As a former chef, Arthur Chase developed his palette over many years, tasting, mixing and matching ingredients to create meals that were special and delicious. Now, as a Woodstock Inn Brewery sales rep, he’s helped create one of our most intriguing brews in recent memory, Mosaic Papaya Pale Ale. Say it one more time, just for fun.
Our Mosaic Papaya Pale Ale is a lighter beer with a refreshing breeze of flavor, obtained from the Papaya natural fruit flavor being introduced during conditioning.
Chase said, “Tropical hazes are kind of in now and I’d been really thinking about a brew with papaya and guava recently.”
Mosaic hops are about five years old, babies in the industry and already they’re are the 6th highest production hop in the United States.
Hop Creator Jason Perrault named it Mosaic for the complex and broad aromas it imparts. In our Mosaic Papaya Pale Ale, the hops provide a complex profile backed by a clean bittering.
“I’ve had a bunch of ideas for beers through the years but this is the first one to make it to recipe,” Chase said.
Mosaic Papaya Pale Ale is 5% ABV and 40 IBU’s. It’s available in 4 pack, 16oz cans at the brewery and in stores throughout New England, starting with an initial release on May24th in New Hampshire.
Added fun fact: Papaya also serves as a digestive. The fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme called papain, which is highest when the fruit is ripe. Proteolytic enzymes aid in protein digestion.
“I’m the type of guy who gets a bit bloated from drinking beer, and I was actually given papaya vitamins to help. Now I can just have a beer instead.”
Try the beer and let us know what you think in the comments below. Cheers!