RATINGS: 511   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Collaboration Stein beer from Tomme Arthur and Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing.

It’s not too often the brewing process requires us to make beer in a mind over matter sort of way. Hot Rocks Lager presented us an opportunity to work with Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Co. on a collaborative project. Working with our brewers to bring her recipe to fruition, she decided to "Rock It" old school.

You see, not too long ago, brewers produced beers by pulling glowing orange rocks from raging fires. The sizzling rocks were heated until they glowed like hot magma and were then dropped into the wort causing it to boil. Smoke, steam and volcanic rolling boils became the hallmarks of what German brewers call "Stein Beer". Hot Rocks Lager was brewed this way and transported us back in time. The production of this beer made for a memorable experience. As collaborations go, this one ruled. Because as everyone knows, playing with fire is cool.

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alexsdad06 (14617) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2019 Bottle shared with the group, from notes. Pours a dark amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, dark fruits, stone fruit, caramel, light smoke, earthy and herbal hops, good for style.

Sissio (2126) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 26, 2017
bottle @ home clear dark brown, brown head cream, candy, caramel, roasted, light milk chocolate sweet malts, roasty, very drinkable, light ashy, sweet licorice, nutty, coffe, very balanced sweet bitter ending

TylerGreenDC (1546) - - AUG 26, 2017
Draft. Not much aroma. Beautiful rich Ruby brown color with a surprising amount of lace. I don’t taste any dunkel here, but there are lots of schwarzbier notes: Chocolate, espresso, plus some wood and plum. Awesome.

solidfunk (13222) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Roast and light hint of oak. Comes off a little sour. Perhaps something off with the lines at Birch and Barley. Id say it’s good but not really a dunkel. Light tangy finish. Tap.

GenDV138 (9212) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brownish black with beige head. Aromas of grains, slight dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, grains, raisins. Light body with a dry finish. Nice dunkel.

ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Deep garnet with a beige and voluminously foamy head which lasts well and gives the beer a lighter feeling. Aroma is caramelised toffee, with maybe a slightly nutty backdrop which almost exactly mimics the taste. A slight amount of bitterness to counteract the sweet caramel taste and a perfectly gauged mouthfeel to complement both the level of carbonation and the ABV. A very easy drinking and (relatively) low ABV beer to enjoy all night. Nothing spectacular but sometimes you just fancy a very well executed and balanced low ABV beer and at this Hot Rocks excels.

tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Marheb (6366) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Le nez est ferreux, hyper caramélisé et cendré avec des signaux de fumée. Je suis complètement pris par surprise par celle-là, on croirait un decoction mash. Les minéraux sont vraiment palpable, comme boire une bière flitrée par un bloc de granite. Buvabilité volcanique sans équivoque.

leaparsons (12356) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of Mr Gretton. Dark red brown with a large pillowing foam. Aromas are cookie dough malts with nutty cocoa powder and light coffee. Yeasty with hints of cherry cola. Bready yeast with raisins and a woody, mineral character. Flavours are toasted dark toffee malts with earthy, nutty notes. Raisin fruitiness with dark cherries and chocolate. Nutty and roasted on the finish. Good.

wlajwl (8895) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Aroma is malts, toffee and mildly smoky. The flavor is malts/dark malts, mildly smoky, a mineral/metallic hint and a sweet/slightly sour finish.

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