Beer Style: Amber Lager Family

Make Award-Winning Session Beers

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One of the trends of the past few years that I’ve welcomed is the rediscovery of lower-alcohol craft beers. Perhaps it’s a reaction to the “imperial everything” trend or just consumers becoming confident enough in their opinions that they can drink beer for personal enjoyment not to impress others. Don’t get me wrong, the craft

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India Pale Lager Clone Recipes

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India Pale Lager (IPL) is a modern hybridization of the India Pale Ale (IPA) style and a (insert your own interpretation of the) “lager component” that has taken a craft beer industry foothold in recent years. Some argue that its lack of official definition is what appeals to many brewers, giving them full artistic freedom

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Festbier/Märzen/Oktoberfest

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by the numbersOG: 1.054-1.057 FG:1.010-1.012 SRM:4-7 IBU:18-25 ABV:5.8-6.3 Many American beer enthusiasts look forward to autumn seasonal beers, often with their malty, stronger flavors. One particular style that is popular is Oktoberfest, an amber, malty, German lager, just like the kind that’s served at the eponymous Munich festival. Right? Well . . . no. Not

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Kodiak Island Brewing Co.’s Oktoberfest: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, A couple of years ago my dad decided to take my brother and I on what he called an “extreme guys fishing get away.” I wasn’t too excited about the fishing or the location — Kodiak, Alaska. Turns out that even though it is very remote, it was pretty cool. The best part

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Brewing Oktoberfest

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Often, the beer we enjoy shifts with the change in seasons. The winter brings rich beers such as stouts, porters, winter warmers, and bocks. As the weather warms, the beers often lighten in both color and body, to match the heat of the late spring and summer months. Autumn, too, has a set of beers

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Oktoberfest

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by the numbersOG:1.050–1.056 (12.4–13.8 °P) FG:1.012–1.016 (3.1–4.1 °P) SRM: 7–14 IBU:20–28 ABV:4.8–5.7% People often ask me, “What is your favorite style?” I tell them that I love all of the styles, because they are all great beers. Picking a favorite style for me would be like picking a favorite child. Well, almost. There are some

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Vienna Lager

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by the numbers OG: 1.046–1.052 (11.4–12.9 °P) FG: 1.010–1.014 (2.6–3.6 °P) SRM: 10–16 IBU: 18–30 ABV: 4.5–5.5% If you are a beer geek, certainly you know the name Anton Dreher. It was from 1836 to 1840 that he developed a new, paler lager. Brewed with the new lighter-colored malts of the time, it had a

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Annie Johnson: Homebrewer of the Year

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The 2013 Homebrewer of the Year is unique in a lot of ways. For starters, Sacramento, California’s Annie Johnson is the first woman to win the American Homebrewing Association’s coveted award since 1983. She’s also African American — the first to ever win in the history of the competition. And she won with a light

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Brewing Oktoberfest

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The first Oktoberfest was brewed to celebrate the wedding of King Ludwig I to Princess Maria Therese in 1810. Ever since, the beer has been brewed to commemorate the annual event that takes place on the same Munich village green, known as Theresienwiese, or “Therese’s Meadow.” The original one-day celebration has expanded to a sixteen-day

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Hofbräuhaus Oktoberfestbier clone

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All the Munich breweries prepare an Oktoberfest for the celebration. The Hofbräuhaus, which means “Royal Court Brewery,” is probably the most famous of the city’s breweries. In fact, the Hofbräuhaus may be the most famous brewery, beer garden and beer hall in the world.

Hofbräuhaus Oktoberfest has a creamy, tight, off-white head and a luscious amber color. The nose is aromatic malt the palate is smooth, with intense malt and nutty, bread-like nuances. The finish is one of semi-sweet malt.


Beano® Braü

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Need to brew an Ultra low carb batch of beer? No reason the stop homebrewing just because you want to keep track of your carbohydrate intake. We’ve got a recipe for those who are counting their calories utilizing Beano® to help consume extra carbohydrates found in beer.

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Oktoberfest / Märzen

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OG = 1.050 to 1.064 FG =1.012 to 1.016 IBUs = 20 to 30 SRM = 7 to 14 Oktoberfests are intensely appealing. They are best described as liquid bread, with the rich, velvety taste coming from the long lagering period at cold temperatures. Typically they are brewed in the early spring, at the end

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