Light Hybrid Beer Beer Recipes

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.

American Wheat or Rye

Klosterman

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This beer recipe is featured in the November/December 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

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.

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Cream Ale

“Cream Corn” Cream Ale

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Homebrewers Association

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

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American Wheat or Rye

Choco Red Rye Wedding Ale

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Homebrewers Association

This beer recipe is featured in the November/December 2016 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

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!

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Blonde Ale

Trans-Atlantic Blonde Ale

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Official homebrew recipe for Big Brew 2019 (May 4, 2019).

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!

This beer recipe is featured in Simple Homebrewing by Denny Conn and Drew Beechum.

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American Wheat or Rye

Atlas Brew Works Rowdy Rye Ale

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Homebrewers Association

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.

This homebrew recipe is featured in 51 Craft Beer Clone Recipes 2019. Find out what recipe was featured for your state!

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Cream Ale

Roadhouse Brewing Co. Family Vacation Cream Ale

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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 homebrew recipe is featured in 51 Craft Beer Clone Recipes 2019. Find out what recipe was featured for your state!

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American Wheat or Rye

Triton Brewing Co. Fieldhouse Wheat

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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!

This homebrew recipe is featured in 51 Craft Beer Clone Recipes 2019. Find out what recipe was featured for your state!

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Blonde Ale

Denali Brewing Co. Mother Ale Blonde

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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!

This homebrew recipe is featured in 51 Craft Beer Clone Recipes 2019. Find out what recipe was featured for your state!

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Blonde Ale

Dorada Pampeana Estilo Cerveza Zeppelin

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Homebrewers Association

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.

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