A beautiful looking amber ale. Medium body with plenty of malt characteristics including the flavor of caramel malt. Hop flavor and aroma are also apparent, but the beer is not extremely bitter. Three different types of hops are used to achieve a moderately assertive hop character, which balances the caramel malt's sweetness. The effect is both complex and satisfying. A good example of many beers from popular microbreweries.
Style: American Amber Ale
Amber Ale (Ultimate Amber)
This recipe kit is one of our top ten best-sellers, with an inviting red-amber color with a rich white head. This recipe is stronger in every way than our regular amber ale kit. Our Ultimate Series recipes push the boundaries of the style. Ultimate Amber Ale is very popular with any group of beer drinkers; a medium-bodied beer with assertive hop characteristics and plenty of toasted malt and caramel malt flavor. This recipe uses a combination of British and American hops for flavor and aroma. Alcohol content is boosted without adding heavy body.
Style: American Amber Ale
Do you like Magic Hat Number 9 Ale?
The secret to that famous microbrewed ale is Apricot, and we've been eager to introduce our own version. This is a relatively straightforward American-style Pale Ale with a modest hop profile, with the addition of three pounds of seedless apricots PLUS natural apricot flavor extract. Those extra ingredients don't make this recipe any harder to brew, and the results are worth a few extra bucks!
Style: Fruit Style Beer
This new style is a variation on the "Pale Ale" theme, made popular by microbreweries and brewpubs. The body and color are lighter than British pale ales, which tend towards full body and amber color. Blond ale's hop bitterness is reduced, but it still has the generous hop flavor and aroma of an IPA. This beer is easy to drink; Blond Ale has been quite popular since we introduced it in 1999. A great hot weather beer, or for any time you want a lighter beer which has interesting flavor and aroma.
Style: American Blond Ale
Do you like Samuel Adam's Boston Ale?
This recipe kit is our version of the most famous microbrewed ale in America. Our version of Boston Ale is stylistically similar to a British pale ale, but it uses lots of noble German hops for flavor and aroma. The flavor of hops is complimented by medium-bodied maltiness with a touch of caramel sweetness in the finish.
Style: American Microbrewery-style Ale
Brown Ale (American)
This recipe kit makes a brown ale in the tradition of many fine American microbreweries. The beer has deep brown color, medium body, and lots of flavor. American Brown Ale is a moderately malty beer, with the flavor and aroma of hops from the American northwest to add complexity. There are a range of malt flavors, including toasted malt, caramel malt and chocolate roasted malt, but there is much less malt sweetness compared to the English style brown ales. Overall, a nice ale which has real character without heavy body.
Style: American Brown Ale
Chocolate Orange Brown Ale
Ale brewed with chocolate and orange peel. Pours a deep brown hue. Aromas and flavors of chocolate and orange on the palate. Like a chocolate-orange liqueur candy with slight coffee notes.
Style: Brown Ale
Do you love Canadian beers like Molson or Labatt?
Canadian Ales like this one are also known as Cream Ales. Cream ales don't contain any actual cream. They're light golden colored, with a delicate body and a touch more hops than the big American beers. You'll appreciate this beer if you like good beer and your friends drink commercial beer, this recipe bridges the gap.
Style: Cream Ale
Hazelnut Brown Ale
This is an exceptionally malty brown ale, made with a blend of dark roasted male, special light roasted malt, and crystal malts. The hop level is kept low to allow for the addition of natural hazelnut flavor. The hazelnut not only adds characteristic "nuttiness," it's also quite aromatic and complex on the tongue, a property that's best enjoyed against a very mild hop profile.
Style: Specialty Brown Ale
Hopfest Brown Ale
Do you like Pete's Wicked Ale? This is our version of a justifiably popular microbrew. Our "Assateague's Awesome Ale" recipe kit is a little bit hard to categorize: you could think of it as either a "Dark IPA" or a "Strong Brown Ale." The beer is brown in color, but has the high hop flavor and aroma of a pale ale or IPA. The crisp hop bitterness is derived from generous portions of Northwestern US hops, with German and English hops also present in the mix. There's also plenty of malt for body and strength, and a blend of specialty grains for color and aroma.
Style: American Seasonal Brown Ale
Imperial Red Ale
Big, bold, and delicious. The head of this massively malty brew never looked so good. This malty, heavily hopped American-style Imperial Red Ale recipe is loaded with enough citrusy Northwest hops to keep any hop head happy while delivering boatloads of big chewy malt. Our all-grain version of this recipe has more than 15 lbs of grain and a generous dose of hops.
Style: Red Ale
Rye Pale Ale
Also known as RyePA, A huge dosing of rye malts lets the hop character really shine in this terrific beer. This is a brew made with a single variety of hop to highlight the the citrusy flavor against the grassy nature of the rye grain. It's a nice change from the everyday IPA.
Smoked Imperial Red Ale
The aroma and flavor imparted by the smoked mesquite malt gives this ale a complex character. Strong in body and in alcohol, this red ale is a great choice for pairing with barbecued meats or as a pleasant companion to an evening cigar.
Everyone loves this style, but we had a tough time replicating it. Real strawberries added to blond ale were messy and lacked enough "punch" to effect the flavor, and regular strawberry extracts tasted very fake - or they tasted like the wrong thing. Finally we found a great natural strawberry extract that did the job, just remember to refrigerate it (along with the yeast) when it arrives. This is a golden-colored beer with a hint of pink, and the hops are present but toned-down to allow strawberries to shine through.
Style: Specialty Fruit Beer
Color: Golden with a hint of rose tint
Strong Ale (American)
Do you like Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale?
We know this beer has a lot of fans, so we put together this recipe as a special tribute. This is a big beer - stronger than all but the craziest Imperial Ales. The darker color and maltier texture are derived from a combination of crystal malt, chocolate malt, honey malt, and special roasted malt. With more than 6 ounces of hops, the recipe has plenty of bite, with heady aroma from generous dry hopping.
Style: American Strong Ale
White House Honey Ale
A recipe made famous by being brewed in the White House, our honey ale blends honey with American grains and UK hops for a simple satisfying brew.