Staves Rauchbier

Style
Rauchbier
ABV
5.4%

Many breweries present rauchbiers as sophisticated, Old World, something you’d drink while wearing a tweed suit and smoking a pipe. But Staves seems less inclined towards an 1880s Europe vibe and more interested in a 1980s Miami vibe; for their Rauchbier can design, they’ve gone all postmodernist paint splashes and neon lettering.

This radness comes through in the brew - rather than being dominated by smoke alone, the rusty red pour carries sweet toffee malt along with its smoke to give a fun edge to the beer. Think honey glazed smoked ham or candied bacon, with the smokiness growing as you drink.

Ditch the tweed, throw on an acid wash denim jacket, and sip the most colourful rauchbier you’ve come across in a long time.

Mick Wust

Published September 3, 2020

Name
Staves Brewery
Address

4-8 Grose Street
Glebe
NSW 2037

Phone
02 9280 4555
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 4pm to midnight
Saturday: 2pm to midnight
Sunday: 2pm to 10pm

Regular events

Thu: Open mic night
Fri: Comedy night
Sat: Live music

Tours

By appointment

Canberra Fest 2024 B
Frigid Cloud 2 B

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