🥨When 2 of 🇺🇸’s top lagermeisters team up for a smoked beer, that’s amore-er, Oktoberfest-to me!🍻 it’s light & accessible; not nearly as bold, snappy, gripping or crisp as the great reference, Schlenkerla’s HL. Might lead some to find the real thing!
Purchased at Windsor Homebrew Supply AnaheimEarned the Local Beer is Better (September–December 2021) badge! Earned the Cheers to Independent U.S. Craft Breweries (Level 85) badge! Earned the Verified Adventure (Level 70) badge! Earned the Land of the Free (Level 91) badge!
So delicious. The smoke is present, but it’s smooth and only adds to the beer: No slurping’ campfires here. Well done, Heater Allen + Wayfinder!
Purchased at Chuck's Hop ShopEarned the Untappd at Home (Level 37) badge! Earned the To Go Please (Level 35) badge! Earned the Verified Adventure (Level 48) badge!
Wow this beer is a ride. First it's smokey and savory, then that's replaced by sweet/clean malts and then there's a brief chaser of floral noble hop character. Shared it with my BIL and I think it's fair to say we're both converts.
Purchased at Belmont Station
Smoke, bacon/meaty, bready, honey, floral. Light body, low bitterness, moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel, clean finish. Definitely captured the Schlenkerla aroma character with this. Can date: 7/23/21
Purchased at Windsor Homebrew Supply Co.