Today, May 12th, sees the long awaited return of the popular Lesh is More Pale Ale at Montavilla Brew Works. Inspired by the famous bass player from the Grateful Dead, Lesh is More is a way that Michael Kora, founder and brewer at Montavilla Brew Works, can honor one of his longtime musical heroes.
Kora brewed this version of Lesh is More with enough Amarillo, El Dorado and Chinook hops that is said to hit you like a wall of sound! The beer is balanced out with its use of Pilsner, Pale, Vienna, and Crystal malts. At 5.9% ABV and 55 IBUs, this pale ale is sure to please. The last time that this beer was brewed was last summer when Kora increased the hop load a bit by adding over 55 pounds of fresh Chinook hops that resulted in Lesh is Fresh IPA that was a featured beer at the Portland Fresh Hop Fest.
“Here’s to the Dead, here’s to Phil and here’s to all of YOU for helping us grow in a positive direction as a business. We humbly thank you. Cheers!” – Michael, Melissa and the MBW crew
Montavilla Brew Works 7805 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97215
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.