“I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It’s nice.”
Quoted from The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger may as well have been discussing this week’s release of Ginger in the Rye throughout the state of Michigan. The release marks the triumphant return of this storied brew to bottles, original conceived as beer 5 of 13 in the 2007 Short’s Imperial Series.
Ginger in the Rye (7% ABV, 39 IBU) is an experimental ale brewed with rye, Munich malt, and fresh ginger. It pours a deep gold with a shy white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma offers a zing of fresh ginger mixed with hints of spice and faint banana fragrances, all alluding to the complexity of this unassuming ale. Sharp, crisp, and refreshing overall, Ginger in the Rye’s intricate blend of flavors lingers pleasantly on the palate.
Go ahead and get excited. It’s nice!