Rye malt is starting to make an appearance with steadily increasingly regularity among Australia's craft brewers, from 3 Ravens roggenbier to IPAs from the likes of Mountain Goat and Feral. And it's easy to see why given its rather unique characteristics. This new limited release from Grand Ridge uses it to give a Vienna style lager - or Marzen - something of a twist. It gives the beer an added earthy, almost woody, character to go with its sweeter malty elements as well as the richer mouthfeel associated with the use of rye, all rounded off with a gentle spiciness from the classic German lager hop Hallertau. Out in individually numbered 330ml bottles now.