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Holiday (Christmas) Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
KIT610
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Description

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
Pennsylvania - Out Of Stock
Weight 15LBS
ABV %5.2
IBU28
SRM19
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
Pre-MilledY
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Christmas is coming soon!
Colby H on Oct 19, 2018
I am not the Grinch, that's why.
John K on Oct 12, 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
Holidays!
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
Great reviews. And wanted a holiday beer
Mitchell S on Oct 15, 2018
Want holiday sle for the holidays
Jerreod B on Oct 2, 2018
Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Wife loved it
Will make again next christmas with a few tweaks
March 5, 2018
Purchased
9 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
Purchased
9 months ago
Great taste , people loved it
February 18, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Delicious... will brew again
February 1, 2018
Purchased
9 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
Great holiday ale
This was my first beer that I utilized a full boil. Great blend of ingredients- smelled incredible during brew. OG was spot on, fermentation started like clockwork 6 hrs later using Safale-5. I left in fermenter for 3 weeks, then bottled. As is often case, last bottle was only about 2/3 full- so threw it in fridge, just to see what would taste like. Even without carbination, this beer rivals many of the Christmas ales out there. Drank entire thing. After 1 week in bottle, tried another one- even better. Looking forward to sharing with family this Christmas
December 7, 2014