Homestead 740 Lager

From the brewers:

We feel an amazing sense of pride at being a part of Licking County – we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to so many people here. Not only the awesome people who drink and love our beer, but also our local government officials and workers who keep the community working day-to-day and the tradespeople who helped us build our brewery. Without any of you, none of this would be possible.

This beer is dedicated to all of us – the folks who live in the 740 now and lived here in the past and make this place so special.

Before Prohibition there was a beer style called “American Premium Lager”. It was created by German immigrants who ran so many of the local breweries, especially here in Ohio. They had moved to this country and were starting a new life, becoming a vital piece of their adopted town’s culture and social life. They brought with them the taste for a hoppy, high test lager unlike anything being produced in America at the time. Without access to the classic German ingredients to make those beers, they got to work creating a substitute with the ingredients they could get. They quickly settled on a mixture of corn and the stouter version of barley grown in American called 6-Row.

Even though it was more expensive, they combined the corn with the barley to create that crisp, clean lager they craved.

We’ve done our best to recreate a beer using those same techniques and ingredients our predecessors were using nearly 100 years ago. We combined corn, 6-Row, American hops and a European Pilsner yeast to create this ode to our new home. The corn provides an unusual sweetness to offset the grainy 6-Row while the hops give a mild bittering backdrop to a subtle German nose. At 5.1% ABV it’s an easy, back porch kind of beer – perfect for the back porch lifestyle we enjoy in the 740.

Sometimes, the best way to say thank you is with beer – so ….

Thank You.

Adam and Kevin