Writer: Dan Russo

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The Dark Side of Lager

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From Germany and the Czech Republic, to the Baltics and North America, dark lager styles are seeing growing popularity among craft brewers and homebrewers alike. The styles are all different, but also share commonalities in how they are created. Get tips for brewing your own crisp dark lager this winter.

Oakshire Brewing Co.’s Doppelbock clone

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Doppelbock is one of our favorite brews to make each year. Ferment low and slow to ensure a very smooth and malt-forward beer that can withstand the high alcohol.

Oakshire Brewing Co.’s Tmavé Pivo clone

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Tmavé pivo is the overlying style of Czech dark lager. We use an extensive malt bill to add depth to the final beer while eliminating as much of the roast character as possible. Supremely drinkable and one of our favorites to make!

Oakshire Brewing Co.’s Doggerland Baltic Porter clone

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This recipe snagged a silver medal for Oakshire at the 2018 World Beer Cup.

Oakshire Brewing Co.’s Miel Mi Amor clone


A mix between Vienna and dunkel lagers, we incorporate polenta (coarse ground cornmeal) to build a crisp body, while using Mexican coffee honey for a touch of sweetness and flavor, while helping the body dry out during fermentation.

One Style, Many Strengths

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From session to imperial strength beers, the alcohol content plays a significant role in a beer’s character. But creating balanced beers at different strengths cannot always be accomplished by simply scaling ingredients up or down. Get a better understanding of the intricacies of brewing beers at different strengths.

American Imperial Stout

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American Imperial Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.130  FG = 1.040IBU = 60  SRM = 86  ABV = 12%  Our imperial oatmeal stout takes big and bold to the next level. This is a double mashed stout using an intricate malt bill with a lower percentage of base malt and the addition of rye malt

American Oatmeal Stout

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American Oatmeal Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.068  FG = 1.014IBU = 60–65  SRM = 35  ABV = 7% For the regular strength stout recipe we’ve combined a classic oatmeal stout recipe with an American stout recipe. We keep a similar percent of base malt vs. specialty malt from our session stout, just adding more

Session Stout

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Session Stout (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.044  FG = 1.010IBU = 22  SRM = 31  ABV = 4.5%  An Americanized version of a dry Irish stout utilizing a simple malt bill with five specialty grains to create a full-bodied, quaffable session stout. Chocolate and roasted barley lead the charge for dark malts with a

Smoothie Sours

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Like a fruited Berliner weisse on steroids, smoothie sours are loaded with fruits, adjuncts, and over-the-top flavor. They have become some of the most sought-after beers being produced today, and are among the most fun beer styles to brew. With ingredients such as soft-serve ice cream mix, marshmallows, graham crackers, and cheesecake mix paired with your favorite fruits and Lactobacillus to provide a balancing sourness, get ready for the new dessert in a glass.

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