Brooklyn Brewery‘s Manhattan Project is an ale designed to taste more or less like an old-school rye manhattan. The brewery calls it “A robust rye beer, partially aged in Rittenhouse 100-proof Bonded Rye barrels from the Heaven Hill distillery, and then infused with the herbs and spices that flavor red vermouth and bitters. Then a dash of tart cherry, and the result is . . . ” Well, you get the idea. Those botanicals include orange peel (bitter and sweet), lemon peel, gentian root, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and cloves; the cherry flavor comes from organic fruit juice.