Malt of the Month: Best Pale Ale Malt

Brewers of all abilities recognise the importance of choosing the right malt for your beer – it’s key to a successful brew.

That’s why we showcase a new malt each month, giving you the information you need so you can brew an awesome beer!

In July, our Malt of the Month is the aptly titled Best Pale Ale Malt. As the name suggests, it works well in pale ales, but this versatile base malt can be used as the principal ingredient in almost all keg, bottle or cask ales.

Used by notable brewers, this is a top quality, well-modified malt produced from two-row barley. This premium malt has great extract and enzymic activity.

Read on to learn all about Best Pale Ale Malt and how you can use it in your next brew.

Taste & flavour

Best Pale Ale Malt helps to bring cohesion to highly hopped beers, mellowing out bitter flavours. It also has the benefit of adding full-bodied, rich and malty notes to many beers, particularly in Belgian-style beer and Traditional Bitter.

This malt can be used up to 100% for a sturdy yet delicate base for loads of beers. A fantastic all-rounder, Best Pale Ale Malt compliments many beer styles, including Cask, Keg and Bottled Ales, Porters and Stouts, Coloured Ales, Lagers, IPAs and SMaSH Beers.


We’re proud to supply malt to some incredible breweries. Here’s what some of them have to say about Simpsons Best Pale Ale Malt.

“The team at Simpsons Malt has got it right when they say it’s the home of good malt. Their Best Pale Ale Malt gives us the soul that makes a beer a home.” – Fergus Fitzgerald, Head Brewer, Adnams

Best Pale Ale Malt is the soul of our beer, and we get the best Brewhouse extract from Simpsons Malt.” – Georgina Young, Head Brewer, Fullers

“We’ve used Best Pale Ale Malt as our base grist since 2013. It’s the backbone of everything we brew at Beavertown. We love it!” Logan Plant, Owner and Founder, Beavertown Brewery

Try it for yourself

It’s up to you to choose how to use the malt in your beer, so get creative and start experimenting!

If you’re interested in finding out more about our Best Pale Ale Malt or trying it for yourself, then you can get in touch with our order team today!