Pale: Pale beers first emerged at the beginning of the 1700s when people began dry roasting malt with coke, a coal derivative, which caused less smoking and hence a much lighter color in the end product.
There are so many takes on this broad palette it makes defining exactly what constitutes a pale ale rather difficult. We should know – we brew a couple of them!
What we do know is that this Portobello Pale is crisp, refreshing and absolutely delicious. Maris Otter & Caragold malts are both lightly roasted, while late hop additions bring a lovely complexity. The end result has hints of citrus, fruit, and a big punch of delicious drinkability.