On the heels of winning medals for its Three Ryes Men at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer and at the Great American Beer Festival this year, Reuben’s Brews is set to release two Three Ryes Men variants in bottles.
Three Ryes Men: Cinnamon and Three Ryes Men: Brandy Barrel will arrive at Reuben’s Brews Taproom and To-Go Store beginning on Friday, December 18 at Noon. To minimize crowds and maintain social distancing purchase via the brewery’s webstore – ReubensBrews.com/Shop.
Here are descriptions provided by Reuben’s Brews for each of the barrel-aged beers.
THREE RYES MEN: CINNAMON
We’ve taken our 2020 Three Ryes Men barrel-aged barleywine and aged it a second time in cinnamon whisky barrels. The additional time in the cinnamon barrels adds layers of complexity and baking spice, with cinnamon showing its earthy and balancing flavors to the liquid caramel and dark chocolate flavors of the base Three Ryes Men. This beer is one of our experimental brewer Thor’s favorite barrel-aged creations to date, and as a new experiment this beer is available in very limited quantity.
THREE RYES MEN: BRANDY BARREL
The 2020 release of Three Ryes Men barrel-aged barleywine brewed with multiple types of rye and aged a second time in apple brandy barrels. The base Three Ryes Men features a full body with malt driven caramel and chocolate notes, evoking a liquid rolo, and the second aging in brandy adds a depth of spicy fruit and calvados. A returning favorite from last year.
Both Three Ryes Men: Cinnamon and Three Ryes Men: Brandy Barrel are exclusively available at Reuben’s Brews Taproom and To-Go Store, and will unfortunately not see distribution. You’ll also have a chance to taste both beers on draft at The Taproom when Reuben’s open its outdoor patio at noon. Bottles will be available for pickup beginning at noon on Friday at its To-Go Store and throughout the weekend.