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!

Traditional: Sweet Mead

Le Pomme 1

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Homebrewers Association

Joe Gerteis of Saint Paul, MN, member of the Saint Paul Homebrewers Club, won a gold medal in Category #29: Traditional Mead during the 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN. Gerteis’s Traditional Mead was chosen as the best among 96 entries in the category. Read More

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Other Mead: Open Category

Little Dark Heart

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Scot Schaar of Davenport, IA, member of the Saint Paul Homebrewers Club, won a gold medal in Category #30: Fruit Mead during the 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN. Schaar’s Fruit Mead was chosen as the best among 154 entries in the category and helped earn the Meadmaker of the Year title. Read More

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Common Cider

Westside Traditional

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Jeff Carlson of Grand Rapids, MI, member of the PrimeTime Brewers, won a gold medal in Category #32: Standard Cider & Perry during the 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN. Carlson’s Standard Cider & Perry was chosen as the best among 85 entries in the category. Read More

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New England Cider

Bobbing for Medals

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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: Specialty Cider & Perry during the 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN with the help of Amy Satterlund. Wilcox’s Specialty Cider & Perry was chosen as the best among 134 entries in the category and helped earn the Cidermaker of the Year title. Read More

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Robust Porter

Organic Juniper Porter

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Chris O'Brien, former part-owner of Seven Bridges Organic Homebrew Supply, does whatever he can to reduce his carbon footprint. He believes that homebrewing is an excellent way for beer drinkers to save the planet if you take the right steps to be sure you aren't overusing your resources. From collecting rainwater for cleaning to reusing glass bottles, his goal is to reduce waste in pursuit of a zero-waste homebrew process.

Try this homebrew recipe for a robust porter made entirely with organic malts and juniper berries. Depending on where you live, you might even be able to harvest your own juniper berries!

This recipe was originally featured in the March/April 2005 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association to access all Zymurgy issues dating to 2000!

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Pilsner

Vitoria Vienna Pilsner

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There are loads of things to think about when you're talking beer and food flavor dynamics, and Charlie Papazian is someone we certainly trust when it comes to identifying beer styles that cut and complement different foods. In his World of Worts column in Zymurgy a few years ago, he highlighted some important points about beer flavor that will inform your food pairing choices. Things to pay attention to when you're building your menu, just to name a few, are acidity, carbonation, the level of roasted character, and bitterness.

Charlie presented this recipe for his Vitoria Vienna Pils, describing it as a beer that reflects the flavors, aromas, and nuanced complexity of even the simplest of recipes. This unfiltered, naturally conditioned German-style Pilsner is a hop flavor- and hop aroma-enhanced lager with subtle toast malt character that will elevate any food accompaniment.

This recipe was originally featured in the January/February 2013 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association to access all Zymurgy issues through 2000!

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Scottish Heavy 70/-

Argentine Strong Scotch Ale

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It's probably safe to say that most homebrewers would be more than honored to have their recipes poured on commercial taps, and some have been lucky enough to have that opportunity. With the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition, you don't have to trade your day job for rubber boots and a malt shovel. It celebrates the bonds between America's professional and amateur craft brewers by judging commercially produced beers scaled up from award-winning AHA member homebrew recipes. This Argentine Strong Scotch Ale was originally created by Ron Yabut and was brewed by Elysian Brewing Co. in the 2007 GABF Pro-Am competition. It presents a toasty, sweet malt nose; has a medium-full body; and is malty-sweet in flavor with some pleasant fruity esters.

This recipe was originally featured in the January/February 2008 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

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