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Shiga Kogen Beer has a special place in our hearts. Not only have they been brewing some of the best craft beer in Japan for many years, they also gave our head brewer Chris his first real opportunity to work and learn the ins and outs of brewing and running a brewery in Japan. When we were invited to Snow Monkey Beer Live for the first time last year, we were so excited we made a beer in honour of the event, Kurayami no Senko (Flash in the Darkness). We decided to keep the tradition alive in 2017 and this year's special beer is a Belgian Red Rye IPA.
The inspiration for the brew came as the final addition to our series of beers that used grains other than malted barley. There are two types of rye malt featured, one that lends a unique spiciness and mouthfeel to the beer, and a crystal rye malt that imparts an aroma of rye bread and a pretty red hue. While generously hopped with citrusy and herbal varieties, this beer will continue to evolve as it ages as more of the rye malt character comes to the forefront. If you didn't get a chance to try it at Snow Monkey Beer Live the other weekend, we hope you find it at your favourite bar soon!
Naming: The final brew in our "series" of beers using grains other than malted barley, Catcher in the Rye features 15% malted rye, one non-roasted and one caramelised.
Style: Belgian Red Rye IPA
Yeast: Belgian Ardennes
Gas Volumes: 2.4