Find out what beer was like in the time of Al Capone. We've got the recipe for his once-illegal brew.
Written by Kathy Kincade
Issue: June 1995
Rauchbier is the most famous beer brewed with smoked malt. Scott Burgess fell in love with the style while living for a decade in the rauchbier epicenter of the world — Bamberg, Germany. He explores the differences between some of the best examples and shares how homebrewers can brew their own rauchbier.
New laws, increased infrastructure, and changing views in the latter half of the 19th century had an impact on nearly every facet of British culture, including beer. We review how this time in British history helped shape the English beer styles as we know them today.