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  • Mariposa Pale Ale

    In the heart San Francisco, on Mariposa street, back in 1975, a brewery had the idea to make an American bitter, what soon became American Pale Ale. This is a tribute to the early makers of American Pale Ale, a style that helped resurrect an industry.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Pale Ale

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Staff


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    10 lbs Pale Ale Malt Mash
    0.5 lb Wheat Malt, Red Mash
    0.5 lb Caramel Malt 60L Mash
    0.5 lb Bonlander® Munich Malt Mash
    1 oz Perle Hops (8.2% AAU) 60 min boil
    1 oz Cascade Hops (5.5% AAU) 10 min boil
    2 oz Cascade Hops (5.5% AAU) 5 min boil
    1 pack WLP001 Old Sonoma Ale Yeast Fermenter
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


    1. Bring 3.8 gallons of water to 165ºF.
    2. Mash grains at 152ºF for 1 hour.
    3. Heat 4.25 gallons of 180ºF sparge water in a kettle.
    4. Sparge and collect 6 gallons in kettle; bring to a boil.
    5. Add 1 oz Perle hops.
    6. After 50 minutes, add 1 oz Cascade hops and yeast nutrient.
    7. After 5 minutes, add 2 oz Cascade hops.
    8. Boil 5 more minutes, remove from heat and cool to 70ºF.
    9. Transfer to primary fermenter, and pitch the WLP076 yeast.

    Primary Fermentation: 1 week at 66ºF - 70ºF.

    Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 66ºF - 70ºF.

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate or bottle condition with ¾ cup dissolved priming sugar, and ¼ packet WLP076 yeast for 3-4 weeks.

    Original Gravity: 1.057

    Final Gravity: 1.014

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.7%

    IBU: 50

    Color: 12