Once again, the annual batch of ConeSmoker has been brewed by Ben Minton at NABC's original R & D Brewery, and in a few weeks, it should be ready for release.
The inspiration for ConeSmoker dates to the late 1990’s. One night I poured BBC American Pale Ale into a glass used previously for Bavarian-style Schlenkerla Rauchbier, or maybe the other way around, and an idea for Smoked APA was born.
There have been more than a few variations over the years, but lately, we’ve been sticking to the template below.
Malts: Weyermann Rauch, Vienna, and CaraHell malts; Rahr Pale and Simpson Dark Crystal
Hops: Summit and Nugget for bittering, Cascade and Nugget for flavor and aroma
Yeast: House Ale
OG: 16 Plato
Color: 13 SRM