The midwestern part of the United States has become chock-a-block with incredible breweries, but Great Lakes Brewing Company is easily near the top of that list in my opinion. Here was my attempt to re-create their Dortmunder Gold, a true standard in the field.
This is the recipe that made Annie Johnson the 2013 Homebrewer of the Year.
Learn how to brew a little slice of American history in a glass — Classic American Pilsner.
Though not super hoppy, California Common is a style that shows off the aromatic power of homegrown hops very nicely.
This American-style Light Lager won Best of Show at the 21st Annual Dixie Cup
Comrades John Donaldson and Tim White • Houston, Texas
A popular Holiday Wheat Lager recipe from a popular brewer.
A California Common (American Lager). Anchor Brewing Company has always been very generous to homebrewers. This recipe makes a beer similar in flavor to Anchor Steam, but a bit bigger in mouthfeel, hops and malt flavors. If you want a beer a bit drier and more like Anchor Steam, eliminate the Munich, Victory and pale chocolate malts.
Another American Lager recipe.
The Cellar Homebrew, Seattle, Washington
A Steam Beer, this one is very smooth with a light sweetness and 6.7 percent alcohol by volume.
I like Henry’s Dark on tap and decided I wanted to clone it for a brew kit at my store. It turned out well, better in fact. I have people who brew it regularly.
This is a great, easy-to-make pilsner-style beer made with ale yeast — no lagering required. Comes close to many commercial light pilsners, with just a bit more flavor.
This has been one of our store’s most popular recipes for years — brewed many times by many brewers. Unanimous opinion: a tasty, hoppy brew that does justice as a clone of Anchor Steam.