New commercial beer clone guide includes homebrew recipe for Fossil Cove’s La Brea Brown

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Local homebrewers can take a stab at brewing one of Fayetteville’s most well-known commercial beers.

The American Homebrewers Association today announced the release of its inaugural 50-State Commercial Beer Clone Recipes Guide, which includes a recipe for Fossil Cove Brewing’s La Brea Brown.

Note: The website doesn’t include instructions for the coriander addition, but we reached out to Fossil Cove and they told us it’s a 0.4-ounce addition at flameout (end of boil).

The AHA compiled the list, which features recipes scaled down to 5- to 10-gallon batches, with guidance from breweries across the country.

“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 AHA director Gary Glass. “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.”

The list includes recipes for some world-famous beer like Pliney the Elder from Russian River Brewing Co. (California), Alpha King from 3 Floyds Brewing Co. (Indiana), Two Hearted Ale from Bell’s Brewery (Michigan) and Focal Banger from The Alchemist (Vermont).

Nearby state recipes include clones for Tank 7 from Boulevard Brewing Co. (Missouri), Hoptometrist from Roughtail Brewing Co. (Oklahoma), Pecan Porter from 512 Brewing Co. (Texas), Korova Cream Stout from Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. (Louisiana), Southern Hopspitality from Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. (Mississippi) and On-Sight Alt from Hutton and Smith Brewing Co. (Tennessee).

“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.

» See the full list of 50-state recipes