Beer Style: European Amber Lager

Includes such styles as Märzens, Vienna Lagers, Kellerbiers, and Czech Amber Lagers.


Randy Scorby’s Classic Rauchbier

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Best of Show, AHA NHC (840 entries)


Brewing Oktoberfest: Tips from the Pros

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Credit Germany for planning ahead. Traditional Märzen is brewed in the late winter and early spring months to be enjoyed in beer gardens in the fall. Three brewers discuss what it takes to brew the best Oktoberfest. Brewer: Paul Philippon, The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery in Farmville, NC At Duck-Rabbit, we brew a traditional Märzen. When


King Wenceslas Dunkel

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Before Czechoslovakia became home of the light Pilsners, it was in the dark. Learn how to brew a Bohemian Dunkel — the beer that was king before Czechs "saw the light."


Abita Amber clone

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According to Abita’s website, “Amber is a Munich style lager brewed with pale and caramel malts and German Perle hops. Abita Amber was the first beer offered by the brewery and continues to be our leading seller. Amber is Abita’s most versatile beer for pairing with food.”


Princess Theresa’s Oktoberfestbier

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For a paler version of this beer, you can substitute the 1 lb. (0.45 kg) of Munich malt with 0.5 lb. (0.23 kg) each of Munich and Vienna malt. Another way of “playing” with the brew’s color is to use Munich malts of different color ratings. Munich malts are available in colors between roughly 5 and 20 degrees Lovibond.


Sprecher Brewing Company: Special Amber clone

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A clone recipe for this classic German lager from Milwaukee. A delicate balance of toasted malt and fresh hops give this medium-bodied German-style lager an intriguing, complex malt flavor.


Smoke on the Lager (Rauchbier)

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A Märzen-style rauchbier


Vienna Lager: Tips from the Pros

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Three US brewers discuss how they brew Vienna lager and share some advice for small batches.


Vienna Lager in Exile

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Vienna lagers originated in Europe, but were “exiled” to Mexico in the last century. These “little Oktoberfests” are great everyday beers that showcase the flavor of Vienna malt. From Mexican Vienna lagers such as Negra Modelo and Dos Equis Amber to American craftbrewed versions of the style, learn the ingredients and brewing procedures necessary to brew a delicious, malty Vienna lager in your home brewery. Plus: three Vienna lager recipes


Oktoberfest: Tips from the Pros

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The pros give tips on making this classic beer.


Vienna Lager

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Recipes & tips for two classic beer styles.


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