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Recipe: To Cascadia! American Black Ale

This old-school Cascadian dark ale embraces piney Chinook hops in Sasquatchian proportions. Don’t worry about the IBUs—this should end up relatively balanced, with enough malt and hop flavors and aroma to provide depth for the bitterness.

Annie Johnson Nov 26, 2021 - 3 min read

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For more on tackling this style with partial-mash and extract brewing, see No Rests for the Wicked: American Black Ale, Extracted.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.070
FG: 1.017
IBUs: 100+
ABV: 7.2%

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Annie Johnson is an experienced R&D brewer, IT specialist, and national beer judge. Her awards include 2013 American Homebrewer of the Year honors.