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Jester King – Gotlandsdricka smoked farmhouse ale – 5.5 out of 7

Gotlandstricka “Drink of the Land of Goths” or “Drink of the Good Lands” presents a beer inspired by the beer that the Vikings may have had. This beer is different, and good. Smoke smell wafts out upon opening the bottle … Continue reading

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Jester King – Simple Means farmhouse altbier w/ smoked malt – 2.5 out of 7

Dry, bitter, tart, with silt. Faint musty smoke smell way down in there. I wondered, “Is there any alcohol in here?” Apparently 5.6%. I like Jester King, they make a great product most of the time, but they didn’t get … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bayou – Smoke on the Bayou (Bourbon Barrel) – 3 out of 7

Buffalo Bayou Brewing’s (Houston, TX) Smoke on the Bayou review is a twofer tasting, 1) its a first look at the Smoke on the Bayou Bourbon Barrel Special Batch #1 variant and 2) its a do-over for the paltry score Smoke … Continue reading

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Buffalo Bayou Brewing – Smoke On The Bayou – 2 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Houston’s Awesome (which references Houston’s underground city slogan “Fuck You, Houston’s Awesome!) So is the barbecue at Beaver’s and Goode Company (awesome). Buffalo Bayou is an awesome name. This beer has a great name, cool waxed cap, and “Smoke” written … Continue reading

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Jester King – CENSORED Pecan Wood Smoked Saison – 5 Smokestacks (out of 7)

AKA Pecan Wood Salt Lick. Upon opening I poured a little bit into my glass and like a possessed demon, the foam rose all the way up to the rim of my glass. It was probably 3/4 foam. So, I … Continue reading

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Karbach Brewing Co. – Pontificator Smoked Dopplebock – 5 out of 7 Smokestacks

Here’s the best smoker out of Houston. Karbach’s Pontificator smoked dopplebock. Cool label, trusted brewer. Easy to find in bombers and on tap. A couple of “sleepy” Ministry officials scribbled down “London speed it up! Houston Rocket!” and the other, … Continue reading

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Ranger Creek – Mesquite Smoked Porter – 5 Smokestacks (out of 7)

Ranger Creek has one of the cooler looking labels. The beer looks great too with a nice dark 6.5 opacity rating. As it pours out the smell of sweetness jumped out at me, with notes of smoke on the tail … Continue reading

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Ranger Creek – Small Batch Series No. 2 – Texas Farmhouse Ale – 3 out of 7

So this one didn’t do so well. “Subtle smokiness” should be removed from the brewer’s description, along with the two other mentions of the word smoke because they got The Ministry all wound up looking for smoke. However, even with … Continue reading

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Ranger Creek – Small Batch Series No. 5 – Pecan Smoked Dopplebock – 5 Smokestacks of Happiness

Not much to say about this one. With big breaths you can smell the smoke come and go, but then when you taste it, the smoke is much stronger, especially on the exhale. It’s a good beer, which keeps it’s … Continue reading

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Cedar Creek – Scruffy’s Smoked Alt (draft) 4 out of 7.

So I’m doing an off the cuff post with my phone again, only this time I’m in a hurry. I’m at a Whole Foods in Houston where Cedar Creek Scruffy’s Smoked Alt is on tap for $5 pint. My wife … Continue reading

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Southern Star – Rauchbier – 5 out of 7 smokestacks

Today I am trying Southern Star Rauchbier, at The Flying Saucer in Houston, TX, $5 on tap. Full pint. Also, I’m going in live, and writing this on my phone right as it is happening. So bear with my stream … Continue reading

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