Alaskan Smoked Porter 2012 vintage (ABV 6.5%) will be arriving in the UK exclusively from leading speciality beer importers, James Clay, in November. Very limited quantities will be available, with pre-ordering from late September. Introduced in 1988, The Alaskan Brewing Company has been credited with inspiring an American revival of smoked beers, and its Alaskan Smoked Porter is one of the most award-winning beers in the history of The Great American Beer Festival, achieving an astonishing 11 medals. James Clay comments: “The dark, robust body and pronounced smoky flavour of the limited edition beer, make it an adventuresome taste experience that will be sure to intrigue and hopefully delight beer lovers in the UK. The distinctive smoked flavour is achieved by smoking barley malts in small batches in a commercial food smoker using local Alaskan alder wood. This is then brewed using glacial water originating from the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field in Alaska.”
This super star beer is bottled in limited “vintages” each year on November 1st and much like a fine wine improves markedly with age. It’s suggested that anyone who manages to get their hands on this rare brew should put a few bottles to one side for future enjoyment. It’s mad about smoked duck, smoked salmon, beefy dark stews, washed rind cheese and sultry rich fruit cakes.Alaskan Smoked Porter will hopefully become a regular addition to the James Clay “Specials” line-up each autumn, with preference being given to accounts who have ordered in previous yearsPre-orders accepted from late September. Please contact the James Clay Team on01422 377 560 for further details. Ends.
Further info on Alaskan Smoked Porter:Known as “rauchbier” in Germany, smoke-flavoured beers were virtually unknown in the U.S. until Alaskan Smoked Porter was developed in 1988.Alaska has a rich history of brewing. From the explorers of the 1700s through the Gold Rush, many a thirsty Alaskan has been able to enjoy locally made beers. In 1986, 28-year-olds Marcy and Geoff Larson reignited that tradition when they opened the Alaskan Brewing Company, the 67th brewery in the country and the first brewery in Juneau since Prohibition. Alaskan beers reflect many of the same characteristics of beers that were brewed there during the gold rush era. From the historically based Alaskan Amber recipe to alder-smoked malts and Sitka spruce tips, Alaskan beers reflect Juneau’s local brewing history and innovation.Amber OrganR&R Teamwork