Firestone Walkers Pale 31® Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Firestone Walkers Pale 31® Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Fact: Firestone Walker has been named "Mid-Size Brewery of the Year" four times. Another fact: Pale 31 has won 10 Gold Medals since 2003 (yeah, that's one a year!).

The Pale 31 California Pale Ale is what some refer to as "The Perfect American Pale Ale". Light in body and color, but strong in hop flavor and aroma, this is one of those beers that most beer lovers will always want on tap. After having one, you'll most likely want another, and being under 5% ABV makes this a little more possible! The recipe consists of our ultralight liquid malt extract, Munich malt, and dextrin for added mouthfeel. The hops are a perfect blend of Fuggles, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial.

Firestone Walker's head brewer Matt Brynildson had worked on his Pale Ale recipe for a long time before being perfectly satisfied. We know that once you taste this beer, you'll agree with us that his hard work has definitely paid off!

Don't forget to purchase The Brewing Network's "The Perfect American Pale Ale" DVD too! Matt Brynildson discusses water modification, recipe formulation, and techniques on how to brew Pale 31! To read more, click here.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.042-45
  • SRM (Color Range): 4
  • IBUs: 13
  • 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 included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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Reviews where good
William B on Feb 25, 2023
this kit is awesome
Carl B on Jan 22, 2022
Reviews where good
William B on Feb 25, 2023
Previous order and really enjoyed
Michael K on Feb 4, 2022
this kit is awesome
Carl B on Jan 22, 2022
Looks interesting and different
Ryan M on Jul 14, 2021
I like it
George D on Aug 26, 2020
something new and affordable
Wilfred B on Aug 17, 2020
Brewed before and like it
Michael L H on Mar 31, 2020
Sounds good
David Kitchka on Mar 25, 2020
made it before and was happy with it
Erik H on Jan 31, 2020
Friend wanted me to brew it for him
Michael L H on Nov 11, 2019
To relive my glory days...of a year and a half ago
Patrick M on Feb 12, 2019
never had it I like pales too
MARLO M on Sep 13, 2018
Wanted to try something new to me.
Gary H on Jun 26, 2018
love the beer
Erik H on Mar 16, 2018
They make great beer
Adam Reynolds on Mar 16, 2018
Previous order and really enjoyed
Michael K on Feb 4, 2022
Looks interesting and different
Ryan M on Jul 14, 2021

4.6 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
super good
I took a flyer on this kit when it was on sale. Kegged it up this weekend after sitting in the primary fermenter for exactly one month and it's perfect.
I just ordered two more kits as this will be a standard in my two tap keezer. Can't wait to have this one on tap during summer.
January 11, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Delicious Classic Pale Ale
Caveat - I'm not an expert brewer, but I love a good pale ale. The hops, the aroma, the flavor (especially when paired with some greasy pub food!). I don't know many beer things. I picked this recipe because it won some fancy awards. I still don't know many beer things, but I know this pale ale is AMAZING. Came out perfect. All the tasty, smelly, hoppy stuff you want from a pale ale.
February 11, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good beer starts with a good process, and good equipment
Firestone Walker's Pale 31 Ale is rapidly turning into one of my favorites.
Firestone Walker's Pale 31 Ale is rapidly turning into one of my favorites.
Four tapper in the garage
Aging and staging kegorator
On tap
Aging and staging kegorator inside
January 31, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great Kit
Great kit. Came out with a great beer. Didn't taste exactly like the Pale 31 but still great.
May 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
Good aroma.
This was my first beer I kegged so it's hard to tell, but seemed to be a little thin and lacking in much malty flavor you'd expect.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Great pale
Tasted it against pale 31 from bottle and thought mine tasted better, could be a little bias. It is a smooth easy drinking pale, not to much but I would say just enough. Will make more of this one.
April 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer!
Pale 31 is one of my most purchased craft beers so I was very excited to try this kit out. Was very impressed overall. Highly recommended.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
I am making this again!
Great kit! I've been brewing for less than a year, but this was probably my 8th or 9th batch, and the first time I dry hopped (5 days). Side by side with the commercial version, the flavor is spot on.

I don't have a wort chiller yet, so I do the water bath in the sink to cool the wort. Because of this, mine turned out a little cloudy since I don't get the best cold break. However, this is only cosmetic.

Color is exactly the same. Of the recommended yeast options I used the White Labs British WLP005. The best my hallway closet could regulate the temperature in late November/early December was about 64 degrees, on the low end for that yeast. Commercial ABV is 4.9%, mine measured 4.1%.

Now that I've brewed several batches and figuring out what I like, this will probably be my "go to" pale ale kit going forward.
January 18, 2014