Beer Ingredient Kits
Brewers Best Ingredient Kits
Brewer's Best® Recipe Each kit makes 5 gallons of beer!
(approx. 53-12 oz. glasses)
All kits conform to the BJCP Style Guidelines and include all the ingredients with proven recipes to produce prize-winning brews.
Pale Ale malt combined with medium caramel malt creates a rich, copper color. Bitterness is balanced to match the malt character. Smooth clean finish with moderate carbonation level.
IBUs: 29 - 32 ABV: 4.75% - 5.25% Difficulty: Easy
American Cream Ale
An ale version of the American lager style. Clean, light and simple to brew. Faint malt notes with a hint of corn-like presence. An easy drinker.
IBUs: 16 - 18 ABV: 5.25% - 5.75% Difficulty: Easy
This recipe uses the traditional combination of pilsner malt, rice and corn adjuncts. It is light-bodied, refreshing and thirst quenching. A very easy recipe to brew and an excellent entry to craft brewing.
IBUs: 13 - 16 ABV: 4.0% - 4.5% Difficulty: Easy
American Pale Ale
Perhaps the most widely brewed American style ale. Moderately strong hop aroma and bitterness. Pale ale malt base provides deep gold, almost amber, color and medium-bodied mouthfeel.
IBUs: 32 - 36 ABV: 5.0% - 5.5% Difficulty: Easy
American Pale Wheat
This is an easy drinking ale blending the styles of pale ale and wheat beer. The malt bill is based on wheat extract and flaked red wheat and will provide a light copper color and ample head retention. This beer is very drinkable and is most enjoyable fresh, just after bottle conditioning.
IBUs: 31 - 35 ABV: 6.25% - 6.75% Difficulty: Intermediate
A light bodied, effervescent ale with warm malty flavors and a slight orange hue from the steeping grains. Golden Candi Syrup lends a faint caramel sweetness and a hint of fresh plums. The included Belgian style yeast strain completes this farmhouse style ale by contributing a spicy and peppery background.
IBUs: 20 - 25 ABV: 5.25% - 5.75% Difficulty: Intermediate
Continental Pilsner (L)
One of the world’s classic beer styles, this recipe is best enjoyed when lagered. Pilsner malt extract produces a straw color. A dry beer that finishes with ample hop bitterness. This kit includes a lager yeast that will also perform well if fermented at ale temperatures.
IBUs: 28 - 33 ABV: 4.0% - 4.5% Difficulty: Intermediate
Munich and chocolate malts combine to create a darker, maltier version of its lighter counterpart, Weizenbier. Amber-brown in color yet medium-bodied with a slightly sweet, bready flavor. A specialty wheat yeast produces the characteristic phenols found in traditional Weizens.
IBUs: 10 - 13 ABV: 4.75% - 5.25% Difficulty: Easy
English Brown Ale
This medium-bodied brew has a malty character surrounded by a nutty aroma. Crystal malts with a touch of chocolate malt create the brown color balanced by a subdued hop flavor.
IBUs: 21 - 25 ABV: 4.25% - 4.75% Difficulty: Easy
English Pale Ale
A classic English style that yields medium-high bitterness above a foundation of caramel maltiness. Hop character is derived from a heavy bittering addition. This is a well-balanced, drinkable Special Bitter.
IBUs: 30 - 33 ABV: 4.25% - 4.5% Difficulty: Easy
German Oktoberfest (L)
Amber in color with a nice blend of Munich malt and crystal grains. Medium-bodied, malty and finished with a distinct hop flavor. This kit includes a lager yeast that will also perform well if fermented at ale temperatures.
IBUs: 22 - 25 ABV: 5.25% - 5.75% Difficulty: Intermediate
Gluten Free Ale
This Ale is the perfect choice for those looking for a Gluten free beer. The wort is crafted from White Sorghum and Belgian Style syrup and then complemented with an addition of orange and lemon peel. Lightly bitter with undertones of floral and citrus from the hops, this ale is smooth and refreshing. At last, a Gluten free ingredient kit that can be enjoyed by all!
IBUs: 20 - 24 ABV: 4.5% - 5.5% Difficulty: Easy
India Pale Ale
We use plenty of hops to accent this popular style. From the bittering to the flavoring to the aroma hops, we created the perfect balance for this clean, crisp pale ale.
IBUs: 60 - 65 ABV: 5.75% - 6.25% Difficulty: Easy
A dark, roasty, creamy ale. Although nearly black in color, this beer is medium-bodied and finishes dry from the roasted barley addition. Maltodextrin creates a thick, long-lasting head.
