This Maibock is a nod to the tradition of brewing and ageing strong beers in winter and releasing them in spring. We brewed ours way back in February and after a long fermentation and eleven weeks of lagering in tank, its now ready to drink. 6.7% ABV, 330ml bottle.
It has simplicity and finesse: we brewed it with only Pilsner malt and Tettnanger hops (Single Malt And Single Hop, hence the name SMASH). It’s malty, strong and full flavoured, but still lighter and hoppier than a classic bock, making it very easy to drink for the strength. A true celebration of spring.