Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Shiner Smokehaus

You should have seen the internet company I work for try to operate without internet today. It was hilarious! Double hilarious that I got my new computer delivered today with no way to migrate data and set it up! Actually, it was only a local outage that affected my office, so it was business as usual for most everyone else. I took a little nap though. Hey man, I was there at 6 freakin' AM! And the outage was only three hours, so pardon the hyperbole. You know I'm like that!

Tonight I'm drinking Shiner Smokehaus, a Mesquite-Smoked, Helles-Style beer brewed by Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. The label has lots to say including calling this beer "The Perfect Sommer Bier" and "Good for Grillin' and Chillin'" and saying "It's Smokin' Good". There's also a little story on the back. Hopefully my award-winning picture below will satisfy that for you. Finally, the entire design is on top of a red and tan checkerboard tablecloth pattern. Nice presentation.

Grainy lager aroma with a very powerful smokiness. Hell(es) to the yeah, there is a ton of smoke in this beer! Behind that is some wood and ash. Seriously, the inside of your mouth will feel like it was singing Kumbaya around the camp fire and roasting hot dogs for the past few hours! There are some crisper flavors in addition to smoke, and there is a fairly nice hoppy balance, but no doubt about the star of this beer. Carbonation is pleasantly high; body average. It's refreshing and not refreshing at the same time. If you like smoky beers, I think you'll like this a lot and will consider it a flavorful easy drinker. Smoke is just not my gig. Check it out! I'm pretty sure they'd let you into a rodeo with this one.

Nicorette Coated Gum 4mg, 100 pieces (Fresh Mint)

Charbroil Mesquite Wood Chips, 2 Pound Bag

X-Halers Smokeless Cigarette and CD Stop Smoking Program

Now That's What I'm Talking About! How is it possible that the same camera and photographer took all three pics within 5 minutes of each other?


Chalie said...

I had smokehaus this weekend. the smoke was a little much for me also, but I appreciated the mesquite notes and it created a very unique beer experience. something I have never had before, which was cool.

Beer Drinker said...

Hey Chalie.

This was probably the most smoke I've had in any beer. And this was way more than I expected from Shiner, which is probably not fair since they make some good beers.

Very unique and powerful.

Thanks for stopping by. BTW. GO FLYERS!