“We played with how cold we could ferment that beer, to get the cleanest, crispest version of an ale, but with a German-ish pilsner hop profile and a prominent malt character that finished dry and refreshing.“ That's how cofounder and head brewer Mike Morrison describes the process of developing this award-winning, easygoing blonde ale.
Here is a homebrew-scale recipe for MadeWest Standard. For more perspective from Morrison on brewing a great light golden ale, see Excellence in the Sublime: Brewing Blonde Ale with MadeWest.
Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%