December 10, 2017

Administrator Cream Ale

Admin Ale Label
Around this time of year, as tradition dictates, Safy and myself brew a beer for our work’s holiday party in order to give it as a gift to USAID’s Administrator.

This year we chose to brew a Cream Ale since not only would it be a good pun on his name, Mark Green, but also as an ode to his home state of Wisconsin where dairy is a major industry and a Cream Ale is a popular beer.

We loosely based the recipe off of the Mad Fermentationist’s Aroumatic Cream Ale Recipe. We did however go in a very different direction with our hops.


11-11-2017 Brewed in Beautiful Bloomingdale, Washington DC @ Rory’s With: Safy, Cricket, and Spoon OG: 1.044 on 11/11 FG: 1.004 on 12/09 ABV: 5.25%


  • 5.5 lbs 2 Row
  • 2 lbs Pale Malt
  • 0.5 lb flaked barely
  • 0.5 lb cara pils
  • 1 lb flaked corn
  • WLP 007 - White Labs Dry English Ale


7 gallons of DC Tap @ 153°F for a 70 minute Sac. Rest


Mashed out at 170°F and spargared ~170°F


Boiled for 90 Minutes:

  • 1 oz Cascade @ 15 minutes
  • 1 oz Liberty @ 5 Minutes
  • 1 oz Summit @ 0 Minutes
  • 1 oz Cascade Dry Hop

Yeast Pitch

At 72°F

Primary Fermentation

Around 68°F

Secondary Fermentation

Dry Hopped with 1 oz Cascade Hops @68