Rye Malt & Hops: A Match Made in Heaven

Rye Malt & Hops: A Match Made in Heaven


Celebrating our love of rye in beer, we're delighted to share our latest limited edition seasonal release: a rye-loaded 7.0% IPA called Daybreak.

Brewed with 100 kilograms of premium German rye malt and generous quantities of wheat and barley, the 7.0% IPA will be available in can and on draught in venues across Bristol and beyond, and at our own taprooms in Old Market and St Werburghs, Bristol. The beer can also be purchased online through the our online shop from the 24th April onwards: https://wiperandtrue.com/collections/all.

Two sacks of rye malt are next to each other, one lying on the floor and the other propped up. Dramatic spotlights shine into the camera and onto the malt bags.

About Daybreak

The beer itself is a generous 7.0% IPA loaded with hop characteristics from Wiper and True brewers’ favourites, Idaho 7 and Mosaic. The beer has notes of juicy stone fruits and dark berries, a touch of intense burnt rubber, and a little splash of black tea. On the malt base, a satisfyingly chewy mouthfeel from lots of wheat is balanced by the peppery cut-through of rye. The finished beer is smooth and full bodied, with a very drinkable finish. 

A white can with an orange illustration of a window is on a pale pink flat lay. Three teal piled tea cups are on a saucer and a teapot of the same colour is in the background against a white backdrop.

At Wiper and True we absolutely love rye, and use it in several of our beers. Citra and Rye is a real team favourite, inspired by the flavours of marmalade spread on a slice of rye bread, with a thick layer of butter. This new, limited edition IPA balances the peppery, slight spiciness of rye with contemporary bold hop notes for a really well balanced, multi-faceted beer. Since moving to our new brewery we've really upgraded our technical capacities when it comes to water treatment, and have been working hard to dial in our water profiles to our exacting specifications. We’re delighted with the softness we’re now achieving in our IPA recipes - and we hope you really enjoy the fruits of our labour in Daybreak.