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BOULEVARD RYE ON RYE ON RYE

Tantalizingly rich and creamy Imperial Stout hybrid loads rich oak-charred spiced rye malting inside Templeton rye whiskey barrels as overriding dark chocolate influence gains strength alongside sweet bourbon, rum, and to a lesser extent, cognac and brandy tones. Benefiting from second aging, syrupy molasses-draped rye whiskey continuance picks up caramelized brown sugaring to contrast latent boozy acetone whir. To add further complexity, tertiary dark cherry, red grape and plum illusions seep into the chocolate-fudged rye whiskey deliverance.

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DIEU DU CIEL ROUTE DES EPICES RYE BEER WITH PEPPERCORNS

On tap at Ambulance, flawlessly easygoing spice ale will  appeal to experimental thirsts as well as lighter ale heads ready for a light peppery pep. Succulent black and green peppercorn burn mildly soothes creamy brown-sugared molasses caramelization, polite rye breading and nutty mocha quip. Roasted peppercorn template dried-out by resinous hops. Delightful pepper-spiced alternative to usual grain-based ales.

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NINKASI / DEVIL’S BACKBONE THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO OREGON IMPERIAL DARK RYE ALE

On tap at Ambulance, worthy Oregon-Virginia collaboration offers buttery rye-toasted honey nut sweetness, spiced prune-raisin richness and dry cereal graining to sharp charred hop thrust and subtle grapefruit dirge. Mild chocolate roast inundates caraway-seeded chestnut, almond and praline subsidy. In the 22-ounce bottle, heady auburn-browned roggenbier brings spicier prune-raisin affluence to Blackstrap molasses-sapped pumpernickel rye thrust.