Thursday, August 6, 2009


At last, a commercial version of this unique beer style. (The last one disappeared some years ago.) And, what an amazing example. For those that don't know what steinbier (or "stone beer") is, it's a beer created using a unique method of boiling the wort- rocks are heated to white hot, and are then added to the wort. The heat causes the sugars to caramelize, creating a beer with some smokiness, and some caramel notes.
The new commercial example, Granit Bock, from Brauerei Hofstetten in Austria, is amazing. We saved some for our dessert last night- another piece of that delectable New York cheescake mentioned in a previous post. Wow.

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