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Craft Beer Times | Brew up a fresh batch of La Nouvelle APA with this delicious recipe!

Brew up a fresh batch of La Nouvelle APA with this delicious recipe!

Brew up a fresh batch of La Nouvelle APA with this delicious recipe!

Time for a new beer brew recipe?

Introducing La Nouvelle American Pale Ale

Do you love the taste of a crisp, hoppy ale? Then it’s time to try out La Nouvelle American Pale Ale – a brand new beer recipe that’s sure to become your newest favorite.

This beer is light, refreshing, and packed with flavor. It’s the perfect drink for a hot summer day, or even a cozy winter night. Want to learn how to whip up a batch of La Nouvelle American Pale Ale on your own? Keep reading – we’ll give you a step by step guide.


First up, let’s gather our ingredients. You’ll need:

  • 6 pounds pale malt extract
  • 1 pound Vienna malt
  • 0.5 pound Crystal 60L malt
  • 1 ounce of Centennial hops
  • 1 ounce of Cascade hops
  • 1 package of American Ale yeast
  • 5 ounces of priming sugar


Now, let’s take a look at the steps you’ll need to follow to craft your own La Nouvelle American Pale Ale:

Step 1: Steep the Grains

Begin by placing your crushed Vienna and crystal malts into a steeping bag, and adding it to a large pot of 2.5 gallons of cold water. Bring the water up to 160°F and let the grains steep for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Boil and Add Hops

After 30 minutes, remove the steeping bag and discard it. Bring the pot of water up to a rolling boil, and add 0.75 ounces of Centennial hops. Let it boil for 45 minutes, then add 1 ounce of Cascade hops. Let the pot boil for another 15 minutes.

Step 3: Chill the Wort

Once you’ve finished boiling, remove the pot from heat and let it cool down to 70°F. A good way to do this is to place the pot into an ice bath in your sink.

Step 4: Transfer to Fermenter and Pitch Yeast

When the wort has cooled, transfer it to your fermenter. Add water to the fermenter to bring the total volume to 5 gallons, and pitch your American Ale yeast.

Step 5: Let it Ferment

This step is perhaps the most important – let your beer ferment for 2-3 weeks. Keep it in a cool, dark place, and be patient.

Step 6: Bottle

When fermentation is complete, mix your priming sugar with 2 cups of boiling water and add it to your beer in the fermenter. Gently stir it in, then use a siphon to transfer your beer into bottles.

Step 7: Wait

Now comes the hardest part – waiting for the beer to carbonate. Let your bottled beer sit in a cool, dark place for 10-14 days before chilling and enjoying.

And there you have it!

A step by step guide to making your own delicious, refreshing La Nouvelle American Pale Ale. Don’t hesitate to make adjustments to the recipe to better suit your taste preferences; whether you like a hoppier beer or a lighter beer, you can tailor La Nouvelle to your liking.

Get creative with it – add new hops, try different yeasts. Home brewing beer is a fun and rewarding hobby, and La Nouvelle American Pale Ale is a great place to start experimenting. Cheers!


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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