Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Karben4 – Night Call : Smoked Porter (bottle) – 4 out of 7

Smells like smoked malts. Cool looking bottle. No head, which may be hampering me from pulling out any other distinct flavors. It tastes like an okay porter. It’s as dark as all get out with my phone’s light barely able … Continue reading

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New Glarus – Smoke on the Porter – 6.7 smokestacks out of 7

People of Wisconsin speak highly with conviction of the great accolades of New Glarus Brewing. One thing that New Glarus does better than anyone is please the masses alongside the beer snobs (level 5 beer snobs). Spotted Cow, now available … Continue reading

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Tyranena – Benji’s Smoked Imperial Porter brewed with chipotle pepper – 4.9 out of 7

I like this beer. I don’t like the word ballsy on the label, which is their way of describing the entire Brewer’s Gone Wild series of beers. Beer culture does have an irreverent angle to it, but I’d like that … Continue reading

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Mob Craft – Tapping the Maple (Maple Smoked Beer) – 1.9 out of 7

This recipe does not work. I know this without even tasting this beer because Mob Craft emailed me, and every other customer of this beer, and told us to dump this beer out or else it may explode. Apparently, this … 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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Black Husky Brewing – Smoke Monster – 4.1 smokestacks of happiness

Oh ya, eet ghets code up der. Way, way up in Wisconsin some dog lovers started brewing beer. Smoke Monster gets just over the hump in spite of a settlement of silt on the bottom of the bottle (looked like … Continue reading

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Vintage Brewing Co. – The Grodz – Smoked Wheat Beer – 5 out of 7

Vintage Brewing Co. is a brew pub that has popped up on Madison’s radar for high quality since they first opened. They have a fairly dependable set of regular customers and an even more dependable beer menu when looking for … Continue reading

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Karben4 – Night Call: Smoked Porter (draft) – 3 Smokestacks out of 7

The brewer Karben4 does a pretty okay job in the brewers description. Phrases like “subtle smoke” point out that The Ministry is going to rate the smokepower taste a 1 out of 7 Smokestacks, and “creates new fans of dark … Continue reading

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Lakefront Brewery Inc. – Luther – Helles Rauchbier Lager – 4.1 Smokestacks (out of 7)

For a light beer, Luther gets a particularly high score. Entrenched in the culture of Milwaukee, as well as the rest of Wisconsin for that matter, is beer culture, so it should be of no surprise that Lakefront makes a … Continue reading

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Furthermore – Three Feet Deep – 5 out of 7 Smokestacks –

Furthermore Beer of Spring Green, Wisconsin gets their Three Feet Deep stout reviewed; on tap at The Old Fashioned Tavern and Restaurant ($4 pint) in Madison, WI. Peat runs three feet deep under the fertile surface of the ground in … Continue reading

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