Free The Hops extends a hearty congratulations to Jamie Ray, head brewer of both the Olde Auburn Ale House and Montgomery Brewing Co., for taking home a bronze metal in the rye beer category at the Great American Beer Festival.  As someone whose studies focused on English and American literature in college, I especially appreciate the name of his beer, Catch Her In the Rye.  Good job.

I hope this bodes well for Alabama brewers, who will finally be free to brew and sell any style of beer on earth after the state’s archaic beer laws are reformed.

The entire list of winners at the Great American Beer Festival can be seen here:

Now I’m eager to taste the winner of the silver in European style Pilseners, Most Beer Judges Are Bone Heads, brewed by SandLot Brewery at Coors Field, Denver, CO.