With a mildly acidic and moderately spicy aroma, and a sharp, complex grainy flavor, rye beer offers a very unique drinking experience and some versatile food pairing opportunities.
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History: The first rye beer, or "roggenbier" hailed from Regensburg, Bavaria, as a variation of the popular dunkelweisse. Unlike the weisse, which was brewed with malted wheat, the Roggenbier brewers used malted rye, which provides a distinctive sharpness to the beer.
Food: The assertive rye character in this beer enables it to pair quite well with rye-friendly foods such as pastrami (particularly on rye bread).
Recommended Glassware: Mug or Stein
Original Gravity (OG): 1.030 – 1.056
Final Gravity (FG): 1.004 – 1.030
Alcohol Content (ABV): 3.8 – 6.9%
Bitterness (IBU): 10 – 35
Color (SRM): 2 – 25º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 48 – 50º F