• 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide

Pro-Brewery Recipe Clones for Homebrewers

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 homebrew batches, after reaching out to 50 breweries nationwide — 1 from each of the 50 states.

“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.”

50 Commercial Clone Beers

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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 Brewing Co., based in Santa Rosa, Calif., to Two Hearted Ale — which dethroned Pliny the Elder in 2017 — made by Bell’s Brewery, based in Comstock, Mich., many beloved beers, both established and up-and-coming, are listed in the commercial beer recipes guide.

  • ARIZONA | Historic Brewing Co. | The Deer Lord (German-Style Altbier)
  • ARKANSAS | Fossil Cove Brewing Co. | La Brea Brown (Belgian-Style Brown Ale)
  • CALIFORNIA | Russian River Brewing Co. | Pliny the Elder (India Pale Ale)
  • COLORADO | Left Hand Brewing Co. | Milk Stout (Milk Stout)
  • CONNECTICUT | Back East Brewing Co. | Porter (Brown Porter)
  • DELAWARE | Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales | Raison D’Etre (Belgian-Style Brown Ale)
  • HAWAII | Maui Brewing Co. | POG IPA (India Pale Ale)
  • ILLINOIS | Maplewood Brewery & Distillery | Charlatan (American Pale Ale)
  • INDIANA | 3 Floyds Brewing Co. | Alpha King (American Pale Ale)
  • IOWA | Lion Bridge Brewing Co. | Compensation (English Dark Mild)
  • MAINE | Maine Beer Co. | Peeper (American Pale Ale)
  • MARYLAND | Evolution Craft Brewing Co. | Crystal Row (American Strong Ale)
  • MASSACHUSETTS | Spencer Brewery | Trappist Ale (Trappist Ale)
  • MISSOURI | Boulevard Brewing Co. | Tank 7 (Saison)
  • NEBRASKA | Zipline Brewing Co. | NZ IPA (India Pale Ale)
  • NEVADA | Big Dog’s Brewing Co. | Red Hydrant (English-Style Brown Ale)
  • NEW HAMPSHIRE | Moonlight Meadery | Desire (Mead)
  • NEW JERSEY | Flying Fish Brewing Co. | Red Fish (Hoppy Red Ale)
  • NEW MEXICO | Boxing Bear Brewing Co. | The Red Glove (Double Red Ale)
  • NEW YORK | Brooklyn Brewery | Brooklyn Lager (American Amber Lager)
  • NORTH CAROLINA | Lynnwood Grill & Brewing Concern | Drop Bear (American Pale Ale)
  • OKLAHOMA | Roughtail Brewing Co. | Hoptometrist (Double IPA)
  • PENNSYLVANIA | Victory Brewing Co. | Prima Pils (German-Style Pilsner)
  • RHODE ISLAND | Trinity Brewhouse | Red Devils (Belgian Pale Ale)
  • SOUTH CAROLINA | Revelry Brewing Co. | Oh My Darlyn! (Scotch Ale)
  • TENNESSEE | Hutton and Smith Brewing Co. | On-Sight Alt (German-Style Altbier)
  • WISCONSIN | New Glarus Brewing | Belgian Red Ale (Belgian-Style Red Ale)


“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.

American Homebrewers Association

About the American Homebrewers Association

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 and offers the Brew Guru™ mobile app. 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.

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