Holiday Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Holiday Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

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Our famous Holiday Ale. A malty, amber/red, spiced ale for the season with included powdered ginger, cinnamon, and allspice. Not over done so it can be enjoyed without becoming 'too much'. A very popular kit that we have been selling to rave reviews for over five years now. Includes 8lbs of malt extract, a blend of steeping malts including Special B and a hint of Roasted Barley, Northern Brewer hops for the bittering addition and Willamette hops for the flavoring addition.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.051-56
  • SRM (Color Range): 17-19
  • IBUs: 26-30
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 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.

Please Note: In order to better serve our customers, we are now offering our extract recipe kits with either Liquid Malt Extract (LME) or Dried Malt Extract (DME). The majority of our DME kits were converted from the LME version, which is why you may notice slight variances in the extract names and quantities on your recipe sheet. You may also find that your Specific Gravity and ABV% are slightly higher if you choose DME. Whether LME or DME, add all extracts provided according to the recipe sheet. For further details, please reference the conversion chart below.

MoreBeer! Extract Recipe Kit Conversion Chart
Liquid Malt Extract Dry Malt Extract
4 lbs 3.5 lbs
5 lbs 4 lbs
6 lbs 5 lbs
7 lbs 6 lbs
8 lbs 6.5 lbs
9 lbs 7 lbs
Ultralight Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pale Malt Extract Golden Light DME
Pilsner Malt Extract Pilsen Light DME



ABV %5
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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Made this kit last year and loved it. This will be a seasonal tradition from here on out.
Rory H on Oct 28, 2021
F. Michael I on Oct 15, 2021
Made this kit last year and loved it. This will be a seasonal tradition from here on out.
Rory H on Oct 28, 2021
christmas is coming
BRIAN C. on Oct 16, 2021
F. Michael I on Oct 15, 2021
Tried it last year and it was great
SUSAN L. on Oct 8, 2021
Wanted a beer for next Christmas
Robert K on Apr 17, 2021
Wanted something holiday flavored for the coming cold season
Elvin N on Nov 10, 2020
Looking for a seasonal recipe.
Andrew V on Nov 4, 2020
Something different
Michael G on Nov 3, 2020
Looks fun!
Brad Saunders on Oct 29, 2020
something new
Mark T on Oct 28, 2020
Chauncey J on Oct 27, 2020
My wife wanted it
Wilfred B on Oct 24, 2020
Cause I'm Fun and Festive!!!
John S on Oct 20, 2020
Holidays coming up
Eric K on Oct 12, 2020
its getting to be the holiday season.
Chris D on Oct 6, 2020
I made this last year anbd the girlfriend loved it
allen c on Oct 6, 2020
To have something nice to drink for the holidays
Nathan R on Oct 1, 2020
I make this every year for the last 5 years. Always a favorite, makes a great gift
Robert M on Sep 30, 2020
Bc for once I'd like to get something done for Christmas before Christmas eve.
John W on Sep 24, 2020
Family likes this at Christmas
Jack M on Sep 23, 2020
For Christmas
Joseph G on Aug 11, 2020
Holiday Cheer
Claire G on Jan 6, 2020
I was looking to start brewing, but I'm not an Ale fan and decided to get the regular brew kit and a recipe instead of the deluxe kit with the American Pale Ale.
Tyler R on Dec 3, 2019
It's that time of year!
Mike P on Nov 30, 2019
tried before. Great beer!
Juan T on Nov 30, 2019
F. Michael I on Nov 20, 2019
Christmas is coming...
James R W on Nov 20, 2019
I liked it the last time I made it.
Patrick G on Nov 19, 2019
Its the Holidays
Gregory on Nov 19, 2019
Was looking for a secret Santa gift and this looked fun
Johanna D on Nov 18, 2019
Success last year
EDWIN B on Nov 7, 2019
Wanted a Christmas beer.
Matt V on Nov 5, 2019
Seems time for it
Cooper S on Nov 5, 2019
For a Christmas Ale. Have made severral times and it's always a crowd pleaser.
Michael F on Nov 2, 2019
A holiday gift for co-workers
William Q on Oct 29, 2019
Our gift to others
Craig M on Oct 24, 2019
first time brewing in a wile, looking for a basic extract xmas ale without over bearing spices, slightly malty. Sounds like this recipe and am planning on addind small amount of molasses
Gary O on Oct 24, 2019
I haven't brewed in a while and wanted to make something for the Holidays
STEVEN F on Oct 23, 2019
Holiday Beer
Kenneth D on Oct 16, 2019
i like it
shane H on Oct 4, 2019
i've been making my own X-mas ale for a few years and have never tried yours. it's time.
Timothy P on Oct 3, 2019
I brew this every year, this year brewing double because it runs out so fast!
Gustav A on Oct 3, 2019
Sounds tasty
Haden B on Sep 25, 2019
Looking for Christmas Cheer
Lawrence M on Sep 23, 2019
Great kit. Everyone liked the beer
Rolf H T on Sep 9, 2019
want to perfect it by this Christmas
Michael D on Jul 8, 2019
trying something new
DAN J on Nov 27, 2018
That time of the year for beer.
John M on Nov 19, 2018
I was looking for a holiday ale last year, found this and decided to give it a try. Got rave reviews from it, and gave away more than I drank.
Scott T on Nov 17, 2018
Because Christmas.
Dan P on Nov 17, 2018
christmas is coming
BRIAN C. on Oct 16, 2021
Tried it last year and it was great
SUSAN L. on Oct 8, 2021

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Rated 5 out of 5
Very good Holiday brew
Brewed on 11/19, and tapped my first glass today 11/24. Followed the recipe, except I added a pound of sweet orange peel to the secondary. Nice color, nice head retention, excellent flavor. The added spices are not overpowering. Not very hop forward. Make sure to let this warm up a bit to truly enjoy. My kegerator is set to 37°. I will definitely brew this again.
November 24, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Holiday Ale
I've made this several times and it's always a favorite. Try adding 2lbs frozen cranberries at the 60' boil and 2lbs frozen cranberries at knockoff for an additional holiday kick.
November 24, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
great beer
Full of flavor in a subtle way. Everyone enjoyed very much.
April 10, 2019
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Tasted ok for me, others thought it was great.
Followed the recipe on this one. I guess I am not a big fan of spiced beer, flavor was not BAD and the results came out fine. My brother and daughter loved it. I am saving three six packs for next thanksgiving.
March 20, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
If you like the style....
I have brewed this one twice. If you like a gently spiced dark ale, you will like this one. This year I added 2 tbs of dark cocoa powder with the spices and it turned out nice. It is a bit like Sam Adams Old Fezziwig. I would brew it a third time next christmas if I'm too lazy to attempt my own recipe of this style.
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January 6, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
Kit 619 Holiday Ale
Made this for Christmas and everyone loved it including my beer club. By far my favorite beer of the three I made for the holidays. Great Carmel taste with just a hint of cinnamon and all spice. A very clear beer with super creamy head.
January 3, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best holiday ale by far
November 23, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Wife loved it
Will make again next christmas with a few tweaks
March 5, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Tasty Winter Treat
Very similar to a “Ginger Snap” ale I created a couple of years ago. The blend of spices and malt flavors are excellent. Great cold weather beer for the whole winter, not just the holidays. This one ages well, so I’d recommend an October brew to give it a little time if you bottle.
February 25, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great taste , people loved it
February 18, 2018
over 3 years ago