Ingredient Kits

Brewer’s Best® Premium Recipes

We offer many varieties of home brewing beer ingredient kits. Each kit makes 5 gallons of beer (approx. 53-12 oz. glasses).

Belgian Golden Ale
A strong golden traditional Belgian 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.
Color: Straw
ABV: 7.5%-8.0% | IBUs: 26-30 | Difficulty: Easy

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.
Color: Straw
ABV: 7.5%-8.0% | IBUs: 26-30 | 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.
Color: Pale
ABV: 5.5%-4.75% | IBUs: 12-16 | Difficulty: Intermediate Gold

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.
Gold ABV: 5.25%-5.7% | IBUs: 16-19 | 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.
Color: Gold
ABV: 4.2%-4.7% | IBUs: 6-10 | Difficulty: Easy

Session IPA
This easy drinking Session IPA is packed with all the flavors that you desire from an IPA while providing a “sessionable” alcohol level.
Color: Gold
Gold ABV: 3.6%-4.1% | IBUs: 44-49 | 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.
Color: Gold
ABV: 4.3%-4.8% | IBUs: 10-14 | Difficulty: Easy

White IPA
Belgian Witbier and American IPA combined. Soft Belgian candi sugar combines with caramel and wheat malts offering a crisp, dry mouth-feel while the hops, selection for their fruity flavor and aroma, create a delicious IPA finish.
Color: Gold
ABV: 5.3%-5.9% | IBUs: 43-48 | Difficulty: Easy

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.
Color: Deep Gold
ABV: 8.5%-9.0% | IBUs: 24-30 | 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!
Color: Deep Gold
ABV: 7.0%-8.0% | IBUs: 26-30 | Difficulty: Easy

Double IPA
High gravity ale has up front and dominant hop profile. Aromas of citrus and slight pine from the complex hop flavors are perfectly presented on a medium-light body background. Golden hue and white frothy head round out this Imperial Ale.
Color: Deep Gold
ABV: 7.8%-8.3% | IBUs: 100+ | Difficulty: Easy

Belgian IPA
A generous hops schedule and soft Belgian Candi Sugar combine to create this modern style ale. Our Belgian IPA includes that trademark spiciness familiar to Belgian Style Ales along with the piney, herbal and slight citrus flavors of an American IPA.
Color: Pale
ABV: 5.5%-6.0% | IBUs: 45-48 | Difficulty: Easy

Extra IPA – Hop Rotator Series
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.
Color: Medium Amber
ABV: 8.0%-8.5% | IBUs: 48-52 | Difficulty: Easy

Grapefruit IPA
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.
Color: Amber
ABV: 5.5%-6.0% | IBUs: 45-48 | Difficulty: Easy

Pacific Coast IPA
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 in harmony.
Color: Amber
ABV: 5.6%-6.1% | IBUs: 63-67 | Difficulty: Easy

Imperial Pale Ale
This beer style has been perfected on the West Coast and we are proud to create an extract version for the homebrewer. This beer is very big, very hoppy and somewhat arrogant. Use your homebrewing skills to make the most of this recipe!
Color: Deep Amber
ABV: 7.0%-7.5% | IBUs: 65-52 | 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. The perfect choice for any time of year.
Color: Deep Amber
ABV: 4.7%-5.2% | IBUs: 19-23 | 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 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.
Color: Brown
ABV: 7.32%-8.3% | IBUs: 25-30 | 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.
Color: Brown
ABV: 6.75%-7.75% | IBUs: 47-50 | 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.
Color: Brown
ABV: 3.6%-4.2% | IBUs: 15-19 | 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.
Color: Deep Brown
ABV: 4.9%-5.5% | IBUs: 29-33 | Difficulty: Easy

Coffee Porter
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.
Color: Deep Brown
ABV: 5.10%-5.60% | IBUs: 30-34 | Difficulty: Easy

Smoked Porter
Dark brown in color, this rich, full-bodied ale is smooth with chocolate and coffeelike overtones. Smoked malt imparts a complex, pleasant aroma and flavor with a balanced and subtle hop finish.
Color: Deep Brown
ABV: 5.75%-6.25% | IBUs: 30-36 | Difficulty: Intermediate

