Today I’m excited for the return of our late winter/early spring “wee heavy” Señor Smoke!
A richly complex malt profile is accentuated by a wee bit of German smoked malt, lending just the hint of smoke in aroma and flavor that I intend as the hallmark of Señor Smoke! This batch is clocking in at 7.8% abv, too.
Señor Smoke was one of my favorite new releases of 2016 and preliminary tastes of the ’17 batch have me excited to have it back on tap today starting at 3pm when we open.
And for reference, the beer is named after former Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Aurelio “Señor Smoke” López, who was on my rotisserie league team circa 1979-1980, so its release right before the Opening Day of baseball season is most appropriate.