Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Real Ale Full Moon Pale Rye Ale

Sometimes, it is the simple things that bring happiness. Ben Franklin once said, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." I think ol' Ben was on to something. Something truly great has happened recently in this area for folks in the DFW area. Central Market has started carrying beer from a little brewery in the Texas Hill Country called the Real Ale Brewing Company. A trip to the Fort Worth Central Market location yielded a six pack of the Full Moon Pale Rye Ale. This is a unique ale that combines the hop head nectar of the Pale Ale with the traditionally smooth and malty Rye Ale. The result does not disappoint although bottled beer is never quite as good as what you get on tap. I introduced one of my former bosses to the Full Moon Pale Rye Ale at a trip to the Flying Saucer. Now he is accustomed to the ales of Great Britain, but he found this to be quite to his liking. There are few if any beers from Texas that I would recommend ahead of this one. Prost!

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

You are dead on right on this one! Thanks for introducing me to the greatness of Full Moon Rye. Rye is a unique grain used for brewing. While in Arizona, I tried a Hop Rod Rye that was also quite tasty. Ben Franklin and Ben C. agree. Beer is a gift from God. We just all have to figure out how to enjoy this great nectar in moderation!

Mark Ritchie said...


Thanks again for that trip to the Flying Saucer! I'm thirsty to go to Central Market now. Cheers!