Smoked beer (German: Rauchbier) is a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavour. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Beer is the world's oldest and most widely consumed Alcoholic beverage and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea Smoking is the process of flavoring, Cooking, or preserving Food by exposing it to the Smoke from burning or smoldering plant materials Flavor or flavour is the sensory impression of a Food or other substance, and is determined The Rauchbiers of Bamberg in Germany, Schlenkerla in particular, are the best known of the smoked beers. Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz, close to its confluence with the river Main Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Schlenkerla is a historical Brewpub in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany.
Drying malt over an open flame may impart a smoky character to the malt. This character may carry over to beers brewed with the smoked malt. Prior to the modern era, drying malted barley in direct sunlight was used in addition to drying over flames. Malting is a process applied to Cereal grains in which the grains are made to Germinate by soaking in water and are then quickly halted from germinating further Barley ( Hordeum vulgare) is an annual Cereal Grain, which serves as a major animal Feed crop, with smaller amounts used for The Sun (Sol is the Star at the center of the Solar System. Even though kiln drying of malt, using indirect heat, did not enter into widespread usage until the industrial era, the method was known as early as the first century BCE. Kilns are thermally insulated chambers or Ovens in which controlled temperature regimes are produced is a process of social and economic change whereby a human group is transformed from a Pre-industrial society into an industrial one Also, there have been various methods over the years of preparing cereal grains for brewing, including making beer from bread,  so smoked beer was not universal. However, it is known that beer made from malt dried over flame was common in England from the 16th to the 18th century.
Beginning in the 18th century, kiln drying of malt became progressively more common and, by the mid-19th century, had become the near-universal method for drying malted grain. The 18th century lasted from 1701 to 1800 in the Gregorian calendar, in accordance with the Anno Domini / Common Era numbering system The 19th century of the Common Era began on January 1, 1801 and ended on December 31, 1900, according to the Gregorian calendar Since the kiln method shunts the smoke away from the wet malt, a smoky flavour is not imparted to the grain, nor to the subsequent beer. As a result, smoke flavour in beer became less and less common, and eventually disappeared almost entirely from the brewing world.
Another method of imparting a smoky flavour to beer is the use of hot rocks to heat the brew, dating from the days of wooden vessels which could not be set over a flame. 
Certain breweries, however, maintained the smoked beer tradition by continuing to use malt which had been dried over open flames. A brewery is a dedicated building for the making of Beer, though beer can be made in the home and has been for much of beer's history Two tavern-breweries in Bamberg, Germany in particular — Schlenkerla and Spezial — became almost the sole source of smoked beer production for nearly two centuries. A microbrewery, or craft brewery, is a modern Brewery which produces a limited amount of beer usually with an orientation toward distinctive and flavorful products Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz, close to its confluence with the river Main Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Schlenkerla is a historical Brewpub in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany. Pale lager is a very pale to golden -coloured Beer with a well attenuated body and noble hop bitterness Both breweries are still in operation today, alongside six other breweries in the same town. Both dry their malt over fires made from beechwood logs, and produce several varieties of Rauchbier ("smoke beer" in German). For the babyfood see Beech-Nut. Beech ( Fagus) is a genus of ten Species of Deciduous Trees in the
In Austria, the Upper Austrian brewery Braucommune Freistadt produces smoked beer. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich
In Italy, Birrificio Lambrate in Milan produces "Ghisa", a smoked beer with typical Bamberg's beer features. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Milan (Milano Milan (listen) is one of the largest cities in Italy, located in the plains of Lombardy.
In Japan, Honshū brewery Moku Moku produce a smoked ale, the brewery's name being a reference to the use of smoke screens by ninja warriors. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. or Honshu is the largest Island of Japan. The nation's main island, it is south of Hokkaidō across the Tsugaru Strait, north of The brewery is part of a cooperative that also smokes ham and makes sausages. 
Geoff Larson, founder and brewmaster of the Alaskan Brewing Company made a smoked beer, Alaskan Smoked Porter, in 1988 influenced by the rauchbiers of Bamberg. Alaskan Brewing Company, a regional Craft brewery located in Juneau Alaska, was founded in 1986 The brewery was located directly across the street from a salmon smokery in Juneau, Alaska, so he made arrangements to have them smoke his malt with alder wood. Salmon is the common name for several species of Fish of the family Salmonidae. Alder is the common name of a Genus of Flowering plants ( Alnus) belonging to the Birch family (Family Betulaceae) Other American breweries, such as Rogue Ales and Stone Brewing Company, also produce smoked beers. Rogue Ales is an American craft brewery founded in 1988 in Ashland Oregon. Stone Brewing Co is a Craft brewery headquartered in Escondido.
In Brazil, Eisenbahn produces a smoked beer called Eisenbahn Rauchbier, using malts imported from Bamberg. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld Eisenbahn is a Microbrewery located in Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Bamberg is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is located in Upper Franconia on the river Regnitz, close to its confluence with the river Main
In Sweden, Närke Kulturbryggeri produces a smoked beer called Anders Göranssons Bästa Rököl. "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation.