Professor Fritz Briem Grodziskie Beer

Todd Coleman

Made with smoked wheat malt and a heap of hops, Professor Fritz Briem Grodziskie beer is the perfect complement to sausages and barbecue. Grodziskie, a robust old Prussian style of beer, fell out of fashion a few decades ago, but thanks to beer maker and historian Professor Fritz Briem, it's back and more delicious than ever. Woodsy with a sour twang backed by a bitter jolt, his version is one lip-smacking brew.

Professor Fritz Briem Piwo Grodziskie smoked beer, $7.99 for a 16-oz. bottle at Ultimate Wine Shop; 866/668-2800