This is a very special SMaSH (single malt, single hop) version of Fitger’s Brewhouse Brewery and grill Minnesota Nice featuring locally grown hops from Mighty Axe Hops in Foley and pale ale malt from a new local maltster, Maltwerks in Detroit Lakes.
A straw-gold pour yields delicate aromas of grapefruit, orange, pine, and mild honey-on-a-biscuit malt character. A ‘friendly’ amount of bitterness carries you into a flavor much the same – juicy grapefruit, pine, citrus rind, and the slightest hint of stone fruit sit upon a light, bready malt profile. The beer’s medium-light body finishes dry and clean, making this exploration into local terroir (and the future of MN craft beer!) highly sessionable. 5.3% ABV 44IBU