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!

Classic Rauchbier

Rauch Me Baby!

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Homebrewers Association

Larry Reuter of Akron, OH, member of the Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ), won a gold medal in Category #22: Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer during the 2014 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Grand Rapids, MI with the help of Donna. Reuter’s Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer was chosen as the best among 403 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Specialty Beer

Emily

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Homebrewers Association

Sean Kampshoff of Minneapolis, MN, member of the Minnesota Home Brewers Association, won a gold medal in Category #23: Specialty Beerduring the 2014 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Grand Rapids, MI. Kampshoff’s Specialty Beer was chosen as the best among 463 final round entries in the category. Read More

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Melomel: Other Fruit

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Homebrewers Association

Matthew Weide of Minneapolis, MN, member of the Minnesota Home Brewers Association, won a gold medal in Category #25: Melomel (Fruit Mead) during the 2014 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Grand Rapids, MI. Weide’s Melomel (Fruit Mead) was chosen as the best among 127 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2014 NHC Meadmaker of the Year title. Read More

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Common Perry

Bartlett Perry

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Homebrewers Association

Edward Walkowski of N. Abington Twp., PA won a gold medal in Category #27: Standard Cider and Perry during the 2014 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Grand Rapids, MI. Walkowski’s Standard Cider and Perry was chosen as the best among 110 final round entries in the category and helped earn the 2014 NHC Cidermaker of the Year title. Read More

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Munich Dunkel

Springside Armenian Dunkel

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Homebrewers Association

This beer recipe is featured in the July/August 2006 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership, along with access to the online digital archive.

AHA founder Charlie Papazian shares the story behind this uniquely-named dark lager:

"The origins of the recipe were brewed as a German-style dunkel (dark) lager, but my recipe has morphed into a life of its own (or maybe my own). A bit too dark, cocoa-like with a hefty foundation of hop character, it defines its own style. And, well, because I'm Armenian and I can, I've named it Springside Armenian Dunkel because it is springtime as I enjoy the latest glassful."

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Kölsch

Bon-Bon Kölsch

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Homebrewers Association

Itching to brew a lager, but can't hit those chilly fermentation temperatures? Look no further than this light-hybrid recipe which makes for a very lager-like Kölsch using only ale yeast. The late Dr. George Fix first presented this recipe in the 1997 Zymurgy Special Issue, and then again in the article "30 Years of AHA and Zymurgy" (November/December 2008 Zymurgy).

Brewer's Comments Fix's opinion on Kölsch is that "slightly bigger is better." From his travels to Cologne, where the style originated, Fix thinks true, commercial examples of Kölsch are hoppier and maltier than described in the AHA style guidelines. Wheat is also an important element for achieving an authentic Kölsch character.


View the Homebrew Recipes archive for past recipes posted to HomebrewersAssociation.org, as well as the Homebrewopedia for a wide selection of recipes, including past National Homebrew Competition winners.

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Belgian Dubbel

Dubbel Your Pleasure

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Homebrewers Association

Often recipes are brewed to fit within a specific classic style, especially if the brew is headed for competition. But how often do you formulate a recipe with cooking and pairing in mind? Hombrew Chef Sean Paxton presents this delicious Belgian dubbel recipe with alternative ingredient additions that will enhance the beer's presence when used to cook or pair with various proteins.

For more suggestions on meal recipes and pairings using this dubbel, review Paxton's article "Brewing (and Cooking) for Flavor" in the January/February 2011 issue of Zymurgy. This issue and many more can be accessed instantly via the eZymurgy online archive and Zymurgy mobile app.

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Specialty Beer

Summer Time American Wheat Wine

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Homebrewers Association

Barleywines are rooted in their strength, malt-forward sweetness and, in some cases, rampant hopping. But what if you want to push the limits of the style? What if you are seeking to brew an "alternative barleywine?" AHA Governing Committee member Drew Beechum set out with his club to answer that exact question, and one of the results was this recipe for Summer Time Wheat Wine.

This recipe consists of equal parts wheat and pale malt, with a touch vienna and honey. The mix of American and German noble hops make for a subdued hop profile, but a more aggressive "west coast" hop regimen can be used for a deliciously hoppy wheat wine.

But be careful if you plan to enjoy this beer at your next barbeque—the high alcohol content can go unnoticed among the smooth and slightly sweet ale. It's a sneaky one!


For more information on this recipe and other "alternative barleywine" recipes, read "Totally Twisted Barleywines" by Drew Beechum in the March/April 2007 Zymurgy.

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