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A Bold and Hoppy Lager: Bergsteiger’s India Pale Recipe

A Bold and Hoppy Lager: Bergsteiger’s India Pale Recipe

The Perfect Indian Pale Lager for Beer Lovers

Are you a beer lover always eager to try new craft beers? If so, then you must try making Bergsteiger India Pale Lager at home. This recipe is going to be an instant hit with all the beer enthusiasts in your friend circle.

What is India Pale Lager?

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s discuss a bit about Indian Pale Lagers. An India Pale Lager is a beverage that has the crispness of lager and the bitterness of an India Pale Ale. It is a hybrid of both styles and has become a popular choice among craft beer lovers.

Preparing the Ingredients

Now let’s look at the ingredients you’ll need to make this refreshing drink. This recipe is for a five-gallon batch of beer.

  • 7 pounds of Pilsner Malt
  • 1 pound of Vienna Malt
  • 1 pound of Munich Malt
  • 1 pound of Flaked Maize
  • 2 ounces of Magnum Hops
  • 1 ounce of Citra Hops
  • 1 ounce of Mosaic Hops
  • 1 packet of Dry Lager Yeast
  • 4 ounces of Corn Sugar (For Priming)

The Method

Let’s take a look at the method of brewing Bergsteiger India Pale Lager.

  1. Mash the malted grains in strike water at 152° F for an hour. Then, sparge the grains to get all the sugars extracted.
  2. Boil the wort for sixty minutes. After forty minutes, add the Magnum hops to get the bitterness you desire.
  3. After the sixty-minute boil, cool the wort to 50-55° F. Then add in the yeast starter that you previously prepared.
  4. After the first fourteen days, add the remaining hops, which will provide a lovely aroma to your beer.
  5. After fermentation is complete, bottle or keg your India Pale Lager and let it rest for two weeks before drinking it.

The Final Outcome

After two weeks, you will have a refreshing Bergsteiger India Pale Lager to enjoy with your friends. It will have a light golden color with a clean head. This brew is a perfect match with spicy Indian food or any other hearty meal.

In Conclusion

Brewing your India Pale Lager can seem like a daunting task at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s like creating your unique piece of art. So, go ahead and give this recipe a try, and you shall not regret it. Happy Brewing!


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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