American Honey Pale Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

American Honey Pale Ale - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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In 2011, the White House home brewed beer for the first time in, well, perhaps centuries! We were super were excited when a MoreBeer! customer first submitted his freedom of information act request for the White House homebrew recipes. We were a little surprised, and we'll say it - let down - when we saw the actual recipes. One MoreBeer! staffer blurted out "Whoa...this seems like beer that Prince Harry should be brewing." English malt extract, English hops, and even an English yeast strain were used; so the only thing truly American was the honey! It seems that we were not the only beer lovers to pick up on this. So while we really, really love English beers as much as the next homebrewer, we think the Commander In Chief of America and his White House Brewmasters should be using fresh ingredients from well...America.

Since we were tweaking the recipe towards this side of the pond, we decided we could also help educate the White House staff on their yeast selection. Yes dry yeast has gotten better but since its for the White House and all, we think they can spring for liquid yeast...and is there any better choice for this recipe than Wyeast 1056 AMERICAN Ale or White Labs 001 California Ale?? Not really. In fact, just queue up the star spangled banner, turn on the football game, and throw some hot dogs on the grill because we are starting to feel pretty patriotic here.

So while we send this kit along with our friendly suggestions back to the White House, YOU can make the exact same beer at home. That way if you are in a diner somewhere on the campaign trail and the president pulls up you can whip out a bottle of the 'Honey Pale the White House Should Be Making' or the 'Honey Porter the White House Should Be Making' and enlighten the Top Dog, homebrewer style.

This American Honey Pale Ale uses all American ingredients, including:
White Wheat, Crystal 15L, and 2-Row grown in the USA
Cascade hops
California Wildflower Honey

Truly a classic American Pale Ale recipe!  This ale will deliver a smooth blend of Cascade floral character and biterness, tempered by a slight sweetness from the honey.  The California Wildflower Honey delivers just enough residual sweetness to result in an amazingly balanced, hoppily delicious pale ale.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.054-59
  • SRM (Color Range): 8
  • IBUs: 40
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 6%


Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
ABV %6
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Valued C on Sep 16, 2021
good reviews and I wanted this style
William F on Sep 18, 2020
Friend recommended
Valued C on Sep 16, 2021
Something new...when will it ship?
Chris G on Mar 6, 2021
good reviews and I wanted this style
William F on Sep 18, 2020
Looks good. Adding a recipe kit to get free shipping!
Scott N on Aug 14, 2020
Sounds like a good brew.
David Morrow on Apr 7, 2020
I need a summer pale ale and I haven't tried one with honey.
Matthew W on May 26, 2018
Something new...when will it ship?
Chris G on Mar 6, 2021
Looks good. Adding a recipe kit to get free shipping!
Scott N on Aug 14, 2020

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Rated 5 out of 5
Drank well. Always all ingredients easy to work with
February 15, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
I combined an all grain kit with an extract kit to make my own mini mash kit. This beer was good from the beginning and popular with friends, but most remarkably I found a bottle in the back of the fridge a few days ago. I was a little concerned because I had brewed it in September. Turned out to be one of the best beers I have ever had! This kit is a bargain and easy to use.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
One of my favorites
The Honey Pale all grain kit is one of my favorites. Easy to brew, easy to drink. All my friends love it. I doubled up on the honey on one of the brews and it turned out great. A nice alcohol boost and had that sweet honey front end. I don't always add extra honey, but it doesn't hurt it. Cascade hops really make it flavorful. Ferments fast too. 2 weeks in the bucket and right to the keg. I plan to keep ordering this one over and over.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Such a great kit for a number of reasons
Consider this one if you are looking for a session ale along the lines of a blonde, cream, or a kolsch, but you can't completely chill things down during fermentation.

I like cheap and easy crossed with delicious, especially when it is also quick...and this one is. Quick to brew, fermentation is fast (modest gravity means easy pitching), I totally skip transferring into a secondary, clarity is remarkable, foam is just right, and it also bottle conditions faster than anything else I've tried ('bout 40 batches).

Tired of handing newbies and swill-drinkers your good stuff when they'd drink whatever you offered? Stock this one up for present use, and save some bucks while your are at it.
July 31, 2013