Now we’re talking.
The can that keeps on giving. That is truly the holiday spirit. Ska Brewing and Oskar Blues do a number on the Rauchbier (smoked beer) with oSKAr the gRauch. 16oz tall boy cans and the otherwise only Arizona Tea container of 19.2 oz. That one is a rocketship. If you were naughty, very naughty this year, you are guaranteed to get one in your stocking. Last year, Secret Santa gave me a bottle of Kentucky bourbon. The card said, “Good boys get toys, but bad boys get whiskey.”
The smell after cracking open the can/grain silo is incredible. An almost bubble gummy resinous sweet hopiness. The smoke is only a hint as you enjoy the beer’s subtle flavors. Rauch normally means belligerent and overwhelming. I love the flavorful bouquet! A slightly toned down Gubna where the citrus slinks through with a campfire in the background.
With the nod to Chappelle!