5 Paddles Ramsey’s Reward Smoked Porter
We brewed this with Chris Schryer of http://www.torontobeerblog.com/ fame. He smoked some malt over Maple and came in to brew this smoky, rich 8% porter. It’s named in hounor of his cousin Kevin Ramsey who is a regular at 5 Paddles and who Chris owed a beer. Debt paid?
The classic smoked beers hail from Bamberg in Franconia, Germany. These are made using malt that has been smoked over beechwood. The insistent smokiness may be applied to any lager style. In North America, the same technique has been used to make smoked porter. Whiskey malt beers are made using peat-smoked malt.