Bridgeport Smooth Ryed AlePORTLAND, Ore.BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, is excited to announce its new spring seasonal beer, Smooth Ryed. The brew gets its name from a warm malt background with a hint of spicy rye character. Smooth Ryed is a full-bodied hoppy ale that uses caramel and chocolate malts combined with 10 percent malted rye. In addition, the single hop varietal that BridgePort is using in the hopjack, Centennials, will lend a citrus aroma and clean, floral notes.

“This recipe creates a smooth, solid base for a big load of hop aroma from Oregon Centennial hops.  We source the malts from Great Western Malting just across the river in Vancouver and the hops from good friends at two local farms about 35 miles south of Portland,” commented brewmaster, Jeff Edgerton. “We use only Centennials in the hopjack so that the consumer will get the wonderful full flavor and aroma that only those hops have.”

Smooth Ryed will be available in all states where BridgePort is distributed starting in late December and early January.

BridgePort’s Smooth Ryed Stats:
IBU’s:    55       ABV:          6.3
Color:      Mid-range Amber
OG:  14.8

Ingredients: NW Pale malt, rye malt, Crystal 30-37, Crystal 70-80, chocolate malt, UK Kent Golding pellets, Centennial whole leaf hops.

Description:  Smooth Ryed has an appetizing mid-range amber color with an aroma that is derived from a pound per barrel of whole Centennial hops in the hopjack, kettled by UK Kent Golding pellets. Smooth Ryed is brewed with a variety of malts, including a spicy rye and chocolate malt.