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Unwind and Savor the Iconic Flavors of Creature Comforts Classic City Lager

Unwind and Savor the Iconic Flavors of Creature Comforts Classic City Lager

Creature Comforts Classic City Lager


Beer has been a beloved beverage for centuries, bringing people together and providing a sense of comfort and relaxation. Creature Comforts Classic City Lager is a popular brew that captures the essence of a traditional lager with a modern twist. In this article, we will dive into the recipe for this delightful beverage and explore how you can recreate it in the comfort of your own home.


Before we begin, let’s gather all the necessary ingredients:

  • 8 lbs Pilsner Malt
  • 1 lb Vienna Malt
  • 0.5 lb Carafoam Malt
  • 0.25 lb Acidulated Malt
  • 1 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh Hops (3.75% AA)
  • 0.5 oz Saaz Hops (2.9% AA)
  • 1 package Lager Yeast (such as Wyeast 2124 or White Labs WLP830)
  • 1 tsp Irish Moss (optional)
  • 5 gallons of water
  • 3/4 cup of corn sugar (for priming)


  1. Mash:

    1. Heat 3.5 gallons of water to 165°F (74°C).
    2. Add the grains and stir well.
    3. Maintain the mash temperature at 150°F (66°C) for 60 minutes.
    4. Vorlauf until clear wort is obtained.
    5. Drain the wort into the boiling pot.

  2. Boil:

    1. Bring the wort to a boil.
    2. Add the Hallertauer Mittelfrueh hops and boil for 60 minutes.
    3. Add the Saaz hops and Irish Moss (if using) during the last 5 minutes of the boil.

  3. Cooling and Fermentation:

    1. Cool the wort to approximately 50°F (10°C) using a wort chiller or an ice bath.
    2. Transfer the cooled wort to a sanitized fermenter.
    3. Pitch the lager yeast and securely seal the fermenter with an airlock.
    4. Ferment the mixture at 50-55°F (10-13°C) for about 2 weeks or until fermentation activity ceases.
    5. Transfer the beer to a secondary fermenter for another week to allow for further clarity.

  4. Bottling:

    1. Prime the beer with corn sugar by dissolving it in a small amount of boiling water and adding it to the beer.
    2. Bottle the beer in sanitized bottles and cap them tightly.
    3. Store the bottles at room temperature for about 2 weeks to carbonate.
    4. Chill and enjoy!


The Creature Comforts Classic City Lager recipe allows you to create a refreshing and flavorful beer that will satisfy your craving for a classic lager. Whether you are an experienced homebrewer or just starting out, this recipe is a great way to learn more about the brewing process and create a tasty beverage to share with friends and family. So why not give it a try and add a little comfort to your life?


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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