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Cream Ale #7 – “Memorial Day Beer”

Posted by Maggie on June 1, 2010

This is what I served at our Memorial Day party.  It was very well-liked.  Every last bottle was drunk.  This is for a 3 gallon batch (about 30 beers).

  • Specialty Malts:  .5 lb. Belgian Pale Ale, .25 lb. Crystal 40, .25 lb. Caravienna
  • 3.5 lbs. Pilsen DME
  • Hops: 1 oz. Fuggle at 60 minutes, .5 oz. Hallertaur at 10 minutes
  • Yeast:  Cream Ale Blend, White Labs WLP080

This is a medium bodied, flavorful but not bitter, sienna colored beer.  It was in primary fermentation for just shy of 2 weeks and in the bottle for three weeks before the party.  I used 3.5 oz. of priming sugar which gave it a nice level of carbonation.

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