The base of their Ginger Pale Ale is a traditional mid-19th century English pale ale but with fresh ginger, honey, and a moderate dose of hops added. This beer is golden in color, aromatically floral with underlying notes of spice and hops. Despite being a dry beer, Ginger Pale Ale has a deceptively sweet character that balances the strong ginger spiciness with the hops playing a supporting role. If you don’t have toasted malt, perhaps substitute Munich malt.
Terrapin’s Moo-Hoo employs a generous addition of lactose sugar along with cocoa nibs from Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company to recreate the perfect equilibrium of that American favorite, demonstrating that the pairing of dark beers and chocolaty richness can be both endlessly adaptable and enduringly simple.