The 'Kentucky Ryed Chiquen' is Not What You Think it is

 - Sep 20, 2013
References: crnchy
Beer enthusiasts may have already heard of the new ale gaining popularity in Louisville: the 'Kentucky Ryed Chiquen.' This very clever play on words does not actually contain any chicken whatsoever, sadly.

The name is actually comprised of a few key words: Kentucky (the ale is brewed in Kentucky), Ryed (contains rye), and Chiquen (which is actually a clever word that refers to anything and everything that is not chicken). The amber ale is brewed with rye malt and is then set aside to be aged in rye whiskey barrels. The beer is also blended with spices, fruit and a variety of other flavors that will hit a chord with your taste buds.

The brewery, Against the Grain, also tops each one of its bottles with chicken feathers alongside a label that shows a series of headless chickens.