Hop Fruity

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John Fowler of Kansas City, MO, member of the Kansas City Bier Meisters, won a gold medal in Category #20: Fruit Beer during the 2011 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in San Diego, CA with the help of Amy Satterlund. Fowler’s Fruit Beer was chosen as the best among 143 final round entries in the category.

To see other winning homebrew recipes from the 2011 National Homebrew Competition, visit our archive of National Homebrew Competition winners.

Hop Fruity | Fruit Beer

Ingredients

  • For 5 Gallons (18.93 L)
    • 16.0 lb (7.26 kg) pale malt
    • 0.5 lb (227g) biscuit malt
    • 0.5 lb (227 g) aromatic malt
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) orange blossom honey
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) Northern Brewer Hopshot™extract (60 min)
    • 3.0 oz (85 g) Simcoe hops (0 min)
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) Columbus hops (0 min)
    • 1.5 oz (42 g) Centennial hops (0 min)
    • 1.5 oz (42 g) Amarillo hops (0 min)
    • 3.0 oz (85 g) Simcoe hops (dry)
    • 2.0 oz (57 g) Columbus hops (dry)
    • 1.5 oz (42 g) Centennial hops (dry)
    • 1.5 oz (42 g) Amarillo hops (dry)
    • Wyeast No. 1272 American Ale II yeast (2 L starter)
    • Peach and mango extract (Olive Nation brand) (add to taste at packaging)

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.085
    • Final Gravity: 1.02
    • ABV: 8.53%
    • IBU: 100
    • SRM: 30

    Directions

    1. Mash at 149° F (65° C) for 90 minutes.
    2. Primary fermentation at 68° F (20° C).
    3. Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.5 vol).