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The Worshipful Company of Brewers, Part VII: “I Wanna Rye-it!” by Jimmy Valm

Ladies, gentlemen and ale lovers hark! The Worshipful Company of Brewers is upon us. The charter of this sanctified league dictates that each member of the Brooklyn Brewery brewing team will design and create a batch of his/her own draft-only beer, to be served exclusively at the Brewery Tasting Room until the last drop has been squeezed from the taps, and each with the possibility of blooming into a fully distributed Brewmaster’s Reserve.

BEER #7: I Wanna Rye It!
Style: Amber Rye Ale
ABV: 7.4%
Notes: A malty brew with strong rye notes, a slight hop kick, and a lingering finish.
Available: Fri, July 26th until it’s gone!

BREWER #7: Jimmy Valm
April 17, 1981
Started at Brooklyn Brewery: 2012 (brewing professionally since 2008)
Favorite Place to Drink: Back patio with the BBQ going and plenty of friends

The Brewer’s Notes:
     Fourteen years ago when I began home-brewing I never thought I’d work for the Brooklyn Brewery.  But after leaving Seattle, getting a brewing degree in Scotland, and working for Heineken in England making Foster’s on an industrial scale, I got the chance of a lifetime.  Almost a year later and not only am I brewing some of the best beers around, but now I’ve been given the chance to design my own to add to that collection.  I’ve always loved rye ales, but never took the time to make one of my own, and it turned out neither has the Brooklyn Brewery.  Killing two birds with one stone never felt so right.  And it wouldn’t have happened without all the creative, fun, hard-working, and slightly deranged people you find at the Brooklyn Brewery.  I hope you all enjoy I Wanna Rye It! as much as I enjoyed brewing it.

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  • bruce’s buddy

    i am coming to NYC. Where can I get it?

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