I knew the answers to my questions, sort of.
I see more breweries in the US making Rauchbiers. I know we will never be like Bamberg, but keep in mind that only two of the breweries in Bamberg are Rauchbier breweries. I love the style like Drew loves Saisons.
The side pull Faucets question had to do with friends opening a place this year. There is a good chance they will have s side in pull faucet. I've never been to Bierstadt in Denver, so will listen to Ashley Carter.