Tag Archives: Colorado

Left Hand Brewing – Smoke Jumper (draft) – 5 out of 7 smokestacks

Found this on tap. I remember having this in a 22oz bomber a few years back, and I liked it enough to have picked up a few more since then. One bottle happens to be in my bunker right now. … Continue reading

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Left Hand Brewing – Fade to Black – 3.9 out of 7 smokestacks

Left Hand makes good beer, and even in this case, well, it’s ok. I sure remember their Smoke Jumper beer, and I remember someone online erroneously claiming that this, Fade to Black, was also a smokebeer. I am here to … Continue reading

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Oskar Blues – Old Chub – 4.4 smokestacks out of 7

Oskar Blues is a well known and fairly well liked brewery out of Colorado. You’ve probably seen their cans out and about, like the green Old Chub, the red and blue Dale’s Pale Ale, and don’t they have a pilsner … Continue reading

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Fort Collins Brewery – Barrel Licked Bock – 4 out of 7 smokestacks

The description on the side of the label reads “warm smoky flavor,” so SmokeBeerMinistry picked this one up. Plus we have a working relationship with Ft. Collins given that they are one of the few breweries who have demonstrated an … 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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FATE – Gratzer Ale – 2 out of 7

Not much to report about on this one (unless you want to hear about vanity in Boulder, CO brew pubs… It was like a fashion magazine in there). This beer was light on every front. Without a touch of smoke, … Continue reading

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Fort Collins Brewery – Out of the Ashes Smoked Rye Porter – 5 out of 7 Smokestacks

George Burns may not be here now, but I can tell he just left. This dark (6 of 7) Smoked Rye Porter comes off a little tart on the back of the tongue. BTW, I’m drinking when I do these … Continue reading

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Great Divide Brewing Co. – Smoked Baltic Porter – 4 out of 7

Yeah, I know about this one. It’s average. They used all the right ingredients, but not quite enough for my palate. I look forward to trying this one again because I bet they’re going to amp it up in the … Continue reading

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Left Hand Brewing Co. – Smoke Jumper – Smoked Imperial Porter – 5 Smokestacks out of 7

  If you get a bomber of this one, please don’t share. The perfect amount of this one is 22 ounces. Unless you have supplemented your beer intake with some other beer (preferably some lighter beers beforehand), than smaller quantities … Continue reading

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New Belgium/3 Floyds Collaboration – Lips of Faith Grätzer Ale – 4 out of 7

Here’s one of 2, maybe 3 other Grätzers that I’ve come across in my travels. If smokebeer had a shandy, grätzers would be them; oak smoked wheat beer. Typically light in abv, color, and taste, Lips of Faith breaks the latter … Continue reading

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Fort Collins Brewery – Out Of The Ashes Mesquite Chili Lime Ale – 5 out of 7

I’m not one to rush out and get the chili beer every year that so and so local brewery decides to make one, in fact, I don’t even like them all that much. But certain organizations have found it financially … Continue reading

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Fort Collins Brewery – Out of the Ashes Smoked Marzen – 5 out of 7

This evening we have Fort Collins Brewery Out of the Ashes Smoked Marzen shown here in a makeshift tabernacle (original tabernacle is under reconstruction). First off, I want to point out the picture of the poured beer; the visible 3 … Continue reading

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