Thursday, January 7, 2010

Say hello to Smokestacks number 13 and 14

Two new Smokestack labels have been posted online by The Wine and Cheese Place in St. Louis. The first new label is for the Rye-on-Rye beer you've probably heard of already. This is the "RYE" that's been aging in Templeton Rye barrels in the lager room since last March. Needless to say, it's a Rye beer that's been aged in whiskey barrels. It'll be 11% ABV and I'd be surprised if it didn't hit shelves before St. Patty's Day.

The second new Smokestack Series beer is a complete surprise to me. The Dark Truth Stout sounds like it's going to be a coffee-ish stout with some candied fruit and sour yeast. And that's pretty much all we know...

I can't help but wonder if the Dark Truth will replace the Imperial Stout Smokestack this season? I guess only time will tell... or a Boulevard rep could drop me a line, whichever.


  1. Boulevard already snuck it on RateBeer with a full description.

  2. Am excited bout the rye. I don't have much (any) experience with rye beers, but dig Templeton.

    As for the Dark Truth, I'll give it a try but the Imperial Stout ties with the BBQ as my favorite of the seasonals so far. I'd sure miss it.

  3. Yes, Dark Truth is the new Smokestack seasonal, the limited release Imperial Stout will be unleashed again later this year.

  4. I know the Smokestack series has been getting a LOT of attention lately. I'm eager to try some. Rye makes for some incredible whiskey if you like the harder knocking stuff, and I anticipate this to be great as well.