An episode we swore we would never do, it’s all smoked beers of different styles on this show as we attempt to shake our long-running distaste of drinking ashy campfire ales. Do we finally open our minds and palates to the wonders of smoked malts? Listen to find out if we safely cross the Rauch rope bridge to escape gaunt Vin Diesel and his villainous clan. (It’ll make sense later.) There’s also an unusual amount of movie references, a discussion of all the things you can smoke (in both ways), a spoogey ghost, the deep recesses of the weed internet, and Ryan’s attempt to make sense of children’s YouTube. Hold up. Heyyyy.
Schlenkerla – Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen
Freigeist Bierkultur – Abraxxxas (Lichtenhainer)
Dovetail Brewery – X01 (Flanders Rauch aged in bourbon barrels)
Alaskan Brewing – Smoked Porter
Goose Island – Islay (Imperial stout aged in Ardbeg Scotch whisky barrels)