Lager beers represent classic beer styles from both American and German descent, as well as unique 'hybrid' styles. The group includes the Munich beer styles Helles, Dunkel and Schwarz, as well asmalty Oktoberfest recipes and the crisp Kolsch and California Common.
Red & Brown
Red and Brown Ales offer a range of flavors that suit the tastes of many beer drinkers. Brewed with specially toasted and 'caramel' malts that provide unique brown, copper, and red colors as well as toasted or sweet malt flavors to the beer. The range of hop flavor and bitterness is from smooth to bitter to very aromatic.
The style was originally popularized by Sierra Nevada in Chico, Ca. "Pale Ales" now range from mild to bold, light bodied to malty, and strong, smooth & freshly aromatic to intensely bitter. Hop character tends to define each brew, while malt flavor and body can add an important layer and contribute balance.
"Hefe Weizen" is synonymous with several wheat beer styles - most of them unfiltered, containing a healthy dose of yeast in the finished beer. The yeast you choose will greatly define the aroma and flavor of your beer. In their simplest form, Bock beers are the super smooth malt-monsters of the lager styles. Ranging from 7%-11% ABV, these recipes typically have very low hopping rates in order to showcase the malt flavor of the beer. *To brew any of these wheat beers you must provide 72 hours notice in order to propagate the yeast.
Big Beers. Bold Flavors. these beers are strong, complex and often require specialty yeasts, specific brewing techniques, or extra aging in order to achieve the desired flavor and aroma. More expensive than most recipes, our Exotics & Imperials give great value by enabling you to craft special beers for equally special occasions.
Bock/Exotic & Imperial
porter & stout
Ranging from very dark brown to midnight-black, these richly flavored ales are brewed with caramel, toasted, roasted and black malts. Hoppiness is typically low to medium. Though dark in color, porters and stouts can be remarkably light bodied and refreshing. Their real strength as a group comes in full bodied and richly flavored beers.
Ready to go recipes to choose from!
*yields approximately 10 gallons
Pale Ale, Ordinary Bitter, Midsummer Dream Ale, Bavarian Pilsner, *Kolsch, *#HellaCommon, Hoppin’ IPA, Double Diamond Porter, *Belgian Pale Ale, *Golden Weizen, Oktoberfest Gold, Lower Yolo Pilsner, Doublin Pub Stout, Irish Amber, Nutty Brown, Green Label, Ladder #45, Bouncing Czech, *Dunkel Weizen, Nordy Pilsner, Big Valley Red, Black Mask Brown, Capitol Gold Pale Ale, Mac’s Dry Stout, Marzen
Honey Amber, Churchill’s ESB *Belgian Wheat, Vienna Lager, Dirty Cog Porter, Oatmeal Stout, Iluminado Mexican Lager, Schwarz Bier, Hallertauer Lager, Scotch Ale, Smoked Porter, Orange Blossom Blonde, Helles Bock, Brigg’s XX-tra Stout, Vanilla Cream Stout, IPA, *Wit Dream, Wild Flower Honey Lager, Wild Flower Honey Porter, MaiBock, West Coast IPA
Dare Devil Red, Celebration Amber, Tradewinds IPA, New Delhi IPA, Belgian *Dubbel, *Weizen Bock, Dunkel Bock, *3 Amigos Belgian Triple, Captian Ron’s 2x IPA
Wild Flower Honey Porter, Imperial Pilsner, E’Laminator Dopple, Doon’s Grog, Czar’s Tar, Sky Diver Barleywine, *Yolo Grand Reserve Belgian, Tower Bridge 3x IPA
*Requires at least 72 hours notice to prepare yeast additional $13 charge.