SweetWater Crank Tank Rye’d Ale (5.8% ABV / 25 IBUs): Crank Tank is a specialty beer whose sales benefit the “good folks at Camp Twin Lakes and their efforts to help provide life changing experiences to children facing serious illnesses, disabilities and other life challenges.” Based on my reading, I believe each release varies. My version had a clear light gold color with superbly rich white foam that left a beautiful lined lace. Crank Tank has great aromas of malt grain and rye, followed with distinct floral notes. The beer is medium-bodied with mild carbonation. Delicious flavors of spicy grain, biscuit and rye abound complimented by citrus pith. A dry finish is combined with lingering hops bitterness and floral hints to create the perfect ending. This is an outstanding beer!
- Suggested Pairings – Pork Chops
- Serving Temperature – 45-50 degrees F
- Glassware – Pint Glass