Mexican Lager

Playa Azul #2

Well, the timing of this beer is slightly odd since summer is over and it’s getting rainy and hold her in Portland. Mexican lagers have been my go to beer all summer and now that my favorite isn’t being brewed anymore (Pelican Pelicano) I wanted to brew something in this style to have on tap. This is the 2nd Mexican lager of the year with the 1st edition being more like Negro Modelo and this beer is a pale mexican lager in the Pacifico vein. The recipe is pretty standard for a mexican lager but I did sub the malt made over in central oregon (the pilsner and vienna) and just a little bit of Simcoe in the whirlpool as I had just a little needing to be used.

OG: 1.045
FG: 1.011
ABV: 4.5%
Mash: 148
Fermentation temp: 55 deg.

Grist: Petlon Pilsner, Breiss Pilsen, Flaked Corn, Vanora Vienna, Acidulated Malt

Hops: Nugget, Saphir, Simcoe

Yeast : Imperial L17 – Harvest

Just tapped this beer and so far so good. Still a touch hazy but no too much lagering has been done yet so no surprise there. It has a nice corn/malt flavor come through and the hops give a little bit of fruitness. Thinking in a few weeks this one will a perfect session beer.

Update: Well, I went on a little bit of a hiatus from the blog and never got to do tasting notes for this beer. This one ended up really great though, one of my favorite homebrews in recent memory. It was crisp, clean with a little bit of fruitiness. I’ll be bringing this one back for summer of 2018.

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