Every year, we make one beerstyle we’ve never made before. This year, it will be a moderate ABV lightly smoked lager, to be released on 8/3/2023
Hold on to your hats! For the first time ever, we’re releasing a Smoked Beer.
For those of you who are wondering, this isn’t going to be a German style Rauchbier. This Smoked Lager was lovingly crafted from exclusively locally grown grain and hops. Like all of our American focused lagers, this beer uses a big dose of our homegrown, ultra low oil corn. What makes Smoked Lager so unique from everything else we’ve ever brewed is that half of the grain used to brew it was first cold smoked over beechwood.
We know that some beer drinkers will be scared off by the idea of a smokey beer. But for those of you who are brave enough to trust us, we think you’re in for a treat. Our Smoked Lager brings out all of the mild, pleasant sweetness from beechwood smoke without the harsher flavors and aromas. This pale, moderate ABV lager was specifically brewed with summer heat in mind. It eloquently walks the tightrope of being full flavored while also being a sessionable thirst quencher.
Grain: 100% Riggs-Grown: Beechwood Smoked 6 Row, 6 Row, Corn
Hops: 100% Illinois-Grown: Chinook and Cascade