewers collaborating with whisky distillers,
Brewers collaborating with regional convenience store chains,
and so on and so on.
On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we’ll be discussing a collaboration brew created by Comstock Park, Michigan’s very own Perrin Brewing Company and Beer City Bread Co. of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Beer City Rye IPA is the name of this beer.
Here’s what Perrin Brewing has to say about it:
Beer City Rye IPA (8% ABV) stays incredibly true to style by using real, artisan rye bread from Beer City Bread Co. Resinous American Hops provide balance to this Imperial Rye IPA, which showcases notes of biscuit and caraway seed from toasted rye bread added directly to the mash.
Beer City Bread Co. products are developed from craft beer and natural European sourdough starters that are cultivated daily as the foundation of each bread batch. Each dough is aged over 24 hours, then processed using their unique “stress-free” handling bread line before baking, allowing true artisan qualities to develop in every product.
“Craft beer comes full circle in Beer City Rye IPA,” said Senior Marketing Manager Lindsey VanDenBoom. “Perrin beer first goes into making Beer City Bread Company’s toasted rye bread. Then, that toasted rye is used to lend spicy depth of flavor to Beer City Rye IPA. Bread and beer have a truly cooperative relationship, making our partnership with our neighbors at Beer City Bread Co. very natural. We’re all super proud of this Western-Michigan-powered beer!”
We don’t know about you, but all of this rye bread talk had us craving some baked brisket or pastrami on rye (or why not both? We’re never opposed to going halfsies!). It sure would have been nice to have one of those sandwiches to go alongside this beer. Sadly, we didn’t, but that didn’t stop us from drinking. Click the play button on the following video to find out what we thought of this beer:
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