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Alaskan Brewing Company Smoked Porter

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Alaskan Brewing Company Smoked Porter, a smoked black beer on our list of the Top Summer Beers


Alaskan Brewing Company Smoked Porter

Whether you're cooking on a campfire or working the wood-fired grill in the backyard, beer enthusiasts will have a hard time finding a beer as well suited as the Smoked Porter from Alaskan Brewing Co. in Juneau, Alaska. This beer from the land of the midnight sun is black as coal and gives off a smoky scent reminiscent of perking coffee on a backcountry morning. As with many American Porters, it looks heavier than it tastes. This award-winning effort from Alaskan is undeniably packed with meaty smokehouse flavor, but manages to be surprisingly quaffable, even for those who've found smoked beers overwhelming in the past. The secret lies in this ale's moderate alcoholic strength and vigorous carbonation, which combine to allow the beer to seem balanced in the finish.

Price: $6.50 (22 oz.)

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