Pizza Port Brewing Company Shark Bite Red Ale® | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Pizza Port Brewing Company Shark Bite Red Ale® | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • This BrewMaster Series kit was scaled down to a homebrew batch size in collaboration with the brewmasters at Pizza Port Brewing Company
  • Great red color with a solid malt sweetness matched with a firm hop backbone
  • Includes Magnum, Centennial, and Cascade hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5.8%
  • Estimated IBUs: 55-60
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Shark Bite Red is the flagship beer of Pizza Port, and has been brewed more times than any of their standards. Great red color with a solid malt sweetness matched with a firm hop backbone, all for under 6% ABV. We recommend White Labs California Ale WLP001.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.057-61
  • SRM (Color Range): 21
  • IBUs: 55-60
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.8%

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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I've had this beer before
DJ C on Feb 10, 2023
Brewed many times, wife's favorite
David E on Sep 1, 2022
I've had this beer before
DJ C on Feb 10, 2023
Good beer!
Michael B on Jan 5, 2023
Brewed many times, wife's favorite
David E on Sep 1, 2022
This is one of my favorite MoreBeer kits. It's delicious.
Andy W on Feb 1, 2022
Luke C M on Nov 19, 2021
Haven't tried this recipe yet.
James Leslie P on Oct 27, 2021
No Pizza Port's in Albuquerque
Michael F on Dec 9, 2020
Awesome hoppy red, wife’s favorite
David E on Nov 28, 2020
Previous success
Alan P on Oct 29, 2020
I have brewed this recipe several times and love it!
Brad Saunders on Sep 16, 2020
I like this beer so I wanted to brew it.
Kurtis M on Apr 30, 2020
been there a few times, good beer
Dave N on Apr 10, 2020
like pizza port
Frank Z on Mar 17, 2020
Love this beer
Steven C on Mar 3, 2020
I haven't brewed a red ale in quite a while and the reviews sound very promising.
Mike D on Dec 31, 2019
kit of the week
Katie O on Dec 31, 2019
Thought I'd try this out.
Jaime L on Dec 30, 2019
Local brewer makes good beer.
Chuck Edenburn on Dec 25, 2019
I like reds - sounds interesting
Haden B on Sep 25, 2019
Jim W on Sep 19, 2019
Red ale base kit
Charles R on Aug 28, 2019
gift for brother
Lynn S on Dec 11, 2018
It is a red ale with an ABV close to 6%
Jonathan O on Nov 17, 2018
Good beer
james m on Aug 2, 2018
Brewed before, good for summer
Robert E on May 28, 2018
Haven't done an Amber/Red yet, wanted to try it. Sounded tasty.
Tyler S on Feb 13, 2018
Trying this, to (hopefully) find a good Hoppy Red Ale!
Dave M on Jan 31, 2018
Good beer!
Michael B on Jan 5, 2023
This is one of my favorite MoreBeer kits. It's delicious.
Andy W on Feb 1, 2022
Is there a reason that the recipe sheet isn't being shown under documents?
Mike McCarthy on Oct 15, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we are not able to publicly publish the specifics of recipes in our Signature Series kits as we have agreements with the breweries with which we work. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Rated 5 out of 5
Shark Bite Red
Great kit and actually is one of my go-to kits!
January 25, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great clone, compares to the original
Before I moved away from CA, I had the luck to try the original, and then make a batch and taste it next to the original. This kit is spot on, and is one of my favorite kits from the Brewmaster line of extract kits. Can't go wrong if you are wanting to try something different.
May 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Good, hoppy red
I made this to recipe, except I used WLP028 Edinburgh yeast instead of what was recommended by More Beer. It's definitely more on the bitter side, with some bold hop flavors dominating, but after some time in the bottle a bit of rich malt flavor emerged, greatly improving the taste. A good choice if you prefer hoppy reds.
January 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Very Nice Brew
Although I live only a short drive to Pizza Port Carlsbad, I haven't been since I brewed this clone of SharkBite in order to taste just how close a clone it really is. However, what I can say is that it is a really nice beer and the recipe does seem to come close to the original. I would suggest after the normal 2 weeks in the bottle, that you refrigerate and then wait another 2 weeks to allow more aging. My first beer was not nearly as good as the ones I'm drinking after 2 weeks +. Definitely a repeat.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
One of the better clones I've brewed
Very good kit. came out right on the money.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
This was a really good brew. Not your typical red ale. Nice and hoppy. So I enjoyed it more than most red ales. I would brew again for sure. Went to pizza port a few times while on vacation and this was fermenting at home. Really good beer and a cool place.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Good clone
Taste almost like the original beer from pizza port. I love it
September 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Good Brew
We really enjoyed the Shark Bite Beer. This was the beer I made while pregnant, and couldn't wait to try after we had our daughter. When she turned 1 month old, and the brew had been bottled, conditioning, and just waiting for me, I finally cracked one open. It was well worth the wait! Perfect for the warm days and cool nights of New England Autumn.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome clone!
This turned out to be my record-of-all-time high gravity brew. Added 2 lbs more DME to the boil, watching and stirring carefully. Violent primary fermentation, blow-off tube into gallon bucket 1/2 filled with water. 10 days in Primary carboy, 21 days in Secondary, yielded 8.5% ABV. So proud of the brew, bottled a few in 22 oz, made my own labels and mailed them to my brother for Xmas.
May 28, 2013