Brewer's Best® Recipes

 

Each kit makes 5 gallons of beer

(approx. 53-12 oz. glasses)

Premium Recipes

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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Belgian Dark Strong

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
Belgian Golden Ale

We are keeping to Belgian tradition by crafting a strong golden ale using only pilsner malt and authentic Belgian style candi sugars. The dry fi nish 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 fl avorful, refreshing and complete.

 

IBUs: 28 - 32 ABV: 7.5% - 8.0% Difficulty: Easy
Belgian IPA

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
Belgian Tripel

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
Coffee Porter

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
Double IPA

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
Imperial Blonde Ale

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
Imperial Nut Brown

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
Imperial Pale Ale

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
Black IPA

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
Oatmeal Stout (S)

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
Russian Imperial Stout

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
Smoked Porter

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
Whisky Barrel Stout

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
Witbier (S)

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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(S) = Steep-to-Convert

(L) = Lager