Homebrew Beer Recipes

Looking for a beer recipe? Browse hundreds of tried-and-true mead, cider, clone and homebrew recipes from Homebrewers Association approved sources, including Zymurgy magazine, the National Homebrew Competition, Brewers Publications, Craft Breweries, books & more!

Wood-Aged Beer

Blootered Bastart Barrel-aged Wee Heavy

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Karl Larson of Harrisburg, PA, member of the The Saccharomyces Saints, won a gold medal in Category #27: Wood-Aged Beer with a Wee Heavy aged in Rye Bourbon barrel during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI, with the help of Jeremy Nye. Larson and Nye’s Wood-Aged Beer was chosen as the best among 310 entries in the category.Read More

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Sour Ale

Catharina’s Passion Sour

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Homebrewers Association

Matt Fitzgerald of Fenton, MO, member of the STL Hops Homebrew Club, won a gold medal in Category #28: American Wild Ale with a Passionfruit & Guava Catharina Sour during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Fitzgerald’s American Wild Ale, made with guava and passion fruit, was chosen as the best among 334 entries in the category.Read More

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Specialty Beer

Onyris English Ryewine

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Homebrewers Association

Danny Mattos of Belo Horizonte, BRA, won a gold medal in Category #29: Specialty Beer with an English Barleywine containing 50% Rye during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI, with the help of Mauro Manzali Bonnacorsi, Jonas Geiss & Marco Antonio Lemos. Mattos, Bonnacrosi, Geiss, and Antonio’s Specialty Beer was chosen as the best among 215 entries in the category.Read More

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Other Mead: Open Category

“Old and Delicious, But Enough About Us” Mead

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Homebrewers Association

Michael Wilcox of Wichita, KS, member of the Kansas City Bier Meisters, won a gold medal in Category #32: Spice & Specialty Mead during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI with the help of Scot Schaar & Carvin Wilson. Wilcox’s Poltorak-inspired mead, a blend of 5 different meads, was chosen as the best among 149 entries in the category and earned him the title of 2019 Meadmaker of the Year.Read More

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Traditional Perry

Sorry for Perrying

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Homebrewers Association

Michael Wilcox of Wichita, KS, member of the Kansas City Bier Meisters, won a gold medal in Category #33: Standard Cider & Perry during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Wilcox’s Standard Cider & Perry was chosen as the best among 138 entries in the category and earned him the title of 2019 Cidermaker of the Year..Read More

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Other Specialty Cider/Perry

Nathan’s Ice Cider

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Homebrewers Association

Nathan Williams of Somerville, MA, member of the Boston Wort Processors, won a gold medal in Category #34: Specialty Cider & Perry with an Ice Cider during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Williams’s Specialty Cider & Perry was chosen as the best among 162 entries in the category.Read More

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Other Specialty Cider/Perry

Dirty Water New England Cider

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Homebrewers Association

This cider recipe is courtesy of Drew Beechum, fermented beverage extraordinaire, and is in his book The Everything Hard Cider Book.

Drew Beechum created this cider recipe in honor of the Boston Red Sox and the hit song "Dirty Water" by The Standells played after every home-game victory. It drinks dry, but not too dry, and incorporates brown sugar to get around that messy molasses stick while still retaining that unmistakable molasses flavor.

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American Pale Ale

Angie’s Bursting Citra II (AKA Juice)

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This beer recipe is featured in the May/June 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

Homebrewer Nicholas Slay named this pale ale recipe after his wife Angie, whose palate he credits for such an outstanding recipe. Slay’s pale ale went on to earn best of show among nearly 1,000 other entries in the 2017 Minnesota Mashout Competition.

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Other Mead: Metheglin

Prairie Rose Meadery Vanilla Cinnamon Mead

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Homebrewers Association

Mead Day 2019 Official Recipe Try your hand at this semi-sweet mead made with Madagascar vanilla bean and Saigon and Vietnamese cinnamon. Prairie Rose Meadery in Fargo, N.D. suggests pairing this with almost any sweet dessert. We think a Mexican hot chocolate cake would be perfect!

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Oktoberfest/Märzen

Pickelhaube Festbier

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This beer recipe from Amahl Turczyn is featured in the January/February 2016 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy magazine digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

In the 1970s, Munich Breweries like Paulaner began to notice that paler versions of their Oktoberfestbier were selling better than the classic, full-bodied, copper-colored brew. So Paualaner initiated a return to the more Vienna-style Oktoberfest, which was lighter in body and color, in an an attempt to make it still taste great and yet be less filling.The result was festbier, which was adopted in 1990 os Oktoberfest's official beer. Festiber provides a wonderful opportunity to fine-tune the balance between malty flavor, clean lager character, crisp though not quite bitter noble hop accents, and drinkability.Read More

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