Here lies Old Smokey, once lost but never forgotten. This beer originated in Grodzisk in Poland and is generally referred to as a Gratzer which means, “from Gratz” the German name given to the town. This is a unique style using 100% oak smoked wheat malt, being highly hopped, and ranging between 3-3.5%abv. The style has mentions as early as the 15th Century and really gained popularity in the 18th Century. In 1994 the brewery still producing the Gratzer was purchased by another brewery and soon after closed it’s doors with no other breweries continuing to brew this style of beer.
This is a hazy straw coloured beer with a rocky white head boasting aromas of campfire and undertones of doughy wheat. The flavour is very light with notes of apple, pear, more of that doughy wheat character, and a lovely bitterness that cuts clean with lingering smoke. The high carbonation makes this very dry beer extremely drinkable.
Smoked wings, sweet apple bbq ribs, arugula salad with brie.
Malts: Oak Smoked Wheat Malt