Kremlock the Roggenbier

Rye malt and rare Polish hops lends peppery notes and an herbal earthiness to this roggenbier, which blend harmoniously with hints of clove and banana contributed by the weizen yeast. Kremlock is part of the Pro-Am Series… cheers to Michel Lecavalier, who won the 2014 Beau’s Oktoberfest homebrew contest, earning the prize of brewing his beer in the Beau’s brewhouse for 2015!

Roggenbier
6.7% • Pro-Am Series No. 12

History & Style

Roggenbier is a Bavarian rye beer that was quite popular in the medieval era, but fell into obscurity in 1516 when the German Purity laws were adopted in Bavaria and stated that only barley could be used for brewing. Since the 1980s it has experienced a renaissance in the world of craft beer.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of spice and pepper precede grainy and spicy flavours from the rye malt. Some earthy flavours are present, along with a balanced clove/banana flavour. Polish Marynka and Sybilla hops enhance the spicy character. This beer is medium-bodied with a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

Smoked mackerel; gouda fritters with sour cream & mustard dip; black forest ham; caraway, havarti & rye bread grilled cheese; good-quality German-style cold cuts, gouda & havarti; Hard-boiled eggs & rye bread.

Technical Specs

  • ALC/VOL: 6.7%
  • INGREDIENTS: Local spring water, organic barley and rye malts, organic hops, brewer’s yeast.
  • MALTS: Pale Ale, Rye, Caraaroma, Carafa (all organic)
  • HOPS: Marynka, Sybilla (all organic)
  • YEAST: Bavarian Weizen
  • IBU’S: 45
  • OG: 13.0˚ P
  • FG: 3.0˚ P
  • SERVING TEMP.: 8-11˚ C
  • GLASSWARE: Stein