Smoked Porter

Smoked Porter
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Smoked Beer

Known as “rauchbier” in Germany, smoke-flavored beers were virtually unknown in the U.S. until Alaskan Smoked Porter was developed in 1988.

Flavor

The dark, robust body and pronounced smoky flavor of this limited edition beer make it an adventuresome taste experience. Alaskan Smoked Porter is produced in limited “vintages” each year on November 1 and unlike most beers, may be aged in the bottle much like fine wine.

Ingredients

Water, five types of malt, 2 varieties of hops and yeast with no adjuncts, no preservatives and no pasteurization. Our glacier-fed water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field. Prior to brewing, selected malts are smoked in small batches under carefully controlled conditions in a commercial food smoker using local alder wood.

Specifications

  • Original Gravity: 1.068
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Bitterness: 45 IBU
  • Color: 92 SRM

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The dark, robust body and pronounced smoky flavor of this limited edition beer make it an adventuresome taste experience. Alaskan Smoked Porter is produced in limited “vintages” each year on November 1 and unlike most beers, may be aged in the bottle much like fine wine.

History

Introduced in 1988, Alaskan Smoked Porter has been credited with helping inspire an American revival of smoked beers. Alaskan Smoked Porter is one of the most award-winning beers in the history of the Great American Beer Festival and a perennial winner at the World Beer Cup.

Recommendations

Alaskan Smoked Porter may be enjoyed with smoked seafood, cheese and other robust foods and as an after-dinner drink. It pairs beautifully with everything from bleu cheese to vanilla ice cream and raspberries. This unique beer is also a wonderful flavoring ingredient in sauces, seafood dishes and even cheesecake.

Awards

Recent

2015

  • Best of Craft Beer Awards—Gold: Smoke Flavor Beer
  • US Open Beer Championship—Gold: Smoked/Rauch Beer
  • Australian International Beer Awards—Bronze: Smoked Specialty Beer
  • Brewing International Awards (England)—Bronze: Special Feature Beer

2014

  • Great American Beer Festival—Bronze: Smoke Beer

2012

  • West Coast Brew Fest—Silver: Other Category
  • Good Food awards—Gold: Beer Category

2011

  • Los Angeles County Fair—Silver: Smoked-Flavored Beer
  • Great American Beer Festival—Bronze: Smoke Beer
  • Alaska State Fair Craft Invitational—Gold: Seasonal/Holiday
  • Brewing Industry International Awards—Silver: International Specialty Beers

2010

  • World Beer Cup—Gold: Aged Beer
  • Los Angeles County Fair—Silver: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • West Coast Brew Fest—Silver: Porter

2009

  • Los Angeles County Fair—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Smoke Flavored Beer—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • West Coast Brew Fest—Gold Medal: Porter

Past

2008

  • Great American Beer Festival—Gold Medal: Aged Beer
  • Great American Beer Festival—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Los Angeles County Fair—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • World Beer Cup—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

2007

  • European Beer Star Awards—Bronze Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Great American Beer Festival—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Great American Beer Festival—Bronze Medal: Aged Beer
  • Los Angeles County Fair—Gold Medal: Smoked Beer
  • San Diego County Fair—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer
  • North American Beer Awards—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • West Coast Brew Fest—Silver Medal: Other

2006

  • Los Angeles County Fair—Silver Medal: Smoked Beer
  • Spring Beer & Wine Fest—Gold Medal
  • North American Beer Awards—Gold Medal: Smoke & Wood Flavored Beers
  • Great American Beer Festival—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

2005

  • Los Angeles County Fair—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

2004

  • Great American Beer Festival—Bronze Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Los Angeles County Fair—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Brewing Industry International Awards—Silver Medal: International Specialty Beers
  • World Beer Cup—Bronze Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Australian International Beer Awards—Gold Medal: Experimental Beers

2003

  • Australian International Beer Awards—Best in Class: Experimental Beers
  • Los Angeles County Fair—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • North American Beer Awards—Gold Medal: Flavored Beer

2002

  • Great American Beer Festival—Bronze Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • World Beer Cup—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Brewing Industry International Awards—Bronze Medal: International Specialty Beers
  • North American Beer Awards—Gold Medal: Herb & Spice Beer

2001

  • North American Beer Awards—Gold Medal: Herb & Spice Beer
  • Calgary Microbrewery Stampede—Gold Medal: Fruit, Spice & Specialty Beer

2000

  • Great American Beer Festival—Bronze Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • World Beer Cup—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Brewing Industry International Awards—Silver Medal: International Specialty Beers
  • North American Beer Awards—Gold Medal: Herb & Spice Beer

1998

  • World Beer Cup—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

1997

  • Great American Beer Festival—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

1996

  • Great American Beer Festival—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • Great American Beer Festival—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer
  • World Beer Cup—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

1994

  • Great American Beer Festival—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

1993

  • Great American Beer Festival—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

1992

  • Great American Beer Festival—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

1991

  • Great American Beer Festival—Gold Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

1990

  • Great American Beer Festival—Silver Medal: Smoke Flavored Beer

1988

  • Great American Beer Festival—Silver Medal: Porter