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Simple Cream Ale

Ale and lager yeast strains combine to create a clean, crisp, light American lager-style ale.

Type: Ale

Style: Cream Ale

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: Extract only

Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
6.6 lbs CBW® Golden Light LME Extract, LME
0.75 lb Corn Sugar
0.75 oz Cascade (5.0% AA hop) 60 min boil
0.5 oz Cascade (5.0% AA hop) 20 min boil
1 vial WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend
1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient 10 min boil


  1. Bring water to boil
  2. Remove from heat, add extract, sugar, and first hop addition
  3. Boil 40 minutes, add final hop addition
  4. Boil 20 minutes
  5. Cool to 66ºF, oxygenate wort
  6. Pitch 1 vial WLP080 Cream Ale Yeast Blend

Primary Fermentation: 1-2 weeks at 66ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 2-4 weeks

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition or force carbonate

Original Gravity: 1.052º Plato

Final Gravity: 1.011º Plato

Alcohol by Weight: 4.3%

Alcohol by Volume: 5.3%

IBU: 16

Color: 7º Lovibond


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