Miss Bliss by Magic Hat Brewing Company is “Wry Ale with Spices” according to Magic Hat and it is a very nice and mild craft beer made with rye and caramel malts with just the right amounts of coriander and orange peel. This is a very sessionable ale at 4.5% ABV with just a hint of bitter at 20 IBU from the always smooth Hallertau hops, all with a nice malt backbone. The Miss Bliss by Magic Hat Brewing Company is currently only available in the Night of the Living Dead Variety Packs from Magic Hat which also includes: Note Quite Pale Ale #9; Fall Seasonal Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale; 1st Beer We (they) Ever Brewed Magic Hat Ale (Irish style red); and of course Miss Bliss Wry Ale with Spices.
Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company out of Athen’s GA is one of my personal favorites for a nice sessionable craft brew that has a ton of great flavor and complexity. This amazing brew pours an amazing deep red almost amber in color with a nice off-white head that seems to stand on its own for a good bit before you go to take your first sip. With that first sip of this amazing rye pale ale you notice hints or citrus on your nose and you can almost smell the rye and caramel but once you do take a nice swig you will immediately notice it seems like this craft beer taste the caramel, rye and honey malts which blend together perfectly to give you a smooth bit complex rye pale ale. At only 5.5 ABV and 35 IBU (taste more like a 45) this can easily become your goto session beer without question. Terrapin is known for their use of rye in their beers and I believe they have become the masters of adding rye to any beer and making it work perfectly adding just the right amount for character and that pepper bite rye is known for. If you haven’t tried a Rye Pale Ale from Terrapin Beer Company you must put this on your short list of beer to try.