Look, if we’re going to have made up beer days like National IPA Day, it may as well be to celebrate some of the lesser known and underappreciated styles.
Enter Jenny Pfafflin at Chicago’s Dovetail Brewery, who’s created National Rauchbier Month. “Anything with smoked malt is fair game,” she says.
That’s right, it’s Smoketober and we’re here to highlight some of the locals.
Both Denizens and Port City have seasonal rauchbiers available. Denizens’ Rauchbier is part of their Hike the Alps series of traditional German-style beers, and is available at both locations as well as in bottles in the area. “Brewed with European smoked malted barley and a unique lager strain. This red colored lager has a bready malt sweetness balanced by the flavor and aroma of wood-fire smoke inspired by the historic brewery in the center of Bamberg,” per their website, 5.1% alcohol by volume. Brandy and Richard both went back for seconds when they recorded The DC Beer Show live from Denizens’ Silver
Source: DC Beer
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