This wonderful smoked amber ale has a rich malty profile and a nutty, herbal flavor from the toasted organic hemp seeds. Weyermann’s Smoked Malt, which is a specialty malt smoked over beechwood, is added to give the beer a distinct character. Northern Brewer and Mt. Hood Hops provide a clean bitterness and spicy, earthy hop flavor and aroma.
Voilá! A beer from chilly Québec inspired by the 'rauchbier' you find in Bamberg Germany - a dark beer made partly from smoked malt, aged slowly at low temperatures, and put in the bottle unfiltered, with a fine yeast sediment.
Similar to the Maerzen, the Urbock is distinctive in that it is slightly more robust. Its bolder burnt malt character tends to distract slightly from the intense smokiness, resulting in a more balanced, but stronger beer.
This smoked brew is awesome with hearty dishes that can be smoked, such as cheese, meat, and even fish. Whether smoked or not, the intense smokiness of this rauchbier will impart a bold smoky quality into any food you pair it with. Try it with Pork chops, fresh bacon, barbeque, asparagus, Mexican, Cajun and Chinese dishes.