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Amager Bryghus / ATG – Kentucky Sausage – 2 out of 7 smokestacks

I found this beer in the discount bin. It always helps to spend less, although we must stop short of saying that we are saving money; you can’t save money by making purchases. Amager Bryghus of Demark is a reputable … Continue reading

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Yellow Springs Brewery – Smokin’ Handsome – 5.8 out of 7

This beer smells like bacon, which is a good sign. In response to my order, the bartender at 101 Beer Kitchen of Columbus, OH said, “Are you sure? It’s REALLY smoky.” I replied that I could handle it given that … Continue reading

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Saugatuck – Bonfire Brown – 4 smokestacks out of 7

Its got fire in the name. Its got a picture of fire, and some kind of spiritual seance or some shit going on in the picture (which doesn’t indicate smoke, but at least it excites ministers in Smoke Beer Ministry). … Continue reading

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Rogue – Fresh Roast – 4 out of 7 smokestacks

Let’s start off with roasted DOES NOT EQUAL smoked, but, the image of flames and malts on the bottle incited too much curiosity to resist. Plus, for $5 or $6 it didn’t seem like too big of a risk. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Benford Brewing – Smoked O’Hickory – 3 out of 7 smokestacks

Only the 5th smokebeer I’ve ever seen in a can (and 2nd this week). That’s unusual. It’s also unusual to see silt pour out of a can, but with beer companies throwing everything and the kitchen sink into the market, … Continue reading

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Backpocket – Iowa’s Swabain Hall – 4 out of 7

El Bait Shop gets the nod on this day. Note to brewers: Try not to let your beer get upstaged by the bar. Actually, El Bait Shop isn’t all that unusual considering how many beer halls there are out there nowadays, … Continue reading

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