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Uinta Brewing Tinder Rauchbier

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Uinta Brewing Tinder Rauchbier is brewed with German Bamberg beechwood-smoked malt

Uinta Brewing Tinder Rauchbier
Uinta Brewing Company - Salt Lake City, Utah

This recent release is part of Uinta's Crooked Line series, i.e. the company's more experimental recipes, brewed "outside the lines" of traditional beer styles. This rauchbier (smoked beer) was inspired by owner Will Hamill and headbrewer Kevin Ely's recent trip to Germany, the country where this style originates, and it is brewed with German Bamberg beechwood-smoked malt. Your first whiff will be that of a smoldering campfire, eliciting thoughts of BBQ or bacon. The aroma resonates into the flavor as well, and while quite noticeable, it's not overpowering, with moderate malty sweetness balancing the smokiness. In keeping with Uinta's Crooked Line tradition of supporting local art talent, Tinder's label depicting two lovers smooching by a fire was produced by Leia Bell, a Salt Lake City print artist.

Note: Uinta is decidedly green, obtaining 100 percent of its power from solar and wind, and its spent grain from the brewing process is donated to local ranchers to use as feed for cattle, sheep and pigs, reducing waste sent to the landfills.

Style: Rauchbier (Smoked Lager)
6.5 percent
$8.49 for 750 ml

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