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Recipe: Incendiary Schwarzbier

This dark German-style lager took home gold from the 2023 World Beer Cup in Nashville, Tennessee, and then went on to impress our blind-review panel. Smooth and easy-drinking, it offers subtly complex roasted malt character and a dry finish.

Adam Goetz Oct 20, 2023 - 3 min read

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When the team at Incendiary in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, gave brewer and quality-control manager Adam Goetz the chance to design a recipe, he knew what he wanted to make. Then it won gold at the 2023 World Beer Cup, and it scored a stellar 99/100 with our blind-review panel.For more from Goetz on the thinking behind this recipe, see Brewer’s Prespective: Gold Medal Schwarzbier with Incendiary.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.047
FG: 1.008
IBUs: 24
ABV: 5.1%

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