This Week in Rauchbier 2021

 Welcome to This Week in Rauchbier for April 1, 2021.

Hagan and Bill of  Dovetail Brewing in Chicago are off again this week, but joining John Holl is a bevy of rauchbier guests that will warm your hearts and soul, just like properly kilned malt.

  • Lisa Allen of Heater Allen Brewing in Oregon is here to talk about all things rauchbier. 
  • Franziska Weyermann of Weyermann Specialty Malts tells us about the family business and what is on the horizon for smoked malt. 
  • Jack Hendler of Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Massachusetts answers letters from the smoked malt mailbag 
  • and, as always, Bart Watson of the Brewers Association will be joining us to talk about the smoked beer stats we all look forward to each week. 

Thanks to Hagen and Bill for the inspiration to do this show. Hear the genesis on episode 5 of Drink Beer, Think Beer.

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This episode is brought to you by the Barke® line of Weyermann Specialty Malts. Barke once enjoyed the highest reputation among German brewers and was once the most common barley variety. Weyermann believes in Barke®, as an all-time great in the history of barley varieties, with its unique qualities especially for artisanal beers, it will continue to have a home in the portfolio of Weyermann® specialty malts for years to come. Available as Barke® Pilsner malt, Barke® Vienna malt, and Barke® Munich malt. Go to to learn more, or call 1-800-374-2739. 

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