This beer is an emerging American style. It gets its color from the Caravienne Belgian Grain malt and small amounts of chocolate malt. There will be hop presence both in the bittering and aroma. This beer can be made as ale or a lager and will have a medium body with a crisp finish. Although there are many versions of this style we chose Sam Adams Lager as our inspiration.
3.3 lbs. Gold Liquid Malt Extract
1 lb. M&F Light Dry Malt
2 lbs. Lager Grain M&F (cracked)
1 lb. British Pale Grain (cracked)
1/2 lb. Caravienne Belgian Grain (cracked)
2 oz. Chocolate Grain (cracked)
2 oz. Hallertauer Hops
1 oz. Tettnang Hops
1 pkg. Wyeast Liquid Yeast - California Lager or American Lager
Place grains into 1 1/2 gal. cold water. Heat to 160oF. Remove from heat cover & allow to sit for 60 min. Sparge with 1 gal. 170oF water & return liquid to brewpot. Add Malt & 2 oz. hops. Return pot to heat & boil for 50 min. Remove from heat & add final 1 oz. hops. Steep for 5 min. Stain into 3 gal. cold water & pitch yeast when cooled to 80oF or below.
Yields 5 gal.