Brewer's Best® Recipes
Each kit makes 5 gallons of beer
(approx. 53-12 oz. glasses)
Our Premium Recipe all-malt ingredient kits are big in taste and bold in flavor, not for the weak of heart! These higher alcohol kits come complete with all the ingredients and step-by-step instructions to brew 5 gallons of beer.
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This Strong Ale recipe creates a copper-brown color from the generous, yet diverse, liquid malt extract addition. Dark brown soft candi sugar contributes robust and unique flavors commonly found in Belgian Style ales. The high gravity is balanced with clean bittering and spicy aromas that round out this complex ale.
IBUs: 25 - 30 ABV: 7.32% - 8.3% Difficulty: Easy
We are keeping to Belgian tradition by crafting a strong golden ale using only pilsner malt and authentic Belgian style candi sugars. The dry finish and light body create a canvas to showcase subtle fruit notes and moderate yeast spiciness commonly found in this style. Finishing off with predominant Belgian Lace, this ale is flavorful, refreshing and complete.
IBUs: 28 - 32 ABV: 7.5% - 8.0% Difficulty: Easy
A generous hops schedule and soft Belgian Candi Sugar combine to create this modern style ale Brewer's Best®. Belgian IPA includes that trademark spiciness familiar to Belgian Style Ales along with the piney, herbal and slight citrus flavors of an American IPA. The result is a complex flavor combination that adds depth and outstanding character to this unique style of ale.
IBUs: 45 - 48 ABV: 5.5% - 6.0% Difficulty: Intermediate
Our Tripel contains one pound of light Belgian candi sugar to create a high gravity beer that is golden in color with a creamy, white head. This kit has plenty of dried malt extract and specialty grains to accent its complexity. The hops create a mild, spicy character.
IBUs: 24 - 30 ABV: 8.5% - 9.0% Difficulty: Easy
The American Style India Black Ale, also known as Cascadian Dark Ale, balances moderate roast character with medium-high hop bitterness. Briess Special Dark extract, Victory® and 80L malt provide a moderate degree of caramel malt character. The distinct citrus, grapefruit and slight pine characteristics of the hops complement the roasted malt flavor and aroma of this Black IPA creating all the attributes you would expect in an American Style IPA
IBUs: 80- 85 ABV: 5.5% - 6.0% Difficulty: Easy
Our Blueberry Honey Ale presents a thick, white head with an aroma of luscious blueberries. Light-bodied, and finishing with a touch of honey sweetness, this brew is a treat for any time of day.
IBUs:16 - 19 ABV: 5.2% - 5.7% Difficulty: Easy
Deep brown in color with a dark roasted coffee nose giving way to intense fl avors of chocolate, coffee and a slight roasty note. Medium hop bitterness brings pleasurable balance to this dark ale, making it a brew to be enjoyed at any time of the day. A classic porter - rich and robust with a Java twist.
IBUs: 30 - 34 ABV: 5.1% - 5.6% Difficulty: Easy
This high gravity ale has an upfront and dominant hop profile. The aromas of citrus and slight pine from the complex hop flavors are perfectly presented on a medium-light body background. A golden hue and white frothy head help to round out this Imperial Ale.
IBUs:100+ ABV: 7.8% - 8.3% Difficulty: Easy
Gose (pronounced goes-uh) is a historical beer style that has exploded back into the craft beer scene. Brewed for over a millennium, Gose is a tart wheat ale with background notes of coriander and salt. Pilsner and wheat malt account for the base beer. The briny flavors come from a small addition of Mediterranean Sea Salt and the fruitiness is derived from a pinch of coriander. This is a bright, crisp beer with slight sourness and a very refreshing flavor.
IBUs: 6- 10 ABV: 4.2% - 4.7% Difficulty: Easy
Grapefruit peel and generous amounts of hops deliver a bouquet of floral and citrus aromas. A small addition of imported specialty malt brings balance while the natural grapefruit flavoring takes your senses to a tropical paradise.
IBUs:45 - 49 ABV: 5.6% - 6.1% Difficulty: Easy
Refreshing yet flavorful, this Honey Brown Ale yields a malty sweet profile, finishing crisp and almost lager-like, while the selected hops create a light bitterness for balance. This beer is a perfect choice any time of the year. Enjoy!
IBUs:19 - 23 ABV: 4.7% - 5.2% Difficulty: Easy
This recipe produces a malty, high-gravity, full-bodied version of this easy drinking, well-rounded beer style. Golden in color, Imperial Blonde Ale uses the lightest malt extract available and a unique balance of domestic and imported hops. A great recipe if you like big blondes!
