Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.-based Grayton Beer Co. will be releasing Redneck Rye-viera, a 8.1 percent ABV double IPA that is brewed with fresh crystal hops and three different types of rye. The hops used in the beer were shipped from Oregon to the brewery within 24 hours of being harvested.
“This harvest ale is a very special red rye double IPA,” said Brad “Shank” Shankwiler, head brewer at Grayton, in a press release. “Getting the hops from Oregon and brewing them within 24 hours while they’re still pure and fresh gives Redneck Rye-viera a distinct floral and aromatic hop profile. Then we add in a robust malt bill and hints of spice from rye malt to provide a truly unique drinking experience that pairs perfectly with cool weather and camp fires. This hop profile is only achievable once a year during the hop harvest, so try it while you can.”
The new beer is the second release in the brewery’s Artist Series, which features labels made from art by local artists and sees a portion of the proceeds from the sale of donated to art-based programs and charities in the Panhandle.” The first beer in the series, Gourdgeious pumpkin ale, was released back in October with art by the a brewer at Grayton, Tyler White. Allison Wickey created the art for Redneck Rye-viera using “the trees, blue waters and white sugar-sand beaches to depict the local landscape that is commonly called the Redneck Riviera.”
“We live in an area that is rich with artists, photographers and musicians, and we wanted to pay tribute to this by displaying artwork on our bottles in place of a traditional bottle label,” said Jamey Price, Grayton’s president. “We’re excited about Redneck Rye-viera and Allison’s artwork and look forward to displaying additional great local artwork on future artist series labels.”
Redneck Rye-viera is packaged in 12-ounce bottles and will be available “this week” at retailers, bars and restaurants in Florida and Alabama.