Light hybrid beer is a category of clean, pale-colored ales with reserved malt and hop character. These easy-drinking styles are typically brewed using special ale yeasts at lower temperatures and/or with extended periods of cold conditioning, and often carry lager-like characteristics.
This recipe is courtesy of Fretboard Brewing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jim Klosterman is “Lead Guitar” at Fretboard Brewing Co. His last name is attached to this beer thanks to Fretboard’s collaboration with Klosterman Baking Co., a Cincinnati bakery that supplies bread and buns across the United States. Fretboard collaborates on two styles with Klosterman, a Rye Lager with caraway seed and the Honey Wheat Lager below.
Richard Romanko of East Pittsburgh, PA, member of the Three Rivers Underground Brewers, won a silver medal in Category #1: Pale American Beer with a Cream Ale during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Romanko’s Cream Ale was chosen as the runner-up entry among 330 entries in the category. Read More
AHA founder Charlie Papazian concocted this red rye beer for his friends' wedding day. The roasted malt quality has just a touch of cocoa, which pairs well with the amber ale's hoppy personality. The harmony of malt and hops ensures a great union!
Every ingredient in a beer should serve a purpose, and sometimes it only takes a a little of this and a bit of that to create a well-balanced, focused beer. Take this easy-drinking blonde ale recipe, for example. Simplicity is the name of the game, using just two types of malt, one type of hop, and yeast. Brewers have options to increase the strength through a sugar addition and to experiment with yeast character. A great recipe for newbies and pros alike!
Atlas Brew Works in Washington D.C. created this hop-forward rye ale that is both fun and aggressive. Using a large amount of specialty malts and three hop varieties, it is sure to get rye ale lovers' attention.
Family Vacation was originally brewed to quench the thirst of locals coming back from a day of skiing and was inspired by a wildly popular Midwestern brewed cream ale. Over the past 5 years, Roadhouse Brewing C. has taken the liberty of adjusting the recipe to ensure it's always crushable!
This American wheat ale from Triton Brewing Company is a 2017 Great American Beer Festival bronze medal winner from Indiana. The golden color, white head and crisp flavor will satisfy any wheat lover's cravings!
Mother Ale is the lightest of Denali Brewing's lineup of signature ales. This blonde ale is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts, hopped with American and European hops and fermented with lager yeast at warm ale temperatures. Why the name Mother Ale? Because these brewers love their mothers!
Kevin Nanzer of Sacramento, CA won a bronze medal in Category 1: Pale American Lager during the 2018 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Portland, OR. Nanzer’s cream ale earned 3rd place among 315 entries in the category.
Contributed by Diego Perrotta, brewmaster at Cerveza Zeppelin, Buenos Aires. An intense golden color with sweet malty notes and herbal, floral hops add complexity to the clean fermentation character.
About Dorada Pampeana
From the article "Dorada Pampeana: Argentina's Blonde" by Marcos Ragoni, featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine: Getting to know a beer style often means digging into the past. But one recent beer style is easy to study beacause it can be traced to a group of homebrewers in South America. That style is Dorada Pampeana, a uniquely Argentinian golden ale that emerged a little over a decade ago near Bueno Aires.
This recipe is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.