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  • Black Lager (Schwarzbier)

    Clear lager character and subtle coffee flavor are the distinguishing characteristics of this dark, yet surprisingly light flavored beer. A refreshing alternative to stouts and porters on a blustery winter day.

    Type: Lager

    Style: Dark Lager

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    8 lbs Pilsen Malt Base
    8 oz Chocolate Malt Roasted, Chocolate
    8 oz Black Malt Roasted, Black
    4 oz Roasted Barley Roasted Barley
    1 oz Hallertau Hops (6% AA) Boil 60 minutes
    1 oz Hallertau Hops (6% AA) Boil 30 minutes
    1 oz Hallertau Hops (6% AA) Boil 5 minutes
    1 vial WLP830 German Lager Yeast


    1. Mash at 150ºF for 45 minutes
    2. Sparge at 170ºF
    3. Knock out at 65ºF
    4. Oxygenate highly

    Primary Fermentation: Ferment at 50-55ºF

    Secondary Fermentation:

    Fermentation Notes:

    Original Gravity: 1.048

    Final Gravity: 1.012

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume:

    IBU: 42

    Color: 70 SRM