Wild Horse Brewing Co, Skewbald

Here’s your cheat sheet for Skewbald by Wild Horse Brewing Co. Skewbald btw is horsey-set speak for brown and white.

Wild Horse Brewing Co, Skewbald / Rye IPA / 6% ABV / IBU not available

Featured in main subscriber box on 7 March 2019.

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Serving temperature

The brewers recommend you drink this beer between 5°C and 7°C; stick it in the fridge for an hour or so for that maybe a touch longer. But if you ask me that might mask some of the spicy rye flavour. Try 30 mins instead for a more gentle chill.

As ever, be wary of over-chilling your beer. More chill means less flavour. To learn more read my post on recommended serving temperatures.

Flavours to expect

Rye beers have a spicy peppery edge to their body that comes from the grain. They’re darker than most beers, usually a rich red, and often have caramel and honey notes. This one should have all that and then some fruity IPA hopping going on. The hops in the beer are:

  • Magnum: resinous, herbal, pine
  • Mosaic: tropical fruit, blueberry, citrus
  • Amarillo: floral, citrus, orange

Food pairings

Smoked salmon on rye bread. Or Ryvita perhaps.

Further info

Read more on this beer from Wild Horse Brewing Co. You can also check out some of the previous cheat sheets if you want to catch up on a beer from past weeks.