Over more than a decade of Beer Town, I’ve rarely written much about breweries or beers I don’t like — preferring to celebrate the good stuff and advocate for the growing craft beer movement, rather than waste time moaning about the bland mass-market lagers that still take up too much space on store shelves.
During that same time, I’ve rarely written about breweries or beers that aren’t available in Georgia — reasoning that there’s no sense in teasing you with unattainable treats. But there are ways to get beers that aren’t distributed here, whether it’s trading for them, bringing them back from a trip or ordering them from a mail-order site. And, of course, new beers arrive in Georgia all the time.
With all that in mind, here are four great beers I wish I could buy at my local beverage store, right now.
Alaskan Smoked Porter
The classic German smoked beers of Bamberg, such as Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier, are lagers. Alaskan Brewing Co. founder Geoff Larson created a new style