Black IPA
Moderate roast character balanced with medium-high hop bitterness and 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.
Color: Black
ABV: 5.5%-6.0% | IBUs: 80-85 | 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 an oak alternative for added complexity.
Color: Black
ABV: 7.75%-8.25% | IBUs: 35-40 | 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.
Color: Black
ABV: 5.5%-6.0% | IBUs: 35-48 | Difficulty: Easy

Oatmeal Stout
This ale is medium-full bodied, rich and toasty in flavor. Victory® malt combines with brewers oatmeal to offer a nutty yet silky character. Dark chocolate barley adds an impression of coffee.
Color: Black
ABV: 5.5%-6.0% | IBUs: 28-38 | Difficulty: Intermediate

Brewer’s Best® Classic Recipes

American Light

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.
Color: Straw
ABV: 4.0%-4.5% | IBUs: 13-16 | 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.
Color: Straw
ABV: 5.25%-5.75% | IBUs: 16-18 | Difficulty: Easy

Continental Pilsner

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.
Color: Straw
ABV: 4.0%-4.5% | IBUs: 28-33 | Difficulty: Intermediate

Gluten Free Ale
At last, a Gluten free ingredient kit that can be enjoyed by all! The wort is crafted from White Sorghum and Belgian Style syrup, complemented with orange and lemon peel additions. Lightly bitter with undertones of floral and citrus from the hops, this ale is smooth and refreshing.
Color: Straw
ABV: 4.5%-5.5% | IBUs: 20-24 | Difficulty: Easy

Mexican Cerveza
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.
Color: Straw
ABV: 4.4%-4.9% | IBUs: 14-18 | Difficulty: Esay


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. To achieve the lager-like characteristics this ale is famous for, we recommend using a liquid Kölsch yeast. Ask your retailer for details.
Color: Pale Gold
ABV: 4.25%-4.75% | IBUs: 25-28 | 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.
Color: Deep Gold
ABV: 4.50%-4.75% | IBUs: 6-10 | Difficulty: Easy

Belgian Saison

A light bodied, effervescent farmhouse style ale. 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. Belgian style yeast strain contributes a spicy and peppery background.
Color: Deep Gold
ABV: 5.25%-5.75% | IBUs: 20-25 | Difficulty: Intermediate 

Mango Saison

Our take on this slightly spicy Belgian favorite pairs fruity ester aromas reminiscent of citrus fruit with the flavor mangos. Candi sugar lends a subtle sweetness while finishing with a refreshing, light-bodied effervescent tingle.
Color: Deep Gold
ABV: 4.8%-5.3% | IBUs: 18-23 | Difficulty: Intermediate

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.
Color: Pale
ABV: 4.25%-4.5% | IBUs: 30-33 | Difficulty: Easy Amber

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.
Color: Pale Amber
ABV: 6.25%-6.75% | IBUs: 31-35 | Difficulty: Intermediate

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.
Color: Pale Amber
ABV: 5.0%-5.5% | IBUs: 32-36 | 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.
Color: Pale
ABV: 4.0%-4.6% | IBUs: 31-35 | Difficulty: Easy Amber

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.
Color: Medium
ABV: 5.75%-6.25% | IBUs: 60-65 | Difficulty: Easy Amber

Red Ale

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.
Color: Medium
ABV: 5.0%-5.5% | IBUs: 19-23 | Difficulty: Easy Amber

American Amber

Pale ale malt combined with medium caramel malt create a rich, copper color. Bitterness is balanced to match the malt character. Smooth clean finish with moderate carbonation level.
Color: Medium Amber
ABV: 4.75%-5.25% | IBUs: 29-32 | Difficulty: Easy 

German Oktoberfest

Amber in color with a nice blend of Munich malt and crystal grains. Mediumbodied, malty and finished with a distinct hop flavor. This kit includes a lager yeast that will also perform well if fermented at ale temperatures.
Color: Amber
ABV: 5.25%-5.75% | IBUs: 22-25 | Difficulty: Intermediate

Scottish Ale
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.
Color: Amber Brown
ABV: 3.25%-3.5% | IBUs: 15-18 | 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.
Color: Brown
ABV: 4.25%-4.75% | IBUs: 21-25 | Difficulty: Easy