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Holiday (Christmas) Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)

Holiday (Christmas) 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.

Estimated Original Gravity:1.052-56
SRM (Color Range: 19
IBU's: 26-30
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.2%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

Item # KIT610
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 15LBS
ABV %5.2
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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trying something new
DAN J on Nov 27, 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
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
Holidays are coming soon.
Mark S on Nov 17, 2018
Extreme Value
Jim N on Nov 17, 2018
We brewed this last year as gifts, and we got rave reviews, even from friends who are "competition-level" brewers.
Irma M on Nov 17, 2018
I tried it last year, and it turned out great, now I want to be sure to have it for gifting as well
Dan T on Oct 30, 2018
Looks tasty. It's kind of an impulse buy.
Loren A on Oct 27, 2018
Try something new and great reviews
Jeannie Rodman on Oct 22, 2018
Christmas is coming soon!
Colby H on Oct 19, 2018
Great reviews. And wanted a holiday beer
Mitchell S on Oct 15, 2018
I am not the Grinch, that's why.
John K on Oct 12, 2018
Want holiday sle for the holidays
Jerreod B on Oct 2, 2018
Danielle H on Sep 14, 2018
Best Christmas gift EVER to give out!
Jim E on Sep 6, 2018
My annual treat. While my adult sons are addicted to IPAs, I like to ring in every season with this holiday ale.
Jeff P on Jul 18, 2018
Wanted to try this.
Todd R on Mar 20, 2018
That time of the year for beer.
John M on Nov 19, 2018
Because Christmas.
Dan P on Nov 17, 2018

4.5 / 5.0
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Best holiday ale by far
November 23, 2018
2 months ago
Wife loved it
Will make again next christmas with a few tweaks
March 5, 2018
11 months ago
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
11 months ago
Great taste , people loved it
February 18, 2018
11 months ago
Delicious... will brew again
February 1, 2018
11 months ago
Great Holiday Brew
This was the 1st Brew I've done after a few years away from the hobby and what a success! I served it to our holiday guests and even the "highbrow" wine drinkers liked it! They all said they were excited to try my next beer.
I will definitely do it again next year!
December 27, 2016
Going to need a second batch!
Brewed this in early October to make sure it was ready for Christmas. Cracked one open second week of November because I couldn't wait for Christmas. Man it was good. Just a hint of spice that reminds you of the holidays! Taste like the house smells when grandmas baking. Not too heavy though, so a second pint, (or third) isn't out of the question.. I think if have time for another batch before Christmas...
November 16, 2015
a new tradition
This beer has turned into a tradition for me. I usually bake some of my special chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and this beer goes very well with them. My family loves this beer so it is so nice that I can make something to celebrate with. I think that this is year 4 brewing this beer and still love it.
September 9, 2015
Fantastic kit
I brewed this for my family's annual christmas eve party and it was even a bigger hit than I had thought. I wasn't paying attention during the party but when I went to pour a glass a couple days later... the keg was pretty much kicked. I don't think we've ever gone through a keg that fast with all the other drink options we usually have. People REALLY liked this one.

It's well balanced and most importantly has just the perfect amount of spice. Doesn't taste like you are eating an ornament like some Christmas beers do.

Will definitely be doing this beer again next year.
January 22, 2015
Better than commercial Christmas brews.
Probably my best homebrew to date. Not usually a fan of Christmas beers but this one is excellent. Well balanced and not "over the top" with the spices. I may have to make two batches next year due to the demand from friends and family.
December 30, 2014