A collaboration beer made with "Uncle" Frank, New England brewer who is currently roaming, and Greg Ouellette, head brewer at Martha’s Exchange.
This is the "Year of Wood" at Martha’s so the beer needed a wood character. Ideas were tossed around and the beer grew from a mere rye bock into the final idea of a Smoked Rye Dopplebock made with Maple Wood in both the kettle and in the grundy tank. 17.9 Plato starting gravity (that’s about 1.072 for you home brew geeks), fermented cool, two different types of smoked malt, and a tree branch ripped out of Greg’s yard (yes , really!) make this a very different beer.