Pubcast 249 – Going Up In Smoke

The podcast is going up in smoke this week, and we are exploring some brews that are very polarizing in their style, you love ‘em or hate ‘em! Today’s show has our panel of craft beer drinkers faced with a style that can stretch the palate, and we focus on a six-pack of smoke or rauchbiers, but The Brit also brings in a ringer that would not strictly be included in that category.

Our panel comprises of co-host Chuck Fort, assistant brewer at Church, Illinois beer historian John Bitterman, tavern owner John Karwoski, and guest craft beer nerd Tim Stephenson.

Does smoke get in your eyes, or are we all just blowing smoke?  Find out by listening in!

Our brews under review are:
Aecht Schlenkerla Smokebeer – Urbock, Bamberg Germany, 6.5%
Jolly Pumpkin, Dexter MI, Forgotten Tales of The Last Gypsy Blender Sour Ale with Fruit, Citrus Peel & Salt, 7.0%
Against The Grain Brewery, Lousiville KY, Mac Fanny Baw, BA Smoked Ale, 8.5%
O’Fallon, Maryland Heights, MO, Smoked Porter, 6.0%
Alaskan Brewing, 2017 Smoked Porter, 6.5%
Schlafly – The Saint Louis Brewing Co, Smoked Stout, 9.5%

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