IBUs: 35 - 38 ABV: 4.5% - 5.0% Difficulty: Easy
Kölsch is a crisp, clean, easy-drinking ale. It has a straw-yellow hue similar to a pilsner, but is less hoppy, a bit sweeter and uses pale malts and a small amount of wheat. In order to achieve the lager-like characteristics this ale is famous for, we recommend using a liquid Kölsch yeast. Ask your retailer for details.
IBUs: 25 - 28 ABV: 4.25% - 4.75% Difficulty: Easy
Our take on this slightly spicy Belgian favorite pairs fruity ester aromas
reminiscent of citrus fruit with the flavor of mangos. Candi sugar lends
a subtle sweetness while finishing with a refreshing, light-bodied
IBUs: 18 - 23 ABV: 4.8% - 5.3% Difficulty: Easy
Straw in color, our Mexican Cerveza has a crisp, clean flavor profile.
Lightly hopped, with a great balance between malt and bitterness,
while a small dose of lime peel adds a touch of citrus aroma. Thirst
quenching, this brew is best served ice-cold with slice of lemon or lime.
IBUs: 14 - 18 ABV: 4.4% - 4.9% Difficulty: Easy
Bold and black, yet sweet and subtle. This recipe offers all of the chocolate and roasted notes that you would expect from a stout. Addition of Lactose produces a full body, thick, creamy head, and sweet finish.
IBUs: 31 - 34 ABV: 5.0% - 5.5% Difficulty: Easy
A medium-light bodied ale with a deep red hue. Our Red Ale is smooth and easy drinking. Nice balance of caramel malts and specialty grains. Low hop bitterness.
IBUs: 19 - 23 ABV: 5.0% - 5.5% Difficulty: Easy
A classic dark ale featuring chocolate and de-bittered black specialty grains. A nice, hoppy character is balanced well against this roasty, full-bodied beer.
IBUs: 31 - 35 ABV: 5.0% - 5.5% Difficulty: Easy
Rye Pale Ale
A pale ale that uses just the right amount of Munich and Honey specialty malts in conjunction with Rye liquid malt extract to create a unique spiciness. Then we use a blend of different hop varieties to perfectly balance the beer - and it’s dry-hopped!
IBUs: 40 - 45 ABV: 4.2% - 4.7% Difficulty: Easy
Our Scottish Ale is full of caramel malts, both in the extract and specialty grains. Chocolate malt, roasted barley and a touch of smoked malt bring this full-bodied, malty ale to completion
IBUs: 15 - 18 ABV: 3.25% - 3.5% Difficulty: Easy
Tangerine Pale Ale
Tangerine peel and select hops combine to deliver mouth-watering
aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. A smooth bitterness and light malty
character provide balance to this American favorite.
IBUs: 31 - 35 ABV: 4.0% - 4.6% Difficulty: Easy
Wheat malt and European hops create the recipe for this easy-drinking summertime classic. Light-bodied with a smooth finish, our Weizenbier features an authentic dry wheat yeast.
IBUs: 6 - 10 ABV: 4.5% - 4.75% Difficulty: Easy
Belgian Dark Strong
This Strong Ale recipe creates a copper-brown color from the generous, yet diverse, liquid malt extract addition. Dark brown soft candy 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 candy 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 candy 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
Blueberry Honey Ale
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
Chocolate Chili Stout
This full-bodied, dark brew showcases a roasted aroma profile with a rich chocolate flavor, subtle raisin notes and a spicy kick. Enjoy young and the heat will be subtle. Allow time to age for a more intense heat. This beer provides the perfect blend of sweet and heat.
IBUs: 29 - 33 ABV: 4.9% - 5.5% Difficulty: Easy
Deep brown in color with a dark roasted coffee nose giving way to intense flavors 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
Extra IPA - Hop Rotator Series
Currently featuring El Dorado Hops
This Extra IPA - Hop Rotator Series recipe is designed to showcase the flavor and aromatic qualities of the specially selected hops. Caramel and Munich malts lend their sweetness while the special hop blend dominates the palate. The hops in this kit will change periodically keeping the flavor new and exciting.
