Smooth Ryed: BridgePort's New Spring Seasonal

BridgePort Brewing Co. will soon release Smooth Ryed, its new spring seasonal. Smooth Ryed replaces Dark Rain, which is being retired after just one outing.  

Personally, I'm glad to see this change. Although Dark Rain was technically a Black Pale Ale, I've grown tired of the Cascadian Dark Ale / Black IPA style. This beer features rye and should provide a nice spicy change of pace.

I'll be sure to review it as soon as I get my hands on a bottle. In the meantime, the full press release with details about Smooth Ryed is listed below. 

Have tasted a rye ale? What's your favorite? 

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New spring seasonal uses rye malt and whole leaf hops

PORTLAND, Ore. – December 18, 2012 – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon's oldest craft brewery, is excited to announce its new spring seasonal beer, Smooth Ryed. The brew gets its name from a warm malt background with a hint of spicy rye character. Smooth Ryed is a full-bodied hoppy ale that uses caramel and chocolate malts combined with 10 percent malted rye. In addition, the single hop varietal that BridgePort is using in the hopjack, Centennials, will lend a citrus aroma and clean, floral notes.

“This recipe creates a smooth, solid base for a big load of hop aroma from Oregon Centennial hops.  We source the malts from Great Western Malting just across the river in Vancouver and the hops from good friends at two local farms about 35 miles south of Portland,” commented brewmaster, Jeff Edgerton. “We use only Centennials in the hopjack so that the consumer will get the wonderful full flavor and aroma that only those hops have.”

Smooth Ryed will be available in all states where BridgePort is distributed starting in late December and early January.

BridgePort’s Smooth Ryed Stats:
IBU’s:    55       ABV:          6.3          Color:      Mid-range Amber         OG:  14.8

Ingredients:  NW Pale malt, rye malt, Crystal 30-37, Crystal 70-80, chocolate malt, UK Kent Golding pellets, Centennial whole leaf hops.

Description:  Smooth Ryed has an appetizing mid-range amber color with an aroma that is derived from a pound per barrel of whole Centennial hops in the hopjack, kettled by UK Kent Golding pellets. Smooth Ryed is brewed with a variety of malts, including a spicy rye and chocolate malt.

About BridgePort Brewing Company

Oregon's oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader in the craft brewing market, while remaining faithful to its commitment to producing high-quality, innovative craft ales.  The BridgePort family of ales includes IPA, Hop Czar, Kingpin, Witch Hunt and a list of seasonal releases.  BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall St.  For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit 

1 comment:

  1. My favorite rye is Two Brothers Cane and Ebel. It's fantastic!


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