This Alaskan Brewing Company Smoked Porter beer recipe was originally featured in the July/August 2003 Zymurgy magazine: "Each year, the Alaskan Brewing Co. does a little "chainsaw" brewing: they cut up locally grown alder wood and use it to smoked malt for their rare and much sought-after Alaskan Smoked Porter. Winner of numerous Great American Beer Festival medals, this rich porter harkens back to a day when smoke infused the flavor of nearly all beers. The already rich malt base is enhance...
This recipe uses the depths of roasted malt to create an enveloping chocolaty base for the added ingredients. It makes a great beer without the chocolate and cherries, too! This recipe was originally featured in "Beyond Crystal: Finding the Magic in Middle Colored Malts" by Randy Mosher in the 2007 July/August issue of Zymurgy magazine.