A Founders fan favorite last brewed in 2006 is making its return next year. Earlier today, Founders Brewing Co. announced Black Rye, a 7.5 percent ABV take on rye ale, will be available in January of next year.
Black Rye, which is a a dry-hopped dark ale brewed with a blend of “German and American-grown hops, premium two-row barley, heavily kilned rye and wheat malts, developed a cult following in the months it was on the market, but has not returned to the Founders line-up since its debut.
“Because of how quickly the craft beer enthusiast community has grown, most people drinking craft beer and even Founders beer today have never tried Black Rye,” said Dave Engbers, co-founder and vice-president of brand and education at Founders Brewing Co., in a press release. “Officially, this beer is a re-introduction. But for most, it’s a new Founders beer.”
Black Rye will be the Grand Rapids, Mich.’s first seasonal release in 2015, available from January through March across its 33-state distribution network in both four-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($10.99) and on draft. According to the brewery, two other seasonal releases in 2015 will be Rübæus, which will be available from April to September, and Breakfast Stout, which will be available from October to December. The brewery plans to announce its full 2015 availability later this year.