El Monstruo del Norte
"THE NORTHERN MONSTER"
Wild Ale with Chestnuts
COLLABORATION WITH NORTH PEAK BREWING COMPANY
TIME IN OAK: 4 Months
HOPS: Chinook, Tettnang, & Strisselspalt
GRAINS: Pale, Wheat, C30, C75, Black, Flaked Barley, Pilsner, Munich 10, C150, Black, & Dextrose
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Chestnuts
LAST RELEASE: October 2019
El Monstruo del Norte is the third oak-aged collaboration between North Peak Brewing Company and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales. We took North Peak’s Gnarl (Chestnut Amber Ale) and combined it with around 40% of La Roja (Sour Amber Ale) and then aged it for 4 months in oak before securing this beast in bottles.
This Wild Red Chestnut Ale is medium in body and boasts a beautiful copper-hue. Filled with roasty sweetness, blending caramel notes with subtle chestnut flavors, and finishing with a moderate bright citrus-like acidity.
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