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Flying Dog – Sweet & Smoky Stout – 5 smokestacks out of 7

Flying Dog Brewery and SmokeBeerMinistry go waaaaay back. All the way back to the first SmokeBeerMinistry tasting ever. Dog Schwarz was a smoked double lager that wowed the congregation almost a decade ago, and has since been fresh in the … Continue reading

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Stillwater Artisanal – Fear of Ghosts – 5 smokestacks (out of 7)

Stillwater Artisanal’s Fear of Ghosts beer is a smoked sour farmhouse wheat ale, and that description written on the bottle is half of my review right there. Sour notes found their way to my olfactory glands seconds after popping the … Continue reading

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Stillwater Artisanal – Readymade: Vacuum – 3 out of 7 smokestacks

At first take, this beer is malty. It poured nice, smelled nice (and malty), had a nice tan head fizzle fairly quickly. Then, after a couple of sips, bitterness cropped up and it never went away. All I could think … 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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Flying Dog Brewery – Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout – 5 out of 7 Smokestacks

Ale brewed with oysters. Not sure if this counts as a smokebeer, but it was another one recommended by the trustworthy community leader at D&Q in Houston, and he described this as a smokebeer, right or wrong. Some samples of … Continue reading

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