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Smoke on the porter

Now, here’s a merchandise idea and a half… 😉

Heavy Seas Smoked Porter promo flyer

Hot on the heels of the Deep Purple Zinfandel, the Heavy Seas Brewery down in Maryland is releasing in June an Imperial Smoked Porter very appropriately called Smoke On The Water:

This first time release boasts complex roasted malt flavors with a hint of smoke. Available in 22oz bottles and limited draft. Approx 8% ABV. Pair this porter with anything cooked on the grill and smoked gouda.

The “smoked beer” takes it’s taste from the malt which is roasted using open flame, as opposed to kilns (which is the prevalent modern method). Slow roasting on open flames impart smokiness in the malt, which transfers to the final product. It’s a technique still widely used in Scottish Isles for whisky malt and in Bamberg, Germany, for making the Rauchbier. The taste can range from the very subtly smokey Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier to the full blown “liquified smoked salmon” Unibroue Titanic (the latter sadly seems to be discontinued).


Thanks to Adam from beernews.org for the info.

6 Comments to “Smoke on the porter”:

  1. 1
    David McCrory says:

    Wiull it be avcailable in Scotland????

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I prefer investing my beloved money, ahem, in VINYL but nonetheless……

    Maybe the DPAS could try to make a mixed bag or box with items like these for a X mas Present for never enough of triviata things Purpley fans?

  3. 3
    micke says:

    Now.. where is the whiskey..? Lick it up..

  4. 4
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Good thing although apparently it’s nothing to do with them, that the management isn’t coming up with these “wallpaper” league ideas. It might drive them to record “Bloodsucker” for a third time. Here’s a toast to the Purple!

  5. 5
    Woodruff P. Hoppinstopp says:

    Goes great with crabcakes from Chesapeake Bay

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Does anyone know if COME TASTE THE BAND will be out soon?

    Problems in the process?

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