To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legalization of homebrewing in the U.S., we’re sharing a scaled version of the recipe for our American Stout, The Volcanist. Big on roast and dark-chocolate notes with nicely balanced evergreen hop bitterness from Cascade hops, it earned us a bronze medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in the American Stout category. We enjoy it immensely and hope sharing this recipe with you allows you to do the same. Use the blueprint below as a guideline. By no means is it intended to help you clone The Volcanist. Everybody’s equipment and ingredients will vary, but this is a good starting point. If anything, we’d love for our homebrewer fans to brew this once, then tweak it to their liking to create something that is ideal for their palate. We invite you to make it your own and hope you’ll share the results with us via social media or direct emails.

The Volcanist American Stout with homebrew equipment

Style: American Stout


  • Original Gravity: 1.063
  • Final Gravity: 1.009
  • Alcohol-by-Volume: 6.5%
  • Bittering Units: 40
  • Color: Black
  • Boil: 60 minutes
  • Mash Temperature: 150º F
  • Pre-Boil Volume: 7 gallons


Grain Bill Weight Percent
2-Row Pale 3.5 kg 50.7
Munich 0.8 kg 11.6
Crystal (40-50L) 0.3 kg 4.3
Simpsons DRC 0.5 kg 7.2
Pale Chocolate 0.5 kg 7.2
Chocolate 0.5 kg 7.2
Roasted Barley 0.3 kg 4.3
Flaked Oats 0.5 kg 7.2


Hop Bill Weight IBU Timing
Cascade 15 g 13 90 min.
Cascade 30 g 12 20 min.
Cascade 100 g 15 whirlpool


White Labs WLP001 (California Ale Yeast), Wyeast 1056 (American Ale Yeast) or Safale US-05 (American Ale Dry Yeast)

—Recipe courtesy Societe Brewing Company

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