Genesee Brewing Company (Rochester, New York) has officially introduced Simcoe S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale as the latest release in its Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch series.
Simcoe S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale arrives as the newest installment in Genesee Brewing Company’s annual S.M.A.S.H. series, a lineup of limited release beers from the Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch series that utilizes the (S)ingle (M)alt (a)nd (S)ingle (H)op brewing technique to help beer fans learn more about the various characteristics of individual brewing ingredients. The Simcoe hop varietal was chosen for this release because of its ability to act as both an aromatic and bittering hop. This dual-purpose hop provides the 5.5% ABV Simcoe S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale “with aromas of citrusy passionfruit and piney earthiness that shine through a subtle pale malt base.”
“Single-hop, single-malt beers are a great way for beer lovers to learn more about and appreciate the hoppy styles that are so popular right now, since they bring out the profile of one specific hop,” Brewmaster Dean Jones said. “This brew is the result of experimentation with multiple single-hop, single-malt styles, and we thought the Simcoe hop was the perfect fit for this release based on its one-hop-with-a-dual-purpose quality.”
Simcoe S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale is out now and will be hanging around through the winter months of 2018. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select beer establishments located throughout Genesee Brewing’s distribution footprint in the East, Mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes. Prost!
Vital Information for Simcoe S.M.A.S.H. Pale Ale from Genesee Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch series, late December 2017 through winter 2018
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Hops – Simcoe
Malts – Pale
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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