PORTLAND, ME — This week, Rising Tide Brewing Company will release Daymark, a pale ale made with locally grown rye. Daymark is the third offering from the new small-scale brewery in Portland. It will be available in 22 oz. bottles at retailers throughout Maine.
Daymark is a classic, crisp American pale ale brewed with spicy Columbus and Centennial hops. The addition of locally grown rye deepens the flavor and dry hopping yields a bright floral aroma.
“The use of local rye gives Daymark a flavor unique among Maine beers,” said Brewer-Owner Nathan Sanborn. “We were thrilled to be able to incorporate local Maine rye into this beer,” he added.
“Maine’s farmers play a critical role in preserving the state that we love and sustaining a viable economy for future generations.”
Sanborn noted that the locally grown rye is available thanks to the efforts of Valley Malt, an artisanal malt house in Hadley, Massachusetts, that worked with Sanborn to find Maine-grown rye just for Daymark.
“The folks at Valley Malt share our passion for local agriculture and for crafting fine products in small batches,” said Sanborn. “We are lucky to have found such a great source for our specialty malt.”
Rising Tide adds Daymark as its second year-round offering, next to Ishmael, a copper ale that has been well received since its launch last October. Rising Tide’s winter beer Ursa Minor, a wheat stout brewed with Bavarian weizen yeast, showcased Sanborn’s ability to bring a fresh look to a classic beer style.
About Rising Tide:
Rising Tide Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery that specializes in artisanal, handcrafted ales influenced by brewing traditions from around the world. Brewed in small 90-gallon batches in their one-barrel brewhouse, these beers are bottled by hand and are unfiltered, unpasteurized, and bottle conditioned. With support from its distribution partner, Mariner Beverages, Rising Tide Brewing Company is available in a growing number of restaurants and retail shops throughout Maine.