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RastafaRye Ale Brewed by Blue Point Brewing - Patchogue, NY
RastafaRye Ale Brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company -
Patchogue, New York
No children, no cry! In true Rastafarian spirit – drinking our RastafaRye
Ale directly benefits underprivileged kids. Everything is Irie with our
award-winning RastafaRye Ale, a hearty rye malt, blended with fresh West
Coast hops resulting in a delicious, deep copper ale with just the right
amount of rye flavor to offset the spicy, floral characteristics of the
hops. The Blue Point Brewing Company donates a portion of all RastafaRye Ale
sales to They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) a Taj Weekes charity foundation that
helps orphaned and underprivileged children in the Caribbean and around the
world: www.theyoftencryoutreach.org. IBUs: 40. ABV: 7.5% ABV
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Great looking beer. Dark amber color with an excellent head that has both
retention and attractive lacing in its wake. Clear. A steady stream of tiny
bubbles makes its way to the top during the entire duration. Aroma is good,
smells like grassy hops with that faintly metallic rye note, plus a little malt
and spice, in the background.
Delicious. Very hoppy, it's basically an IPA with rye..taste is dominated by
grassy, floral hops, but you get the rye in there too and particularly in the
finish, where that slightly metallic but not unpleasant rye flavor really pops
out. Nicely spicey. You get a bit of the malt in there as well; just enough of
the bready sweetness to give this beer nice balance...at least to a hophead.
Definitely a hop forward brew! Alcohol is completely hidden.
Good carbonation, somewhat creamy mouthfeel, pleasingly full..refreshing,
delightful to drink.
Blue Point Brewing 101:
The Blue Point Brewing Company is Long Island’s only microbrewery. It was
founded in 1998 by two long-time friends, Mark Burford and Pete Cotter.
The brewery was inspired by their life-long dream and built from a rare
assemblage of equipment collected from breweries around the country.
Blue Point's storage tanks, fermentation vessels, and other brewing equipment
were also gathered from other breweries like Frederick, LaJolla, Red Hook,
Pilgrim and others.
The brewery’s unique direct-fire brew kettle, dismantled brick by brick from a
brewery in Maryland and rebuilt in Patchogue, imparts a lightly toasted, complex
taste to produce a line of ultra premium microbrews.
Located in the 1970’s Penguin Ice Factory on River Avenue in Patchogue, Blue
Point Brewing Company’s 5000 square foot facility gives them ample space for
brewing 10,000 kegs of beer a year. Kegs from the brewery are unpasteurized, and
delivered cold to ensure they are as fresh tasting as possible-a feature only a
local brewery can offer.