DetailsOne of the few styles that American brewers can legitimately call their own. This classic beer brings together brisk hop flavor and a coppery golden color to make a refreshing pint that is still flavorful enough to enjoy year-round. Our American Amber features a firm malty base supporting assertive American hops, a reddish-amber hue and a lingering off-white head of foam. Not quite a pale ale and not quite a brown, this well-balanced beer has a smooth and versatile flavor that you'll want to come back to again and again. Try pairing this ale with anything from pizza to seafood.
- Details & Instructions
Beer Style Red / Amber / Brown Ale Origin of Style USA Color Amber Gravity Level Medium
- Customer Q&A
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 1 answerHow do I know what yeast options to choose?BEST ANSWER: I always use US-05 dry yeast for beers like this. Make sure to aerate. I found that letting the cooled wort splash into the fermenter bucket and create a foam is sufficient. Sanitize a flat pasta strainer or similar beforehand, move the foam around like a snow plow and sprinkle the yeast into the now "foamless" area behind it. Go slowly. Often I re-use some trub from a previous batch if it was a low-bitterness and light-colored beer that also had US-05. That method won't need foam movement. If you are a beginner dont re-use yet, then I suggest to go with US-05.
For a good constant splashing I took a 3/4" irrigation T-connection and sawed a gap into the T-leg so it rides on the bucket rim. I stick the siphon hose through the horizontal channel and wedge it in with a sanitized soft plastic tube piece.