IBUs:26 - 30 ABV: 7.0% - 8.0% Difficulty: Easy
A rich, complex high-gravity specialty ale. It’s a fullbodied brew with plenty of hop character to balance this Imperial-style Brown Ale. The slight caramel and chocolate flavors are followed by a nutty aftertaste. Includes premium Safale S-04 yeast.
IBUs:47 - 50 ABV: 6.75% - 7.75% Difficulty: Easy
Perfected on the West Coast and we are proud to create an extract version of this beer style for the homebrewer. This beer is very big, very hoppy and somewhat arrogant. Use your homebrewing skills to make the most of this recipe!
IBUs: 65 - 69 ABV: 8.0% - 8.5% Difficulty: Easy
A unique ale that presents a deep amber hue with lasting head retention that laces the glass. Pronounced citrus and tropical fruit flavors from the specially selected hops are followed by a spicy rye characteristic. Subtly sweet, hints of caramel and bread crust round out this hybrid IPA.
IBUs: 60 - 66 ABV: 4.6% - 5.1% Difficulty: Easy
A medium-full bodied ale, rich and toasty in flavor. Victory® malt combines with the flaked brewers oatmeal to offer a nutty yet silky character. Dark chocolate barley adds an impression of roasted coffee. 2-row malt is included to aid in converting the oats’ starches into fermentable sugars. The selected yeast will yield a fermentation that leaves a slightly sweet character.
IBUs: 28 - 38 ABV: 5.5% - 6.0% Difficulty: Intermediate
Using select Pacific Northwest hops, we’ve crafted a West Coast style IPA that’s big on flavor. A hardy bitterness at the start and late kettle additions create an ale that’s bursting in tropical and citrus tones,
while the medium-light maltiness pulls it all together
IBUs: 63 - 67 ABV: 5.6% - 6.1% Difficulty: Easy
Our Passion Fruit Gose is a tart wheat ale with background notes of coriander and salt. Pilsner and wheat malt account for the base beer and the addition of natural passion fruit flavoring complements its already slight fruitiness. This is a bright, crisp beer with light sourness and a very refreshing flavor.
IBUs: 6 - 10 ABV: 4.2% - 4.7% Difficulty: Easy
This full-bodied dark brew has an intense roast flavor with a huge malt influence. The hop bitterness is offset by a touch of sweetness from the big malt character. Give this beer some time to mature and consider using an oak alternative for added complexity.
IBUs: 35 - 40 ABV: 7.75% - 8.25% Difficulty: Easy
This easy drinking Session IPA is packed with all the flavors that you desire from an IPA while providing a “sessionable” alcohol level. Whether you’re hanging with friends or just kicking back after a hard day’s work, this brew is sure to quench your thirst throughout the day.
IBUs:44 - 49 ABV: 3.6% - 4.1% Difficulty: Easy
Dark brown in color, this rich, full-bodied ale is smooth with chocolate and coffee-like overtones. Smoked malt imparts a complex, pleasant aroma and flavor with a balanced and subtle hop finish.
IBUs: 30 - 36 ABV: 5.75% - 6.25% Difficulty: Intermediate
We use biscuit malt, lactose and natural coconut flavoring to create an ale that is light bodied and sweet like a slice of coconut cream pie. This
flavorful brew will quench your thirst and take care of that sweet tooth all in one sip.
IBUs:10 - 14 ABV: 4.4% - 4.6% Difficulty: Easy
Specially selected dark malt extracts and specialty grains combine to release a delightful bouquet of chocolate and roast. We have included a package of genuine whisky barrel oak chips to impart flavors of oak and whisky.
IBUs: 35 - 38 ABV: 5.5% - 6.0% Difficulty: Intermediate
We’ve brought together the flavors of a Belgian Witbier and an American IPA. Soft Belgian candi sugar combines with caramel and wheat malts
offering a crisp, dry mouth-feel, while the hops, selected for their fruity flavor and aroma, create a delicious IPA finish.
IBUs: 43 - 48 ABV: 5.3% - 5.9% Difficulty: Easy
A classic white ale brewed with wheat, barley, orange peel and coriander. It is lightly hopped and fermented with Safbrew WB-06 resulting in a fruity, spicy, refreshing beer with a dry finish.
IBUs: 12 - 16 ABV: 4.5% - 4.75% Difficulty: Intermediate
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