Beer Review – Two Brothers Brewing Co. Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale


I stumbled upon the Two Brothers Brewing Co. Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale while putting together a mixed six pack at The Foodery. Since I’ve been really enjoying rye ales (the Summit Rye Pale Ale and Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye are particularly tasty!), I thought I would  give this beer a try. Two Brothers Brewing Co.was founded in 1997, and is located on the outskirts of Chicago, in Warrenville, IL. Their Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale is available year round and has an ABV of 7.0%.
  • Appearance: Clear auburn color when held up to the light. Quickly dissipating, half inch head when first poured. Lots of lacing left on the glass while you drink it down.
  • Aroma: Roasted malt. Some hop aromas lingering in the background.
  • Taste: Well carbonated. Medium body. Sweet malt flavors at first, followed by some of that rye spiciness. Dry and slightly bitter hop finish.

This beer is like the Take Five candy bar of beer! It’s slightly sweet, moderately spicy, and even a little bit bitter (in a nice way of course), and for a beer with a relatively high alcohol content, the Cane and Ebel Red Rye Ale hides it’s potency very well. I would definitely buy this again. I give it a B+.