Prototype: Dry-Hopped Dortmunder Export
AN AHTANUM AND CHINOOK DRY-HOPPED DORTMUNDER
Germany is a nation of beer styles thrown together by history, and 500km from our new home in Berlin is the city that gave the world Export lager; Dortmund. Will this Prototype make it as a regular fixture at DogTap Berlin? You decide. Brewed at higher gravity than the Helles, this Dortmunder is malt-driven, with a biscuity, bread-crust base lifted by citrus and tropical notes thanks to our twist of dry-hopping with Ahtanum and Chinook.
This style is too good to remain Germany’s secret…
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The Brew Sheet
Alcohol by Volume (a measure of booziness created by the yeast)
International Bitterness Unit (the bitterness of a beer from the hops)
Original Gravity (abbreviated OG) is a measure of the fermentable and unfermentable substances in a beer wort before fermentation. Those substances are often the sugars that will be converted to alcohol during the fermentation process.
Beer styles are the categorisation of beer into easily distinguishable types. When doing this we look at history, colour, carbonation, bitterness, ingredients, mouthfeel… the list goes on
We'd typically use a lightly kilned Base Malt in a beer recipe, then add Speciality malts (sometimes darker, more complex, different flavours) in small quantities to change the overall taste and colour of the beer.
Ahtanum, Cascade, Chinook, Simcoe
Hops are used in loads of ways, and they can give different characteristics to beer such as Aroma and Bitterness– this is why they rock!
water, malted barley, yeast, hops.