Vienna Lager with Andreas Krennmair- BeerSmith Podcast #219

by Brad Smith on July 30, 2020 · 0 comments

Andreas Krennmair joins me this week to discuss his new book on the history of Vienna Lagers.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (47:38)

  • This week my guest is Andreas Krennmair. Andreas is the author of a new book on the history of Vienna Lagers (Amazon affiliate link).
  • We discuss how Andreas got interested in homebrewing, the history of beer and eventually the Vienna Lager style.
  • We discuss the origin of Vienna Lager which can be traced back to a single brewer named Anton Dreher in the 1830’s-1840’s.
  • We discuss how Vienna Lager influenced both Czech and German styles including Marzen.
  • Andreas shares how the beer also jumped across the Atlantic to influence beers in the US and Mexico.
  • We discuss some of the differences between the Vienna Lager styles made today and the historic style.
  • Andreas explains some of the details of making a Vienna lager including the grain bill, hops and yeast to use.
  • We discuss how Vienna lager was traditionally brewed including a decoction mash and aging.
  • Andreas provides his closing tips on making a Vienna lager and describes where to find his blog and book.


Thanks to Andreas Krennmairfor appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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