Sean from Manitoba had sent us hops from his neck of the woods and we explored them in a SMaSH beer comparison format. Then, he sent over his house recipe that calls for the same hops. Since we wanted to learn more, we brewed this Canadian Cascade Blonde Ale. Check out this video to get all the details.

The Recipe

The actual name for this beer is Bombastic Blonde Ale. He sent over the top line details and I brewed it based on my system and my idea of the final product.


7 pounds, 13 ounces (3.54 kg) of US 2-row Pale Malt
2 pounds, 3 ounces (1 kg) of Golden Promise Malt


0.5 ounces (14 g) of Canadian Cascade hops – First Wort Hopping
1 ounce (28 g) of Canadian Cascade hops at 10 minutes to go in the boil
1 ounce (28 g) of Canadian Cascade hops at Flameout

Added 1 Whirfloc tablet and a pinch of yeast nutrient at 10 minutes to go in the boil

Yeast: A repitch of Cosmic Punch from the parti gyle beer.

Mashed for 60 minutes at 152°F (66.7°C) and boiled for 1 hour.

Our Canadian Cascade Blonde Ale Review

All right – let’s start with the look. Sean calls for pristine clarity in his beer. Let’s just say that I am not sure the Cosmic Punch is going to allow it. Maybe in a few weeks it will clear up, but for right now, it’s hazy.

It has a nice color and I have read the Golden Promise does make for an orange juice looking beer. It gives me an idea or two for an experiment or comparison of some sort.

The aroma had some fruity notes but not citrus ones. We came to expect that the Canadian grown hops would express themselves differently. The flavor had Juicy Fruit gum essence and some hints to a lemon lime taste. The malts melded well with the hop flavors.

Overall, this beer is pretty bombastic. Thanks for the Canadian Cascade blonde ale recipe, Sean. It’s gonna taste great over the next few weeks.