Stag Series #3, Rauchbier
Introducing the Rauchbier, the third Stag Series beer to be released. Drawing upon over 150 years of brewing knowledge here at the August Schell Brewery, the Stag Series is a collection of innovative and experimental, limited edition beers to be released periodically throughout the year. The Rauchbier is no exception.
This Rauchbier is our interpretation of a traditional Franconian Rauchbier (smoke beer). Rauchbiers date back to the early 1500’s when green malt was dried over open fires. The smoke from the fire was picked up in the grain and the smoky flavor carried over into the beer.
Our version of this ancient style was brewed using a blend of malts smoked over beech wood and cherry wood to create a twist on the traditional style. The remainder of the malt bill is made up of Dark Munich, Caramunich, and a touch of black malt. Tettnang and Sterling hops are used for a balanced bitterness.
Available: March, 2011
- Original Gravity: 15.0 degrees Plato
- 6-7% Alcohol By Volume
- 30 International Bitterness Units
- 22 SRM
Food pairings we recommend:Smoked beers have a very bold flavor, and they will pair extremely well with other bold, full-flavored foods. This would include smoked ham, smoked pork, smoked salmon, smoked sausages, lamb chops, pork ribs, pork roast, or smoked cheeses such as smoked gouda or smoked provolone.