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Great Lakes Class of 88 Imperial Smoked Porter


Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Company
Cleveland, Ohio USA
Style: Smoked | Ratings: 54 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 9%
Deschutes is well-known for their award-winning Black Butte Porter, and because our Edmund Fitzgerald Porter is also a well-loved and decorated beer, it made perfect sense for us to combine our forces to create a kind of super-porter. And so, the Class of 88 Imperial Smoked Porter was born. We both opted to use our house yeast, and of course local water makes a huge difference in the flavor, but otherwise both beers utilized the same recipe, which includes a mix of several roasted and smoked malts and muscovado sugar.

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