Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has announced that they would like to establish some boundaries and introduce us all to the Friend Zone SMaSH Pale Ale.
Cleverly named to embody the single lifestyle, Friend Zone is an American Pale Ale of the SMaSH variety, (S)ingle (M)alt (a)nd (S)ingle (H)op. This beer’s minimalist recipe features just “one lonely Mandarina Bavaria hop” and “one lonely Pilsner malt.” Although these two may be flying solo, they come together to produce a 6.2% ABV Pale Ale filled with notes of sweet grain and citrus. For a little more information on this brew, here is the full label description for Friend Zone:
“‘Boyfriend’ and ‘Boy friend.’ See that little Space? That’s the friend zone.” -Unknown
“Once she tells you that she “loves you like a brother,” you know you’ve been relegated to the Friend Zone. If that ever happens, and we hope it doesn’t, this is your beer.
A single light malt gives hints of honey to sweeten your day. Mandarina Bavaria hops lend an aroma of sweet orange peel to remind you that one day someone will find you a-peel-ing.”
Friend Zone SMaSH Pale Ale is the latest release in Monday Night’s Clip-On Series, a lineup that typically consists of “variations on year-round beers, available for 3-4 months at a time in 6-packs and on draft.” This offering was officially launched on January 8 and it can be found now at craft beer establishments in Alabama and throughout the rest of the Monday Night Brewing distribution footprint. SMaSH beers are a fantastic way to get to know your beer ingredients, so get your education on by picking up a 6-pack of Friend Zone during your next beer run. Prost!
Vital Information for Friend Zone SMaSH Pale Ale from Monday Night Brewing
Release – Limited/Clip-On Series, mid-January 2017
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 6.2%
IBUs – 35
Malts – Pilsner
Hops – Mandarina Bavaria
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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