Wolf of the Willows JSP

Wolf of the Willows

In the earliest days of the porter – and the brown ales from which it was born in London in the 18th century – there would be occasions when the beers would be smoky. The cheapest form of brown malt available at the time was smoked so, while many brewers avoided it and used "cleaner", more expensive malts, there were smoked porters. It's a style within a style that has gained some popularity since American craft brewers brought the porter back from near extinction.

For Wolf of the Willows' take on the smoked porter, the Johnny Smoke Porter (JSP), they used a touch of rauch malt from Germany alongside various other dark malts to create layers of sweetness, smoke and more espresso like characters. In another nod to the beer's ancestors, they used English East Kent Goldings and Willamette hops to add a gentle, earthy bitterness to assist in creating the beer's dry finish.

Smoked Porter
Wolf of the Willows

39 De Havilland Road
VIC 3195

For orders, please email orders@wolfofthewillows.com.au
Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 3pm to 10pm Saturday: midday to 10pm
Sunday: midday to 6pm