IBUs: 48 - 52 ABV: 7.0% - 7.5% 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
Honey Brown Ale
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
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 full-bodied 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
India Red Rye Ale
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
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
Pacific Coast IPA
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
Passion Fruit Gose
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
Peanut Butter Brown
A medium bodied, sweet, malty beer with a strong peanut butter flavor and aroma. Crystal and chocolate malts create a rich, brown color while our natural peanut butter flavor provides a unique taste experience.
IBUs:15 - 19 ABV: 3.6% - 4.2% Difficulty: Easy
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
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
Toasted Coconut Cream Ale
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
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
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
White Chocolate Blonde Stout
A blonde beer that has the spirit of a dark, rich stout. The deep, roasted flavors come from specially selected malts and the addition of premium organic cacao nibs. A dose of natural white chocolate flavoring makes this a complex and deliciously drinkable beer.
IBUs: 10 - 14 ABV: 4.3% - 4.8% 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
Yellin' Melon Extra Pale
Our twist on this pale ale recipe features a golden-light hue with a light, crisp body and smooth bitterness. Honeydew flavor and aroma from the German Huell Melon hops and natural melon flavoring linger on the palate. This brew embodies drinkability.
IBUs:29 - 33 ABV: 4.2% - 4.7% Difficulty: Easy
Belgian Caramel Wit (S) (Seasonal)
*Available in Spring*
A refreshing spring seasonal recipe similar to classic white ale though slightly darker in color. We've incorporated Simplicity Belgian Candi Syrup from our friends at Candi Syrup, Inc. Premium candy syrup and caramel malts lend high fermentability and honey sweetness that complement the spicy characteristics from the yeast. This aromatic and flavorful ale is the prefect welcome to the spring season.
IBUs: 15 - 20 ABV: 5.75% - 6.0% Difficulty: Intermediate
Chocolate Milk Stout (Seasonal)
A chocolate lover's dream... this stout features Brewer's Best® Organic Cacao (Cocoa) Nibs. Subtle and sweet, the cocoa nibs pay homage to the warm, rich roasted coffee and cocoa notes of the chocolate malt. This brew will take you to your childhood when there was nothing better than a large glass of chocolate milk. Enjoy!
IBUs: 24 - 28 ABV: 4.5% - 5.2% Difficulty: Intermediate
Dunkel Weizenbock (Seasonal)
Chocolate Wheat and Munich malts combine to create a rich, malty flavor with hints of clove and banana from the specially selected yeast. The higher ABV is sure to warm you up as we head into the autumn season
IBUs: 16 - 20 ABV: 6.2% - 6.7% Difficulty: Easy
Holiday Ale (Seasonal)
*Available in Fall*
This full-bodied amber beer has a rich, malty character that is flavored with orange peel, cinnamon and other spices. It is a complex winter brew balanced with high alpha-acid hops. At 7- 8% this strong ale will be sure to warm you throughout the festive holiday season.
IBUs: 55 - 60 ABV: 5.6% - 6.0% Difficulty:Easy
Pumpkin Spice Porter (Seasonal)
*Available in Fall*
This seasonal release autumn ale is the perfect companion to the changing seasons - from harvest to the holidays! The recipe starts with Briess CBW® Porter base extract partnered with Caramel 90L, Carabrown® and dark chocolate steeping grains. To spice things up we added cinnamon, allspice and a hint of ginger. The selected hop additions provide a mild balance in bitterness and this ale is fermented with Safale S -04 premium yeast.
IBUs: 19 - 22 ABV: 5.0% - 6.0% Difficulty: Easy
Summer Ale (Seasonal)
*Available in spring*
Pleasant citrus notes come from the bitter orange and lemon peel. Fermented with premium Safale US - 05 dry yeast, this beer finishes clean with lingering flavors of citrus and spice. Crisp and refreshing.
IBUs: 18 - 20 ABV: 4.0% - 5.0% Difficulty: Easy
Summer Helles Bock (Seasonal) (L)
*Available in spring*
Deep gold in color with a thick, creamy head and nice clarity from lagering. The rich malty flavor and aromas dominate the palate with a moderate hop bitterness that provides balance. This brew finishes crisp and clean.
IBUs: 21 - 25 ABV: 6.0% - 6.5% Difficulty: Intermediate
*Available in spring*
We’ve used a classic wheat beer recipe for thebackbone of this brew and given it a twist of fruit by adding Brewer’s Best® Natural Watermelon Flavoring. Keeping all the attributes of wheat beer you love while finishing with a touch of watermelon flavor and aroma. AAAHH-refreshing!
IBUs: 10 - 14 ABV: 4.8% - 5.3% Difficulty: Easy