Petite Lager

Scratch Series



  • Scratch Series:
    • 470
  • Malt:
    • Flaked Corn, Pilsner Malt
  • Hops:
    • Hallertau Tradition
  • Dry Hops:
    • Citra, Saaz
  • Yeast:
    • Mexican Lager

For Scratch #470 Petite Lager, we aimed for a lower ABV with nuanced flavors. Starting with a simple grain bill of pilsner malt, we incorporated flaked corn to lend a subtle sweetness while keeping the body crisp and dry. We fermented with Mexican lager yeast and added fresh wort near the end of fermentation, a process called Krausening. This secondary fermentation imparts subtle fruity esters to the smooth malt backbone and adds natural carbonation. A round of light dry-hopping with Saaz and Citra lends notes of lemon rind and bright citrus atop the pale malt flavors. It’s tiny and tasty at the same time.