Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fort Collins Brewery – Z Smoked Amber Lager – 3 out of 7 smokestacks of happiness

Fort Collins brings all kinds of great beer to the table. Not only do they have a robust selection of different kinds of beer, they also have a healthy library of distinctly unique smokebeers (their Out of the Ashes series … Continue reading

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Mikkeller – Rauchpils – 4.1 smokestacks of happiness

This is a well made beer as we have come to expect from this team. Everything they do is for sophisticates like us and Rauchpils is in line with that. Rauchpils is skunky. A nice foamy  white fluffy head emits curious aromas … Continue reading

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Brenner Brewing Co. – Bacon Bomb Rauchbier – 6 out of 7 smokestacks of happiness

Readers know we joke about sausage flavor seeping into smokebeers, but for whatever reason, the word “bacon” merely being substituted for sausage conjures up a far less appetizing expectation for the taste of this beer. Brenner Brewing Co. is making the exact … Continue reading

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Stillwater Artisanal – Surround – Oak Smoked Imperial Wheat Stout – 5 out of 7 smokestacks

This beer is for the grown folks. The word wheat might throw you off a bit because this is not a beer that wheat lovers are looking for. I’d like to give Surround to an unsuspecting wheatie and see their … Continue reading

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Invercargill Brewery – Smokin’ Bishop – 4.5 out of 7

Smokin’ Bishop pours a nice color with a touch of campfire and maybe even a little peat smoke wafting out a bit. The taste comes with a nice sweetness to it, a little bitterness, a smidgen malty, a tad ashy, … Continue reading

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