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Update December 3:
We are thrilled to announce that COAST's latest release is now flowing on the growler station! This brand new beer is a smoked porter which they call aptly: Porter, Smoked. At 5.8% ABV, this American-style porter uses 40% cherry wood smoked malt to give a rich and luxurious dimension of smoky aroma and flavor. Perfect for the cool evenings!
Coast Brewing's newest seasonal creation, a smoked porter, is available at Charleston Beer Exchange as of this morning.
In general, the style is made with roasted barley, imparting a smoky flavor to the usually extremely dark (bordering on black) brew. It's a fairly young play on its much more smoke-centric German ancestor, Rauchbier.