Love beer? And your nearby brewery? Celebrating local, independent breweries, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—today unveiled its inaugural 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide. The AHA compiled the list, which features recipes scaled down to 5 to 10 gallon batches, after reaching out to breweries nationwide.
“Just about every one of the 1.2 million people in the country who brew their own beer, has considered making a career of brewing,” said Gary Glass, Director, American Homebrewers Association. “Many professional craft brewers got started as homebrewers in their kitchens and backyards—and by sharing these recipes, we are thrilled to spread the love of beer and the art of making it.”
From Pliny the Elder—which was voted the #1 beer in America by the AHA’s members from 2009 to 2016—made by Russian River, based in Santa Rosa, Calif., to Two Hearted Ale—which dethroned Pliny the Elder in 2017—made by Bell’s, based in Comstock, Mich., many beloved beers, both established and up-and-coming, are listed in the commercial beer recipes guide.
“With both the craft beer industry and the hobby of homebrewing continuing to expand nationwide, these recipes offer beer lovers the opportunity to make their favorite local brews at home,” said Glass.
Access the Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide, which features all 50 recipes, here.
The American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 46,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including Homebrew Con and the National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes Zymurgy magazine. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.