First let me share the story of MOMO SMASH. Well first first let me just say that we are not a real brewery and we don’t sell or release any beer. We do talk a lot of shit and pretend to be much more than we are (two dudes hanging out in a garage), what’s that about fake it til ya make it? We’re all over that. Now on with the story… Brian and I like Maris Otter Malt and Mosaic hops and we decided to brew a SMaSH with these ingredients. One of our friends is known as Momo and he’s a big, burly, jolly, ginger-bearded kinda guy. So, with the addition of some candied ginger to the boil and a fancy pants label, MOMO SMASH was born. PLUG PLUG PLUG!!! Our friend Momo lives in Ohio and owns a great cigar shop in Westerville called Governors Smoke Shop. If you are in the area go see Momo and tell him the Mostly Harmless Brewing guys sent you, you are guaranteed to have a great time.
We kept MOMO under wraps until it was ready then we sent Momo a few bottles to enjoy. Coincidentally, Momo was headed to our neck of the woods (Atlanta) the following weekend and we decided to launch the beer with a “Drink a MOMO with MOMO” party. Due to some really shitty events I had to be out of town but Brian was able to meet up and enjoy some brews with our buddy.
Momo gave us his seal of approval on the beer but mentioned he’d like it even more if it was stronger. Fine, then, just fine… challenge accepted. We’ve started working a recipe and if things work out as planned we’ll have MOMO SMASH EXTREME! out at 13.2% ABV. What?!?! That’s right, you heard me… 13.2%. To make things even better everyone was jealous that they didn’t have any MOMO SMASH. We are the most popular fake brewery in the NW Atlanta suburbs, and we’re damn proud of that.
- First Brew (hopstuffbrewery.wordpress.com)
- Recipe – Ordinary Bitter, take two (halffullpint.wordpress.com)
- Not Every Homebrewer Has a Beard (psmag.com)