A Note on This Beer
New Zealand’s 8 Wired Brewing is perennially featured on RateBeer’s “100 Best Brewers in the World.” With an audacious range of styles showcasing their Kiwi-gusto for focused technique and a propensity for dynamic, well-integrated flavors, they have earned the country’s highest brewing honor – the title of Champion Brewery.
In their Gold medal winning The Big Smoke Porter, 8 Wired makes their mark in the dark beer world with the distinct insignia of smoke – now you can experience what the intricate use of flame will bring to one of your favorite styles.
8 Wired drives an adventurous and complex smoky spear right into Porter’s roasty heart by adding authentic Bamberg Rauchmalz (beechwood smoked malt) to their best Porter recipe. This traditional German malt infuses chocolate, fig and molasses with a profound woodiness. The Big Smoke Porter finishes with a touch of bitterness and an oaky-peat resonance so powerful you’ll wish you were smack dab in the middle of the woods, roasting smores over a campfire. (Or about to drop two juicy Ribeyes right on the grill.)
The Big Smoke Porter transports dark beer fans into craft beer’s smoky abyss. The community has embraced this beer as one of the best renditions of smoky flavor and the critics agree – as evidenced by the beer’s Gold and Best in Class wins from the Brewers Guild of New Zealand.
95 on RateBeer, 96 for style
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