Dovetail Brewery – Grodziskie – 5 out of 7


Another tabernacle takeover month with Dovetail Brewery this time. This crew buckled down and cranked out 4 unique smokebeers at the same time, much to SmokeBeerMinistry’s surprise. And, you gotta love the names of these beers. Calling a spade a spade for a change! The Ministry appreciates this. How did beer culture get so far off track with names? I don’t want some stupid story about some old person who did or said something… and then the brewer claps back with a big F-U and names a beer after the old curmudgeon… Cripes! We don’t care. A Grodziskie is a smoked wheat beer. Typically smoked with oak wood and Polish in origin, this Grodziskie comes from Chicago, IL. With notes of spent firecrackers and fading bitterness, this beer fits exceedingly well within the namesake genre. And this brewery fits in exceedingly well within this neighborhood. The bar is packed with 15 or so bar seats and 15 or so tables, and has 8 bartenders behind it. All of them busy, and it looks like all of them love those little Underberg things. You know those little green liquor filled paper covered bottle thingies? They’re selling and drinking a ton of them, I guess its their thing. Imagine a thin and bubbly wheat beer that tastes smoky, that’s a Grodziskie, and that’s what Dovetails Grodziskie tastes like. Competency skills test passed. Overall score = 5 out of 7.

Brewer Dovetail Brewery
Beer Name Grodziskie
Brewer’s Description Pale in color with a spirited effervescence, Grodziskie is the specialty beer of its namesake town in Poland. More carbonated than Hefeweizen and lower in alcohol, this 100% smoked wheat beer features light, citrus-like overtones with a surprising glimmer of spice and smoke.
Food Pairings Thick pizza, Chicago style
Brewer Location Chicago, IL
Alcohol content by volume 3.8%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) na
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 2.25
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 4.5
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 4.5
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 3.5
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high) 5

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