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American Amber Ale

Easy Amber Ale

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Follow the along process of making this easy amber ale with our Easy Guide To Making Beer video!

This amber ale is perfect for an easy brew day. Using both specialty grains and extracts, Easy Amber Ale makes for a deliciously malty beer with a prominent hop character. Whether this is your first brew day or you're a seasoned brewer, this amber ale will have you begging for another sip!

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American Amber Ale

Kilauea Punch American Amber Ale

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Derek Springer of San Marcos, CA, member of the Society of Barley Engineers, won a bronze medal in Category #11: Amber & Brown American Ale with an American Amber Ale during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Springer’s American Amber Ale was chosen as a top three entry among 281 entries in the category.Read More

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American Amber Ale

Hoppy New Year Amber Ale

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Jason Bryant of Reston, VA, member of the Wort Hogs, won a silver medal in Category #11: Amber & Brown American Ale with an American Amber Ale during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Bryant’s American Amber Ale was chosen as the runner-up entry among 281 entries in the category.Read More

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American Amber Ale

Possibility and Promise Pacific Amber

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Justin Westcott of Federal Way, WA, member of the Browns Point Homebrew Club, won a gold medal in Category #11: Amber & Brown American Ale with an American Amber Ale during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Westcott’s Amber & Brown American Ale was chosen as the best among 281 entries in the category.Read More

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American Amber Ale

Dad’s Red Ale

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This recipe is featured in the March/April 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Check out all the benefits our members enjoy.

My dad gave me my first homebrew kit. To say thanks, I would always make him an amber ale or red ale when he would come to visit. But after I went gluten free, getting a similar red hue and chewy malt flavor into a beer proved challenging.

Nonetheless, my gluten-free version won Ground Breaker’s 1st Annual Pacific Northwest Gluten-Free Homebrew Competition. It went on to score a 36 in the First Round of the National Homebrew Competition and recently won a blue ribbon at the Oregon State Fair. It’s a tasty beer and, most importantly, Dad loves it.

If the color turns out less red than desired, add small amounts of D-90 candi syrup to add color.

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American Ale

Boiler Brewing Co. Bobber’s Big Red Rye Pale Ale

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This beer from Boiler Brewing Company was created as a collaboration with Lincoln, Nebraska, homebrewer Bob Catherall of the world famous Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club. The spicy rye notes blend so perfectly with the new school Mosaic hops that it's hard to tell where the rye ends and the hops begin. Boiler was lucky enough to win a Gold Medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championship with the very first batch of this beer.

This homebrew recipe is featured in 51 Craft Beer Clone Recipes 2019. Find out what recipe was featured for your state!

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American Amber Ale

Iron Monk Brewing Co. Velvet Antler Amber

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Iron Monk Brewing's American amber ale is very malt-forward and smooth. They hear from fans all the time that this is their all-time favorite beer, and we think you'll agree once you brew some yourself.

This homebrew recipe is featured in 51 Craft Beer Clone Recipes 2019. Find out what recipe was featured for your state!

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American Amber Ale

Alright Already Amber

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Homebrewers Association

The following recipe appears in "2009 GABF Pro-Am Competition" by Amahl Turczyn from the January/February 2010 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association and enjoy access to all Zymurgy recipes.

Homebrewer Jim Yeager teamed up with O'Fallon Brewery for this 2009 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am competition entry. Their amber ale collaboration "Alright Already Amber" earned the silver medal!

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American Amber Ale

Copper Ale

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This recipe appears in the July/August 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine in the article Small Batch, Big Flavor, All Grain by Chris Colby.

Recipe courtesy Chris Colby

A copper-colored ale with a nice “Fuggly” hop aroma and malty flavor. I designed and refined this to be a flavorful but quaffable everyday beer. If you are hung up on beer styles, you can call it an altbier, although it’s really built from the ground up based on the flavors and characteristics I wanted.

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American Amber Ale

“Cali Amber” American Amber

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Curt Wittenberg of Encinitas, CA and member of Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) won a gold medal in Category #11: Other American Ale during the 2016 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Baltimore, MD. Wittenberg’s American amber was chosen as the best among 256 entries in the category.

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American Ale

Big Basin Amber Ale

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Homebrewers Association

In How To Brew: Everything You Need To Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time, John Palmer discusses amber ales: Part of the American ale style spectrum that proceeds from pale to amber to brown to porter, amber ales bridge pale and brown ales by adding body and sweetness and shifting the beer's balance away from the hops to the malt. Amber ales are sweeter than brown ales but will have more hop flavor and aroma dancing on top than a brown. Amber ales have become one of my favorite beers. I like the balance of these beers—they are very hearty and satisfying. This is my clone of Red Nectar Ale.Read More

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