Unlike traditional Lager, our California Lager is an unrefrigerated lager beer, as has been brewed on the West Coast since the early 1900's, originally by brewers desiring local lager beer, but lacking refrigerated aging equipment. This warm fermentation of a lager yeast beer gave the new California beer a unique flavor, as the lager yeast, normally subdued by cold temperatures, adds its own flavor compounds to the beer when not refrigerated. These yeast flavors mix with the hearty malt and hop flavors to give our California Lager a robust, almost ale-like character. Alcohol: 4.0%, IBU's 37.
Includes 7 lbs. of our blended malt extract, Northern Brewer and other hops, liquid lager yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons of beer with a starting gravity of at least 1.044. Ease of Brewing: Intermediate