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

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

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  • Pack all those holiday flavors into one glass. A malty, spiced ale with powdered ginger, cinnamon, and allspice
  • Includes Northern Brewer and Willamette hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 26-30
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

A malty, red, spiced ale for the season with; powdered ginger, powdered cinnamon, and powdered 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 many years now.

  • 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 grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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Trying for 1st time
Kevin Conroy on Dec 24, 2022
Annual Christmas gift for family and friends
Russ M on Nov 30, 2022
Trying for 1st time
Kevin Conroy on Dec 24, 2022
Seasonal choice
Jeffrey B on Dec 7, 2022
Annual Christmas gift for family and friends
Russ M on Nov 30, 2022
Santa's favorite, that's why.
Dan M on Nov 23, 2022
Happy holidays!
Eric Steadle on Nov 8, 2022
Sounded interesting
Nicolas Anthony M on Nov 6, 2022
Give it a try
Dave Corrasa on Nov 4, 2022
Cuz its going to be Christmas soon
Nic Proctor on Oct 28, 2022
getting ready for winter
jim w on Oct 13, 2022
Cheaper then purchasing the ingredients myself
Lee M D on Oct 1, 2022
Tis the season
Michael L on Sep 28, 2022
Brewed the extract version of this beer and turned out great. Now trying the all grain.
Scott M on Sep 8, 2022
very good recipe, Brewed many times
Clint S on Sep 5, 2022
Love holiday spices in novel beers
Kenneth D on May 25, 2022
1st time brew
Erica C on Dec 23, 2021
I've made it before.
George B on Dec 10, 2021
John U on Nov 20, 2021
tis the season!
Gian S on Nov 19, 2021
Never made a Christmas beer.
Darrin E on Nov 12, 2021
Going to make a spiced Christmas beer
Marcia K on Nov 3, 2021
Brewed it twice, both times great. Used fresh ground nutmeg as well last year.
Nathaniel P on Oct 30, 2021
I will be making a holiday ale soon
Thomas Gariety on Oct 28, 2021
A beer for the Holidays
Richard E on Oct 12, 2021
Sounded good
Travis M on Oct 11, 2021
Try something new! :-)
Scott G on Oct 8, 2021
for Christmas beer
Shane G on Sep 30, 2021
making a holiday ale for "friendsgiving"
Michael J on Sep 13, 2021
I like it
Donald Phone G on Sep 2, 2021
Christmas Cheer
George W on Aug 27, 2021
It gets great reviews from my family.
Clint S on Aug 26, 2021
Heard good things about it
Karl H on Mar 13, 2021
I wanted a Christmas ale and I liked the different spices it has.
Mitch Moos on Dec 3, 2020
Looking for a subtle spiced holiday treat and the reviews look great! Can't wait until brew day!
Jeffrey F on Dec 3, 2020
Brewed previously. Wife and I loved it. Brewing twice as much this time
Jason B on Dec 2, 2020
Turned out great for Christmas 2019. Trying again but this time with some fresh ground nutmeg.
Nathaniel P on Dec 1, 2020
because it's the Holidays
Daniel C on Nov 21, 2020
Something New
Zachary C on Nov 21, 2020
Jim Tomsovic on Nov 18, 2020
similar to one I brewed years ago
Ronald S on Nov 5, 2020
Seasonal, never brewed this recipe
James C on Oct 14, 2020
It looks like a great beer to have for the holiday
Rande Ross on Sep 26, 2020
Made it last year and enjoyed it
John Fotheringham on Sep 15, 2020
Looks like a solid recipe
Kevin Chorzelewski on Sep 1, 2020
Looks tasty!
john g on Dec 6, 2019
Sounds good
briana K on Dec 1, 2019
Going to brew a 10% 2.5 gallon batch with it
Richard A on Nov 30, 2019
It's the holiday season, and Santa Claus is coming round, the Christmas snow is white on the ground, when old Santa gets into town, he'll be coming down the chimney down.
Shawn Poulson on Nov 27, 2019
Upcoming Holidays !
John L on Nov 22, 2019
Something different for the holidays.
Clarke M on Nov 19, 2019
I want a Christmas home brew for Christmas
bryce s on Nov 13, 2019
Seasonal choice
Jeffrey B on Dec 7, 2022
Santa's favorite, that's why.
Dan M on Nov 23, 2022
What water profile do you recommend for the Holiday Ale?
Kevin Chorzelewski on Sep 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I used CA100- Mg 18- Na 20- So 75, Cl 75 and HCO3 150... I was going for a balanced water and good amount of Cl since I ended up adding some pine needles and the high bicarbs made it fantastic...
Why does this recipe have the prop 65 warning?
Mark3 on Nov 29, 2019

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Rated 5 out of 5
Good buy.
Simple, full flavor ale. Great gifts and are extras are maturing well in bottles.
February 6, 2021
over 4 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Split the batch in half
I brewed half the batch as directed except I added 1 oz of sweet orange peel at the end of the boil and 8 oz of DME which brought the ABV up to 7.2. The other half which I called a Winter Ale, I excluded the 2 oz of Black Roasted and only used half the spices. The Holiday Ale came out good for the Holidays with notes of raisin, fig, dates and orange peel. The second batch came out as a nice easy drinking Winter Ale.
January 20, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Holiday Staple
Great recipe. Touch of sweetness and just enough spice to make it seasonal. This is my third time with this kit and it always pleases.
Great color.
Great color.
December 22, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great New Holiday Favorite
Excellent blend of spices in a fine ale. The whole family loved it!
December 26, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Holiday Ale
I’ve never made anything like this before. It’s quite tasty and fun to share this Holiday season. I’ve bottled in green bottles with yellow caps and used as gifts, all well received.
December 22, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great holiday brew
Fantastic brew! I’ve avoided holiday ales in the past because they end up being a disaster of pungent flavors. They seem to be a beer that ends up hanging around too long after the holidays, but I caught this one on sale as an all grain and decided to give it a go. Just a subtle flavor of spices to let you know what it is with a rich backbone and exceptional finish on the palate. My favorite beer on my four taps right now. I also dropped out of all grain for a while but this beer came out so good I’m giving it another go around. Highly recommend giving this one a try!
December 17, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Not that great
Wasn’t a big fan of this one. Maybe I just messed it up. Tasted like soap at the finish. Wasn’t that spiced either.
December 10, 2018
over 5 years ago
Response from MoreFlavor
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December 11, 2018
Zach R Staff
Rated 4 out of 5
Not TOO spicy
I really dislike spiced beers of any style and was hesitant to try this one but I will say that the spices are not overwhelming as most commercial seasonal beers usually are. It's very much like a good brown ale with the spices added. I think the amount included in the kit was just right (for me). It might even be good without the spices!
December 3, 2018
Rated 4 out of 5
A good beer for Christmas!
I made this for my Christmas party and it was a hit! The only thing I had to do was up the spices.
February 15, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Real Easy Drinker
I know a lot of commercial holiday ales go over the top on spices, but this is a really nice mellow spice flavor. I like everything about this beer and it's restored my faith in spiced beers. For reference I went with Wyeast (British II) - 1335
January 9, 2015