Coffee Cream Ale All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
Here at Northern Brewer we are coffee fanatics (we always have cold press on nitro in our break area) and we also love beer. Yes, we know its been done before, but we firmly believe that coffee has a place in an otherwise humble Cream Ale. A modest addition of coffee beans create gentle yet intriguing flavors of dark chocolate, slight roast and a hint of caramel, all without adding the characteristic dark coffee color. Traditional base malts help to create a smooth mouthfeel, and is superbly balanced with just enough hop bitterness and flavor to achieve beer harmony. Normally reserved for stouts and porters, coffee adds a delicious and unexpected twist to this unorthodox Cream Ale recipe. Truly, this is a paradox waiting to be brewed.
- Style: Cream Ale
- Fermentation Range: 60-72°F
- OG: 1.048
- SRM: 5
- IBUs: 18
- ABV: 4.6%
- Clean Malt Base
- Medium-Light Body
- Noticeable Coffee Flavor
- Low Bitterness
- Dry Finish
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale,Hybrid Beers|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Great beer. I’m going to brew again with some oats for added mouthfeel and maybe some vanilla in the secondary. I used all the coffee (VERY course grind) for one week secondary and it has a great flavor.
I just bottled this last night and it tastes awesome. I used the full packet of coffee beans. I thought it would change the color a lot more than it did, it still looks like a cream ale, and they are correct, a very pronounced coffee flavor. I did not do a secondary, I just dumped the ground beans in primary after fermentation was done and left for an additional 2 weeks. I used US-05 yeast, mashed at 152, a very easy beer to brew.