Blonde Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Blonde Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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  • An easy drinking ale, low in esters, and balanced with enough hop character to accentuate the malt profile
  • Includes a single addition of Willamette hops
  • Estimated ABV: 4.5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 14-18
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Blonde Ale is a great starter beer for those who are new to craft beer. Blonde ales are an easy drinking ale, low in esters, balanced with enough hop character to accentuate the malt profile. With just a touch of Crystal malt and kiss of Willamette hops, this beer is as light and breezy as the name implies. One of the most crowd-pleasing kits we offer, this is a great option if you're brewing up a batch for a party or large event.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.044-48
  • SRM (Color Range): 4-6
  • IBUs: 14-18
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%


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.
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something new
julio a on Mar 5, 2023
Need to brew!
Valued C on Feb 10, 2023
something new
julio a on Mar 5, 2023
like this beer
Jeff P on Feb 15, 2023
Need to brew!
Valued C on Feb 10, 2023
Jonathan S on Jan 25, 2023
I love this kit for an easy-drinking pale ale.
Tyler Crawford on Jan 24, 2023
Never tried the Blonde
Cliff on Jan 17, 2023
Sounds like the right recipe to add a touch of apricot tincture to.
Very Upset on Jan 6, 2023
Let my girlfriend pick this one.
Jay F on Dec 16, 2022
Something light and refreshing for the wifey
Jacob N on Nov 17, 2022
Easy drinking
David H on Nov 4, 2022
Wanted an easy first brew
Joseph B on Oct 14, 2022
Sounds like a fun time
Keelan M on Oct 14, 2022
Trying to clone a beer I like
James J on Aug 16, 2022
Looks like a good beer.
Jebediah K on Aug 12, 2022
good beer
Mark Maxfield on Jul 26, 2022
I have made it before, it is nice and light.
ed m on Jul 22, 2022
looking for a light summer beer
christopher M on Jun 27, 2022
Light and easy drinking-good summer beer
john krousey on Jun 23, 2022
Used before…solid base for fruit beers
Sean F on Jun 11, 2022
I want to make a cucumber beer. This seems like a good starting point.
Aaron C on Jun 9, 2022
Good beer brewed it last year
Phillip evans on Jun 6, 2022
wanted something light for the summer
Doug D on May 25, 2022
Been brewing this for years. Nice lite beer for all you're busch light buddies. Great base for other things also.
Jeff Faldowski on May 24, 2022
Grad Party
Chris R on May 21, 2022
Good re-entry all grain
Robert S on May 18, 2022
Trying a new beer-never brewed blonde ale before.
john krousey on Apr 7, 2022
Bought before and trying to make my process consistent
Stephen D on Apr 6, 2022
Tried it before. This is a good kit.
John M on Apr 1, 2022
I thought I would try a new one.
ed m on Apr 1, 2022
Try again
Andrew V on Mar 16, 2022
first pick for getting back into homebrewing
James T on Mar 15, 2022
everyday drinking beer style
Kathleen P C on Mar 15, 2022
Getting back into all grain brewing after a three year break.
Andrew V on Feb 12, 2022
Trying new ones & this sounded good. Trying to keep a variety of beers on tap...
JOHN S on Jan 31, 2022
Plan to add raspberries to this in secondary fermenter
Levi Stephen K on Oct 27, 2021
Summer beer
Clint O on Jun 2, 2021
never tried
jeff e on May 19, 2021
A favorite for summer provided the final gravity is 1.008 or less
David Hanson on Apr 1, 2021
good reviews.
Joel R on Mar 18, 2021
Easy drinking to share with friends
Greg B on Feb 19, 2021
nice low abv simple beer
Amy B on Feb 8, 2021
First Brew
Joe C on Feb 2, 2021
was requesred to make a light beer
LLoyd W D on Jan 22, 2021
just because
Hector Tellez on Dec 24, 2020
Time to get ready for spring, have base malts on hand to brew in march
RANDALL B on Nov 30, 2020
Brewed many times great results
phil L on Nov 28, 2020
Brewing for someone new to craft ales. Looking for a light, pilsner like feel w low IBU
James C on Nov 9, 2020
a favorite (with minor modifications) for three years
David Hanson on Oct 14, 2020
Just made it and it is wonderful.
Andrew R on Jul 21, 2020
I wanted to brew beer.
Nik D on Jul 9, 2020
like this beer
Jeff P on Feb 15, 2023
Jonathan S on Jan 25, 2023
Referencing the Blonde Ale - Lots of yeast choices - Best recommendation?
Art Diaz-Gonzalez on Aug 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It depends on what you are comfortable with. Dry yeast is a little more for giving when used with a starter and keeps longer. Liquid yeast can give better results because there is more variety to pair with your brew. From my experience always keep dry on hand in case you have a stopped fermentation. For me dry has always been good and the most consistent, you cannot go wrong with Safale-05. Just use a starter and watch the manic happen.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Good Ol' Summertime
Light and refreshing. Good balance light hop bitterness against malt. My batch came out about 4% ABV. While not a lawnmower beer, the lighter ABV allows a little guzzling without getting stupid.
September 1, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5
If my Blonde could only talk to me….
If my Blonde could only talk to me while I was sipping her from my glass. I added 4oz of apricot extract along with the conditioning sugar when I bottled. It's a great departure from my Pilsners and Urquells.
April 16, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A new favorite!
I'm no stranger to flavorful craft beers. But, there is something to be said for an easy-drinking pale ale that doesn't overwhelm the senses. I brewed this Blonde Ale kit a few weeks ago with BRY-97 yeast. After fermentation was complete, I slowly forced carbonated, and three weeks after brew day, had a delicious ale to share with friends. I'll definitely be purchasing this kit again.
January 23, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A nice light ale
If you're looking for a light beer for your coors or bud drinking friends this is a great beer to start converting with. It's an easy beer to brew and gets better after a few weeks in the fridge.
January 5, 2023
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great kit for the price. Will buy again. Turned out awsome
Very nice kit for the price. Turned out very good. I added one bottle of strawberry at kegging. This gave a very subtle hint of strawberry to the blonde ale. The only problem is when friends and family tried it my 5 gallon batch disappeared lol. Will definitely make this one again.
October 14, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer
Love this beer! It tastes great, it’s light. We love it.
April 19, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Loved this beer was gone in a few weeks
Nice color
Nice color
March 1, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Super Smashable Summer Suds
This Blonde is really simple and surprisingly good. Goes down way too easy. Reminds me of a Longboard or 805, but definitely with more character in there. Brewed it with grains twice in a row (my friends drank the first one way too fast) and it turned out dead on point and on target both times. So simple that it would be a good base for experimentation.
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October 4, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Great basic beer
I love IPAs and NEIPAs, so that’s usually what a brew. But I wanted to have something lighter and refreshing for the hot summer days. This is perfect. For those that like the boring light beers, this is great for them. But it also has just a little more flavor than the silver bullets. This will be on my regular rotation to have on tap in the keezer. Also, it was very simple to brew.
June 13, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Always a Favorite
Everyone always love this ale. Especially appeals to the domestic commercial beer guys and gals. A nice light and refreshing beer. This batch I used for a base for a pineapple flavored beer. Used 1/2 oz. of pineapple flavoring for just a slight hint of pineapple.
February 5, 2019
over 6 years ago