Kyoto Brewing Co.

まるでるつぼ (Rutsubo)

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There is something about the classic Pale Ale that combines everyone’s favourite things about beer into one balanced product package. The malt character is firm but not overpowering, leaving just enough flavour and nuance behind to support a refreshing hop flavour and aroma, and the balance of the two means that there is always room for one more sip. It is the perfect go-to beer for any occasion, and one that certainly had a profound impact on the development of the craft beer movement around the world.

With this release we looked to the standard-bearers of the modern American Pale Ale for inspiration but decided to add two unique twists for additional complexity. The first was an addition of about 15% malted rye, which lends a slightly spicy flavour and aroma and creates a mouthfeel with a bit more depth and fullness. Added to this was the use of our house Belgian yeast strain, which both picks up on the spicy character of the rye malt and adds another layer of fruit character to the flavour profile. To tie these together, we looked to the classic American hop varieties Cascade and Centennial, whose citrus forward flavours and aromas blend well with the yeast character. The result is a Pale Ale that is both refreshing and drinkable, but with a unique and deep flavour. We hope you agree that this isn’t your typical Pale Ale!

Naming: This beer is one of the most unique we have brewed from a recipe standpoint, combining non-traditional grains (rye), American hops, and Belgian yeast, all while paying homage to one of the classic American-style Pale Ales. It is a bit of a melting pot, hence 'Rutsubo'.

Style: Belgian Rye Pale Ale

Malt Bill:
Pilsner, Rye, Crystal T50

Bittering: Merkur
Flavour/Aroma: Cascade, Centennial

Yeast: Belgian Ardennes

ABV: 6.0%

IBU: 26

Gas Volumes: 2.5