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A Note on This Beer
Before 1700, smoky ‘Rauchbier’ dominated the Bavarian brewing scene. But, with the advent of new kilns that dried malt without smoke, those woodfired flavors practically disappeared from the beer world.
Today, you can experience the traditional complexity of the classic smoked Lager style with a can of Linear Ashes. It’s like sending your taste buds back in time to taste the origins of modern beer!
And it comes from Wayfinder Brewery, who the experts at Craft Beer & Brewing call “a Lager geek’s dream!” To craft it, the Oregon crew teamed up with Structures Brewing, local Washington legends from the college town of Bellingham.
The duo brewed Linear Ashes in the traditions of Bamberg, Germany, complete with a distinctive taste of Beechwood smoke!
Luscious currents of soft citrus and biscuits course through each sip, swirled with bacon-y sweet smoke. A rich, herbal note carries underneath until a crisp, dry finish.
The attention to detail speaks for itself — Linear Ashes took home Gold at this year's Oregon Beer Awards in the Smoked Beer category!
If you want to experience beer the way it used to be — or you’re just a fan of all things smoky — grab a few cans of today’s Rauchbier Spezial and drink like an old-school Bavarian!