Beer Name: Big Smoke
Brewery: 8 Wired
Location: Warkworth, New Zealand
Style: Smoked Porter
We’ve taken our best porter recipe and added a good measure of the famous Bamberg Rauchmalz (beechwood smoked malt). The smoke mingles beautifully with the rich, dark roasted chocolate flavours of the porter without being overpowering.
About the Brewery:
"We were born during the infancy of the NZ craft beer brewer revolution when brewers sculpted a unique identity that is rich in kiwi spirit and adventure. Fired on by this brewer break-away, 8 Wired has always stood for innovation and ingenuity.
Our story began on Christmas Day, 2005. That was when my future wife, Monique, gave me the classic Coopers homebrew kit.
We were living in Perth at the time and I brewed my first “lagers” in the blistering Western Australian summer, without any kind of cooling or knowledge. Needless to say the beers were awful, but I was hooked none the less." - 8 Wired