Homebrew Beer Recipes

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Belgian Tripel

Trappist Tripel

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This beer recipe is featured in the May/June 2019 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!

Here's what recipe creator Kurt Elia has to say on Trappist Tripel:

A unique aspect of this recipe is the small yeast starter I add to the bottling bucket. When I have brewed high-alcohol beers in the past, bottle conditioning has been slow. Sometimes it never reached the desired level of carbonation. Tripels are supposed to be nicely effervescent, so I didn’t want to take any chances. This method worked well, and I will make this a regular part of my process for big, bottle-conditioned beers in the future.

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American Stout

Mt. Brandon Irish Stout

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This beer recipe is featured in the November/December 2016 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!

This stout recipes comes courtesy of Matt Flaherty, an elite ultrarunner. When Flaherty isn't sneaking in a quick 100-mile jaunt, you can find him brewing beer at home and Mt. Brandon stout is one of his preferred post-run libations. It just goes to show, taking inspiration from your other hobbies can make for interesting homebrew recipes!

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India Pale Ale

Cranberries for Sal New England IPA

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This New England IPA recipe was originally published in Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale by Dick Cantwell.

Beer drinkers have strong opinions, and among of the most polarizing styles are New England IPAs and fruit beers. This beer recipe marries these two controversial beer categories into a beer that might get folks to lay their pitchforks down…at least for a pint!

Expect a truly New England-inspired brew with the addition of cranberry puree, adding a tart counterpoint to the citrus notes of the hops and zest. For even more information on New England IPA, take a look at our Tips on Brewing New England IPA.

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Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

Aztec-style Brown Ale

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This beer recipe appears 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 digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

In 1995, AHA founder Charlie Papazian penned a reflection of microbrewing history as it might have appeared in the 21st century. Charlie was looking forward to the new millennium, what it would bring for homebrewing and the beer industry, and how beer patrons would view the burgeoning new beer scene of the late 20th century.

With Charlie doing a bit of prediction for the remaining 5 years of the '90s, it seemed appropriate to develop a recipe that payed homage to a people who were also forward-thinking innovators: the Aztecs.

This Aztec-inspired beer recipe brings together ingredients customary to the native American culture with modern beer ingredients we use today. The resulting beer is a delicious brown ale with American character that stretches throughout history!

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American Barleywine

Two Blue Dogs Barleywine

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This beer recipe appears in the November/December 2011 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!

Two Blue Dogs Barleywine was created by Lucas Stoltz, president of the River Valley Ale Raisers (Fort Smith, Ark.). With the help of fellow brewer Patrick Pursel and his son who created the name, this recipe won best of show in Fort Smith's 2011 All-American Brew-Off!

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American IPA

Battlecow Galacticose New England IPA (Partial Mash)

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Official homebrew recipe for Big Brew 2019 (May 4, 2019).

This recipe from Providence Brewing Company (Providence, R.I.) was featured in 51 Craft Beer Clone Recipes. Bursting with mango, orange, and pineapple flavors, this juicy New England IPA will have you begging for another sip!

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Blonde Ale

Trans-Atlantic Blonde Ale

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Official homebrew recipe for Big Brew 2019 (May 4, 2019).

Every ingredient in a beer should serve a purpose, and sometimes it only takes a a little of this and a bit of that to create a well-balanced, focused beer. Take this easy-drinking blonde ale recipe, for example. Simplicity is the name of the game, using just two types of malt, one type of hop, and yeast. Brewers have options to increase the strength through a sugar addition and to experiment with yeast character. A great recipe for newbies and pros alike!

This beer recipe is featured in Simple Homebrewing by Denny Conn and Drew Beechum.

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Specialty Beer

Big Beach Brewing Co. King Cake Porter

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The king cake is an integral part of the Mardi Gras celebration. It's said that thousands of the cakes are consumed in the annual Fat Tuesday celebration in New Orleans alone!

This year, Big Beach Brewing Company (Gulf Shores, Alabama) is celebrating its favorite holiday with a King Cake porter dreamed up by brewers Rod Murray and Ryan Bingham. Not only does the recipe incorporate additions of cinnamon sticks and vanilla, signature flavors of king cake, but it also includes actual king cake from local coffee shop and bakery Buzzcatz Coffee & Sweets in the mash!

If you're in the Gulf Shores, Big Beach will tap King Cake Porter at 2 p.m. on Fat Tuesday.

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Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

Jack o’Lupe IPA

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This beer recipe is featured in the book Brewing Eclectic IPA by Dick Cantwell. Want access to exclusive homebrew recipes? Start your 30-day free trial AHA membership (no payment info required)!

Move over pumpkin-spice latte ales because this isn't your average pumpkin beer recipe! Cantwell uses additions of pineapple sage for a fruity, exotic character, while sage leaves create an almost minty quality.

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Munich Helles

Helicious Helles

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This beer recipe is featured in the November/December 2010 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Members enjoy exclusive access to the Zymurgy online archive, National Homebrew Competition winning recipes, and much more. Start a 30-day free trial today (no payment info required) to access all these resources!

This Munich helles lager earned Kerry Martin the best of show title in the 2010 Lunar Rendezbrew XVII homebrew competition. A member of the Austin Zealots club, Martin used his brewing experience and resources to mimic a recipe from the Brewing Network's Jamil Zainasheff. Martin adds that he "...added acidulated malt and [he] thinks it gives it a little zip and helps with keeping the mash pH in the optimum range with the light malt bill..." Try this recipe out and let us know what variations work for you!

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Old Ale

Fortis Exordium Strong English 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.

This recipe courtesy Chris Daily won Best of Show at the Big Beer Bonanza Homebrew Competition

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Strong Scotch Ale

Oaked Wee Heavy

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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 gluten-free version of this uncommon style has a striking color, savory aroma, and malty flavors with mild caramel, subtle chocolate, and fruit esters. Oak adds vanilla and complexity, even if it’s not strictly to style.

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