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The Blind Pig – Smoked Lager – 3.9 smokestacks out of 7

Not to be confused with the Smoked Rye Lager that The Blind Pig made about 6 months ago, this beer, Smoked Lager, came out just behind the rye in it’s overall score. With a 3.9 smokestack rating (out of 7) … Continue reading

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Lakefront Brewery – NATHAN Smoked Dark Lager – 6 smokestacks out of 7

For several years now (2017) Lakefront Brewing has been issuing beers in their My Turn series where they allow employees to take turns making a beer of their choice. And two of those were smokebeers that SmokeBeerMinistry was fortunate enough … Continue reading

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The Blind Pig Brewery- Smoked Rye Lager – 4.2 smokestacks (out of 7)

Had to go on-site for this review. The Blind Pig brewery of Champaign, Illinois, made another smoked beer and I slipped in there to review it. And they delivered another positive experience no matter how you look at it. Smoked … Continue reading

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Big Thorn Farm – Smoked Lager – 2 out of 7

Watery. The kind of water without carbonation, you know, water. This beer smelled okay at first, but those hopes were quickly dashed by the taste. I thought that the keg was getting low and would have perhaps kicked myself for … Continue reading

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Le Trou Du Diable – Punkrauch – 4.5 out of 7

I was too excited to let this one wait its turn and had to review it right away. Punkrauch, an unfamiliar beer, comes from an unfamiliar brewer (Le Trou Du Diable), with one badass image on the label. A cool … Continue reading

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Surly Brewing – SMOKE Lager – 6.5 out of 7

I smell it through the bag, baby! Well, maybe not, because it’s not in a bag, and because, I can’t. But for those of you who recognize the reference, the sentiment is the same. Upon opening Surly’s SMOKE, arose the … Continue reading

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The Blind Pig – Smoked Vienna Lager – 5.8 out of 7 smokestacks

This works! Smells just right and with only 23% beechwood smoked malts. Oftentimes brewers use copious amounts of smoked malts and manage to muddle the flavor up so much that its hard to tell if you are even drinking beer. … Continue reading

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Gänstaller Bräu – Smoked Imperial India Pale Ale – 5 out of 7

I opened this one up and was greeted with a very pleasant campfire smell which prompted me to say, “oooh!” This bottom fermented Smoked Imperial India Pale Ale poured nice as well and due to my personal pouring technique, the … Continue reading

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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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Aecht Schlenkerla – Helles Lagerbier – 4 out of 7 smokestacks

Above is a bottle with the older label for Helles (Light) Lagerbier from Schlenkerla Brewery. This is important to note because this one may have been on a shelf for a year or two before I got a hold of … Continue reading

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Starr Hill Brewery – Smoke Out Rauch Beer – 3 Smokestacks

First thought = Hops? Bitter = Yes. And then I reluctantly acknowledge the smoke (I guess I was just shocked). This beer is like 2 beers in one; One at the top, and one at the bottom. I poured it … Continue reading

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Uinta Brewing Co. – Crooked Line – Tinder Rauchbier Smoked Lager – final score 6 out of 7

Here’s a time saver; You’re probably looking for this: https://www.gotinder.com/ If not, then welcome to the only beer blog site solely dedicated to smoked beer, SmokeBeerMinistry. Uinta Brewing Co. Crooked Line Tinder Rauchbier Smoked Lager = too long of a name. … Continue reading

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