Three US brewers discuss how they brew Vienna lager and share some advice for small batches.
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
Chocolate and cherry are one of the great pairings in culinary history…so why not make a beer to pair them up? Author Scott Russell thought a European amber would be a great base to lay the foundation for this beer.
A märzen beer is the perfect base to highlight the earthy qualities of maple sap and syrup. Alternatively, you could try fermenting with a clean ale yeast if you are not equipped to ferment a beer at lager temps for several weeks. Birch sap and syrup can also be used if maple sap and syrup are not available in your region.