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Noble Beast Brewing – Embers Only smoked helles lager- 5.9 out of 7 smokestacks

Embers Only by Noble Beast Brewing Company of Cleveland, OH delivered a really good smoked helles lager. Based on smokepower smell and smokepower taste, this beer is easily in the >6 range, but the bitters and dryness took just a … Continue reading

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Brauerei Spezial Rauchbier – Lager Beer = 6.8 smokestacks

If a 7 out of 7 will get more people to visit Spezial, then go ahead and consider it a 7, but technically, the ministry has this one jotted down with 6.8 smokestacks. As the head ministry official, I must … Continue reading

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Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier – Urbock – 7 out of 7

 Back with the upper levels of the hierarchy, actually, the highest level. Aecht Schlenkerla always delivers. Bamberg, Germany houses the best smokebeer breweries in the world; it is the motherland, and I am a witness. This particular bottle was delivered … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Brewing Company – Grodziskie – 5 out of 7 smokestacks

I smell smoke. I don’t even have to try. A carefree wisp wafts out of the glass. Such a great start after having a bit of a difficult time with the last beer from Sketchbook (nothing personal). Today’s beer, Grodziskie … Continue reading

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Pipeworks – Smoked Helles – 5.8 smokestacks out of 7

This works! By Pipeworks, Smoked Helles. Helles means Light, according to the inebriated employee at a random Kentucky liquor store, (I don’t recall ever verifying that Helles statement). And this Smoked Helles by Pipeworks really fits the genre better than … Continue reading

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Madison photo and spreadsheet.

Here’s a photo and spreadsheet covering the last tasting I held in Madison, WI, and the growing spreadsheet for the upcoming tasting in Houston, TX. Smoke Beer Tasting Notes spreadsheet.

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The second coming of a smokebeer tasting is scheduled in early 2013, and we are the host. It is the goal of the ministry to raise awareness of beers that taste like smoke. There is an extensive and growing collection … Continue reading

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