Extract and mini-mash brews utilize a brewing process that is fast and fun! Your brewing time can be 90 minutes or less!
Crisp and refreshing. Light to medium malt flavor, pale straw to deep golden color and generally light bodied. Pilsners can feature a refreshingly crisp bitterness, enjoyable hop flavor and aromatic bouquet, typically imparted by Czech Saaz and noble German hop varieties.
Lager biers represent classic beer styles of both American and German descent, as well as unique "hybrid' styles. The group includes the Munich beer styles Helles, Dunkel and Schwarz, as well as malty Oktoberfest recipes and the crisp Kolsch and California Common.
Red & Brown
Red and Brown Ales offer a range of flavors that suit the tastes of many beer drinkers. Brewed with specially toasted and 'caramel' malts that provide unique brown, copper, and red colors as well as toasted or sweet malt flavors to the beer. The range of hop flavor and bitterness is from smooth to bitter to very aromatic.
The style was originally popularized by Sierra Nevada in Chico, Ca. "Pale Ales" now range from mild to bold, light bodied to malty, and strong, smooth & freshly aromatic to intensely bitter. Hop character tends to define each brew, while malt flavor and body can add an important layer and contribute balance.
"Hefe Weizen" is synonymous with several wheat beer styles - most of them unfiltered, containing a healthy dose of yeast in the finished beer. The yeast you choose will greatly define the aroma and flavor of your beer.
In their simplest form, Bock beers are the super smooth malt-monsters of the lager styles. Ranging from 7% to 11% alc. by volume, these recipes typically have very low hopping rates in order to showcase the malt flavor of the beer.
exotic & imperial
Big Beers. Bold Flavors. These beers are strong, complex and often require specialty yeasts, specific brewing techniques, or extra aging in order to achieve the desired flavor and aroma. More expensive than most recipes, our Exotics & Imperials give great value by enabling you to craft special beers for equally special occasions. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high ingredient content of these beers, the final yield will be approximately 10 gallons (5 cases of 22oz bottles)
porter & stout
Ranging from very dark brown to midnight-black, these richly flavored ales are brewed with caramel, toasted, roasted and black malts. Hoppiness is typically low to medium. Though dark in color, porters and stouts can be remarkably light bodied and refreshing. Their real strength as a group comes in full bodied and richly flavored beers.
Ready to go recipes to choose from!
*yields approximately 10 gallons