Once upon a time, all beer had a smokey flavor. Our ancient ancestors didn't have stainless steel vats and refined petroleum products with which to kiln their malts. No, they used fire. Everybody knows where there is fire, there is also smoke. In a pre-industrial world, all malt was kilned over an open fire and therefore imparted smokey flavor to all beer.
This beer competition will revive the ancient art of smokey beers and again validate the ancient processes through which our ancestors made their malted beverages. In an industry hinging on the "new" thing, perhaps we should look into our past to find the "new." Join The Smoked Beer Revival, walk down the saw dust trail and embrace the renaissance.
Festival: The Smoked Beer Revival, Colorado Malting Company, Alamosa CO - August 11, 2018