This is not the kind of smoke you want in a rauchbier.
The Weyermann malting facility in Bamberg, Germany was the scene of a kiln fire earlier this morning, causing some damage but resulting in no injuries, the company said in a statement. The fire was quickly brought under control.
"The exact cause of the fire is being investigated at the moment, business operations are currently running regularly with restrictions," Weyermann, a family run company, said in a statement on its website. It noted that the facility, which holds regular public tours, will be closed to visitors through at least this afternoon.
Weyermann, as a maltster, dates back to 1879 and is a specialty malt provider known around the world.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.