Carton Twin Light Harvest Rye

Last weekend, Katie and I took Liz apple picking. But, you couldn’t possibly go apple picking on an empty stomach. So, we stopped at Twin Light on the way. I’m lying, it wasn’t on the way. I totally made her go out of the way, but I was seriously dying for their eggs benedict. This brew was actually made from cascade hops from Mark’s (the owner of Twin Light) backyard. Yeah, definitely down for this.

ABV: 6%

Style: Rye Beer

Trivia: According to, “Cascade is a variety of hop developed in the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Oregon at Oregon State University and released as a U.S. aroma variety in 1971. It originated from an open seed collection in 1956 including an English Fuggle, a Russian Serebrianker hop, and an unknown male. In addition to appealing flavor qualities, researchers were looking for resistance to downy mildew, a threat to hop yards. Cascade was named after the Cascade mountain range that runs through the states of Washington and Oregon.”

Random: I’ve become obsessed with watching wedding shows. That’s not to say that I’ve planned anything for my wedding or anything…

This brew poured with a hint of white head that left some lacing on the glass and dissipated slowly. The body was a slightly burnt yellow color with low carbonation and cloudy. The nose was really bright with lots of lemon and grass. I didn’t get any rye, though. The taste was big and hoppy with lots of citrus and really helped with the addition of rye. This is one of the first beers that I’ve had that I could really taste the rye. It was also grassy. The body was a medium thickness with medium carbonation. The finish was long as hell with hops. This was one of the first beers I could say that the rye really added something. I didn’t want this beer to end. I would definitely have this one again. If you get a chance to try it, grab one!

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

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