Smoked in Texas

Smoked in Texas: Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked Porter

I sat down with a panel of beer drinkers to sample a smoked beer made in Texas. Ranger Creek in San Antonio makes a Mesquite Smoked Porter. According to their description it is “brewed with a Texas twist, using malt smoked in-house over Texas mesquite.” This is made in the tradition of a German rauchbier where the malt is smoked, but those traditional varieties don’t normally use the smoked malt to make something as dark…

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