Nottoway River Rye Bock (collaboration with Deschutes Brewery)

Lager | ABV: 5.4 % | IBU: 21 | SRM: 12

This pub-to-pub collaboration beer with our buddies at Deschutes Brewery was brewed with regional malts from Asheville’s Riverbend Malt House. It’s a cool, clean lager with a hint of spice from the rye malt and a slightly unusual hop profile. It’s hopped with Equinox in lupulin form. This “hop hash” provides a potent high alpha oil content that gives the beer a wonderful aroma but allows the flavors to meld smoothly with the malty backbone.

“This rye bock was a blast to brew–both in Asheville and out in Portland,” says Asheville Brewing head brewer Pete Langheinrich. “It was an honor to collaborate with such an amazing brewery on a beer that I absolutely love. Nottoway River is a great post work crusher!”

The Nottoway River is the river that defines part of the boundary line between the great states of North Carolina (home of Asheville Brewing) and Virginia (second home of Deschutes Brewery).

Very limited quantities on draft only.

Pairing Notes:

Pairs well with hard cheese & salami, spicy chicken sandwich, NC pork barbecue.