Thump Keg Brewing Co. debuts its beer line with two beers: the Rye IPA in collaboration with George Dickel Whisky and the Agave Amber Ale in collaboration with Peligroso Tequila. Both the Rye IPA and Agave Amber Ale uses inventive brewing techniques by pairing the same foundation ingredients as its collaboration partner spirits brands. While the Thump Keg line does not contain distilled spirits, Agave Amber Ale and Rye IPA are rich in flavor and complexity, providing a new taste experience for casual beer drinkers and beer enthusiasts alike.

Each kindred brew balances the refreshing-tasting character of a beer with a flavor complexity inspired by brilliantly distilled and carefully selected spirits. The Agave Amber Ale’s adventurous taste comes from the same signature blue agave used in the distillation of the award-winning, super-premium Peligroso Tequila. The Rye IPA receives a similar influence from George Dickel Whisky – the only rye whisky finished the Dickel way: chilled, then charcoal mellowed. The same underlying grains used in the whisky’s distillation are used to create the mash bill for the Rye IPA.

Here is a breakdown of the two beers.

RYE IPA

Appearance: Clear, light amber colored ale

Ingredients: Columbus, Cluster, Williamette and Tettnang hops, Rye mash bill

ABV: 5.8% ABV

Format: 6-pack of 12 oz. bottles, 20L Kegs

Serve: Best enjoyed cold and straight from the bottle or served in a 16 oz. glass accompanied by a shot of George Dickel Rye Whisky.

Tasting Notes:

Aroma:  Citrus and floral

Flavor: Subtle spice with bursts of vanilla and smoke capture the essence of George Dickel Rye Whisky, balanced with the citrus and pine notes.

Mouth-feel: Earthy character with bitterness

AGAVE AMBER ALE

Appearance: An amber colored ale

Ingredients: Tettnang hops, blue agave

ABV: 6.2% ABV

Format: 6-pack of 12 oz. bottles, 20L Kegs

Serve: Best enjoyed cold and straight from the bottle or served in a 16 oz. glass accompanied by a shot   of Peligroso Tequila.

Tasting Notes:

Aroma: Floral spice

Flavor: Hints of blue agave and lemon grass capture the essence of Peligroso Tequila, balanced with the toasted malts and subtle hops.

Mouth-feel: Clean bitterness

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