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Recipe: Otherlands Haładuda Specjal

With thanks to Ben Howe and Karolina Lobrow, cofounders of Otherlands Beer in Bellingham, Washington, here’s a recipe for their take on a Polish pilsner—one of our Best 20 Beers in 2022.

Ben Howe Feb 7, 2023 - 4 min read

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Otherlands cofounder and brewer Ben Howe says this beer is “dedicated to the family matriarch, Babcia, and all the Haładuda ladies.” The light yet characterful pilsner includes Polish and Czech hops, Czech malt, and a decoction mash. Howe says it is “deeply inspired” by the Lojko Polish Lager from Notch Brewing in Salem, Massachusetts, as well as Wayfinder’s Czech-style pilsner, CZAF, in Portland, Oregon.

For more on why we loved Haładuda Specjal, see our Best 20 Beers in 2022. For more about Otherlands, see Case Study: Otherlands Embraces Lager & Hospitality in the Craft Beer & Brewing Brewing Industry Guide.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.043
FG: 1.010
IBUs: 40-ish
ABV: 4.4%

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