Surly Smoke Lager is due out December 19th, 2011. This smoky porter/lager is a seasonal offering from the Minnesota brewery.
Ebony-hued, Smoke wafts out of the bottle and into your senses, borne on the wings of European traditions, wrapped in American innovation. Lager-brewed, like any true Baltic Porter, with smoked malts from Bamberg, Germany, the home of Rauchbiers, then mellowed by oak-aging. Black malt flavors mesh with notes of raisins, plums, figs and licorice with the subtle smoke on the side, for a complex and luxurious, yet silky smooth drinking experience. It’s a sipper at Alc. 8.2% by VOL., but everyone knows you can’t have Smoke without fire!
Style: Baltic Porter
Malts: Pale, Smoked, Black Oats
Yeast: German Lager
Taste Expectations: Roasty, sweet, & chocolate malts, blend beautifully with a smokey flavor.
Availability: 750ml bottles, Limited Draft. Winter release.
8.2% ABV, 50 IBUs