Last December on a chilly Friday night, my mother and I decided to meet up after work at Jamex Brewing Co. in St Clair Shores, and I was, of course, running late. I burst into the taproom and bellied up to the bar. When asked what I wanted to drink, I was prepared to do my usual “I don’t know … let me try …” when another patron’s glass caught my eye. It appeared to be a New England IPA, but as far as I could see, there weren’t any NEIPAs on the menu. I told the bartender I’d have whatever that beautiful beer was. A glass of Ryeders on the Storm was placed before me, and I found myself in the presence of greatness.
Rye IPAs are nothing new to me, but this was something else. Dank, juicy, hazy, almost fruity. The flavors exploded on my tongue, and I couldn’t help but feel like I had been searching for this beer my whole adult life. After a long wait since that chilly Friday night, this Ryeders on the Storm was back again at Jamex, and I finally left the house in order to relive its special magic.
Ryeders on the Storm pours a brilliant, golden orange, and is almost completely opaque. The flavors of rye are subtle yet perfectly compliment the faint hop bitterness. You notice it the most on the beer’s smooth finish. There’s just so much going on in this beer! It’s strong, too, at 7.6% ABV. With how easily this one drinks, it will definitely creep up on you. Naturally, I had to fill up a growler and purchase a six-pack to bring home. I wouldn’t want to have to go another few months without it!
I am so glad Jamex brought this delicious and interesting beer back because it is a truly unique creation. It is refreshing and feels perfect for a hot summer night. Hopefully, Jamex will make Ryeders on the Storm a staple beer because it is something special.
Disclaimer: Purchased by Dani because she loves it so dang much.