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 Spalt Select 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.