Clone Competition!

The Beer

Mariner Afterglow

Mariner Brewing – Afterglow Chestnut Brown Ale

“Basking in the afterglow of a perfect Fall sunset, the end of the day doesn’t mean the end of the experience. Our Chestnut Brown Ale embodies the warmth of the season and leaves you with the feeling of comfort.”

“This Chestnut Brown Ale combines English tradition with West coast taste. A base of Maris Otter malt and sweet chestnuts from Oregon create a rich, smooth mouthfeel and lightly roasted flavour.”

  • ABV: 5.2%
  • FG: 1.01
  • IBU: 20
  • SRM: 20

The Game

Try to brew it! Using the description and specifications listed above, take your best shot at homebrewing a clone. Find some Afterglow at your local liquor store or, better yet, go chat up the folks at Mariner as you get your growler filled! Maybe they’ll provide you with more information on the beer.

The deadline for this competition is Thursday January 24th. Your entry will be judged by Kevin Wilson, brewer at Mariner. He’ll judge your beer based, not on BJCP specs, but on how close your clone is to the original Afterglow in taste, aroma, colour and mouthfeel. This is also an excuse to experiment with an ingredient that you may not have used before: Chestnuts!

The winner will get an opportunity to help out at Mariner Brewing for a day! We’ll also add your recipe to our recipe book in-store.

Please RSVP if you would like to participate.

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