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Recipe: Altstadt Lager

For the lager lovers, here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for the beer that won a gold medal for Munich-Style Helles at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival.

Craig Rowan Jun 30, 2022 - 3 min read

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Altstadt Lager, a traditional Munich-style helles, is bright, clean, quaffable, and brewed with 100 percent German malt and hops. Modest hopping serves to balance out slightly sweet malt, while the cool fermentation and lager yeast round out this golden, refreshing brew.

For much more about brewing a great Munich-style helles, see the video course from Altstadt head brewer Craig Rowan.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.045
FG: 1.008
IBUs: 20
ABV: 4.8%

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