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Mosaicism – Grist Brewing Co. – 95 Rating

Responses from brewers Rob Kevwitch, Nate Wannlund, Steve Nolan and Tyler Swaim.
Brewers (left to right): Rob Kevwitch, Nate Wannlund, Steve Nolan, Tyler Swaim
Brewers (left to right): Rob Kevwitch, Nate Wannlund, Steve Nolan, Tyler Swaim

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
Tyler Swaim and the brew team at Grist.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
We love both, the flavor and the aroma of this beer. The aroma is a great punch to the senses with serious fruit, citrus and tropical notes. The flavor is the same way in that it is balanced very nicely with the bitterness.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
Mosaicism is a cross between science and art; playing on the name of the hop, the elegant style of art and the biology side. We love to base names off of science terms since we are a science based and background brewery. Mosaicism is the property or state of being composed of cells of two genetically different types.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
Yes because of so many reasons. It is light in color and body which makes it very easy to drink since the days would probably be pretty warm on this island. It has great aroma and flavor that make this beer easy to drink multiples in one sitting. Best part, it is a session beer at 4.5 percent ABV so it will keep you hydrated when clean water is not easily accessible at times.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Tropical, citrus, fruity, clean, light, refreshing, balanced.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
There really is no special or exciting story behind this beer. We had been wanting to make a Session IPA for some time and also the chance to experiment with Mosaic hops since I had never used them before. It was a wonderful experiment that was fun to brew and even more fun to drink.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Street tacos or any solid Mexican dish is a great pairing for this beer. Something that has a nice spice kick with some flavored salsas to match the citrus and fruit notes of the beer.