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Looking for something traditional and unique? This version of a classic Dortmund Export by Bruce Stott is definitely a challenge but delivers a refreshing German-style brew that's worth all the effort.
Jeff Crowell, member of the Crown of the Valley Brewing Society, took best of show in the 2011 Doug King Memorial Competition for this Dortmunder Export recipe, and it is sure to be hit on tap at your home brewery.
Dortmunder Export, a type of light lager, combines the maltiness of helles with the hop character of Pilsner, while being just a bit stronger than both. Balance is key when brewing this style, allowing both the malt and hops to work together to showcase the toasty breadiness from the grains and the spicy, floral notes of the noble hops.
Ritchie Marvin of Portland, OR won a gold medal in Category #1: Light Lager during the 2014 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Grand Rapids, MI. Marvin’s Light Lager was chosen as the best among 179 final round entries in the category.Read More
Nathan Smith of San Leandro, CA, member of the Diablo Order of Zymiracle Enthusiasts (DOZE), won a gold medal in Category #1: Light Lager during the 2010 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN. Smith’s Light Lager was chosen as the best among 174 final round entries in the category.Read More