On tap now at the Lake Monster taproom, the ninth in our series of single malt and single hop (S.M.A.S.H.) beers: Monster SMASH 9.0! This version features Pale Ale malt from our friends at Rahr Malting co in Shakopee, MN and Mosiac hops from the Pacific Northwest.
Rahr Pale Ale malt is kilned a touch darker than the more standard 2-row pale, which many consider to be the standard by which all other base malts are judged. The extra time in the kiln gives it a touch more color, more dark golden than straw, and just a hint of a toasted bread note.
Mosiac has been and remains one of the trendiest hops in craft beer, and for good reason. Bold and tropical with a little dankness and even a hint of blueberry, Mosaic along with other varieties such as Citra, Simcoe and Galaxy defines the "modern" American hop flavor.
Get it while you can at the taproom and select bars and restaurants around the Twin Cities.
Here are the specs:
-Single Malt and Single Hop Ale
-Rahr Pale Ale Malt
-English Ale Yeast
Lake Monster Brew Team