Holiday Ale Home Brewing Beer Kit

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  • Price: $49.99
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Since 1994, we have produced a spiced Holiday Ale every year for the Fall and Winter Holiday seasons. The current kit is based on a formulation we first perfected in 1999, and by popular demand, we have settled on this formulation ever since. A spiced honey brown ale, our Holiday Ale is spiced with orange peel, allspice and other spices. The spices balance the sweetness of the honey, and the resulting brown ale has a rich honey malt character and delicate bitterness.

Alcohol: 5.8%, IBU’s 35 Includes 9 lbs. of our blended malt extract and honey, mixed spices, flavoring hops, 125 ml of liquid ale yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.058. Ease of Brewing: Beginner

Click HERE to do download the instructions in PDF format.

This shows our Holiday Ale after about 3 weeks in the bottle.

Average rating 9.61224489795918 out of 10 ( based on 49 reviews )

Awesome brew

Review by goddebrian on 9/16/2005

Pros: This kit is very easy to brew and is a great item to share with family and friends at the holidays.

Cons: You have to wait for the liquid yeast to be ready before you can brew.

Holiday Ale

Review by JIM R. on 9/16/2005

Pros: For the past 8 years I have based a "Bah Humbug" Holiday party on the first weekend in December on this ale. Half of the 60 friends have come every year for this seasonal tasty ale...(as for the other half, my wife is beautiful and also a great cook!)

A True Holiday Treat

Review by killrwv7703 on 9/16/2005

Pros: A perfect brew to go with the holidays, Pumpkin pie in a bottle I like to call it. A mildly hopped brown ale with a spicy addition.

Cons: Don't drink more than maybe two at one setting......

Holiday ale WINS!

Review by Steve on 9/16/2005

Pros: This is an awesome, awesome beer. Probably one of my all-around favorite beers, either commercial or home-brewed. Last year I made only one batch of it, but this year, I'll make at LEAST three!

Cons: This is a perfect beer. There is nothing wrong with it.

William's Holiday Ale

Review by Keene3960 on 9/17/2005

Pros: Item is excactly what I am looking for. I have always done business by phone but this site is fantastic and will place orders on the internet from now on.

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Oct 17, 2020 by Don

Q: What yeast is shipped with this kit?

A: Wyeast 1028 London Ale.

Oct 16, 2020 by JAKE

Q: Can I force carbonate this kit 36 hrs @ 30 psi and 36f without priming sugar or do I have to wait 9-14 days @ RT?

A: Yes, you can force carbonate or prime with sugar.

Sep 20, 2018 by Steve

Q: Living in Florida I have to wait until late in the year to brew. I'll be brewing Fireside again and I know I can order it later..Always wanted to try "Holiday" but it's always out of stock later. How long can I store this in my fridge if I order now?

A: This kit will be available through mid-November, so it is better to wait until November instead of ordering it now. The malt and hops will last for months in the fridge, but the yeast will probably need to be replaced after a couple of months.

Oct 09, 2017 by Sid

Q: What variety of hops are used in this beer?

A: English Fuggles and Czech Saaz.

Sep 11, 2017 by Ryan

Q: Does this come in an all-grain version?

A: No, just an extract version.

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