In one of their more interesting recent releases, Beerland Brewing has taken inspiration from the rye bread beverage kvass. This fermented bread drink is popular in Slavic and Baltic countries as well as throughout Russia, where its low ABV – typically under 1 percent – sees it positioned as something like a soft drink, especially when flavoured with fruit.
Although drawing upon such historical influences, Run of the Mill takes a decidedly more contemporary path in the form of an IPA. Albany based BredCo supplied 44 rye loaves, which were added to the mash to create an intriguing base, light spice and NEIPA like soft mouthfeel with an implicit grainy character. Vic Secret and Cascade hops provide some lemony-pineapple notes and a punchy, building bitterness.
Describing the beer, brewer Andrew Dean noted that BredCo is owned by his best mate Sam Dawson and the beer was made with his Beerland brewing mate, Thomas Fleay; as such it’s a celebration of friendship old and new. With this beer, both are leavened.
Published July 25, 2018 2018-07-25 00:00:00