Left Hand Brewing Company’s Smokejumper is back on shelves after 4 years of slacking off. Jumper is a smoked imperial porter, featuring barley malt smoked by Left Hand’s brewers. The beer was once a home brew recipe that head brewery Ro Guenzel spent time perfecting. Lots of different wood combinations were used until the right flavors fell into place. Smoking the malt (not the way you’re thinking) took around 10 hours a day for 12 days.
What’s in a name? Smokejumper is a tribute to the firefighters of the National Smokejumper Association. These brave souls literally jump out of planes into forest fires in order to preserve nature and wildlife. Left Hand has held special events to raise money for the association. Smokejumper won a 2008 GABF gold medal.
Style: Imperial Porter (Smoked)
Availability: 22 oz bombers, Draft