This beer is made in southern Alberta, so let's talk crops! The hardiest of cereals, rye outperforms all other cover crops on infertile, sandy or acidic soil or on poorly prepared land. Nature can be a ruthless machine on the bald prairie, but Hell's Basement farmers have learned to ryes against the machine! This tough little grain adds character and complexity to the beer, bringing bready and spicy notes to a classic Rye style. Ryes Against the Machine is Hell's Basement tribute to autumn, hard working harvesters, and the rich agricultural heritage of Medicine Hat.