‘Whole Lot of Rosé’ Beer Recipe

This “crushable” type of beer is perfect for relaxing in the summer sun or cooling off after a day of yardwork.

| August/September 2020

Photo by Adobe Stock/David Tran

If you don’t have access to wine grape juice, you can use supermarket grape juice instead.

Yield: 5 gallons.


  • Malts (for an OG of 1.044 and an SRM of 5)
  • 3 pounds Pilsner malt
  • 1 pound flaked maize
  • 3 pounds Pilsner liquid malt extract
  • Hops (for 20 IBU)
  • 1 ounce 5 percent alpha acid ‘Willamette’ hops, or hops of your choice
  • YEAST (for an FG of 1.009 and 4.5 percent ABV, around 5 percent with the fruits added)
  • Wyeast 1056 (American Ale) or WLP001 (California Ale) yeast
  • 2 quarts yeast starter
  • Fruit
  • 1 quart grape juice (at SG of about 1.046)
  • 1 pound raspberry purée


  • 5 ounces corn sugar


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