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Civil Life's Rye Pale Ale is a classic with good reason

Showcasing a perfect match of hops and four types of malts, Civil Life Brewing Co.’s 4.5% Rye Pale Ale was one of the brewery’s three original beers and a 2014 Great American Beer Festival gold medal winner. 

It pours clear with a nice fluffy head, making way for deep amber color that properly laces the glass as you sip. It’s extremely smooth and finishes with a piney spiciness that balances the rye and malt bill. 

Six-pack: $10. Available at the Civil Life Brewing Co.

Ryan Griffin and Justin Harris are co-owners of Saint Louis Hop Shop. 

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