Summer Ale Home Brewing Beer Kit

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Our Summer Ale is a light ale with a refreshing hop character, ideal for brewing and drinking during the warmer months. The alcohol level is on the mild side at approximately 3.8%, making this a good beer to drink when you want to be refreshed without drinking a heavy beer.  The hop character, which includes Cascade and Hallertau hops, is noticable, making this beer more flavorful than the typical commercial  light lager beer. Alcohol: 3.8%, IBU's 32.

Includes 6 pounds of blended malt extract, flavoring and aromatic hops, liquid yeast, and corn sugar for carbonation. Makes 5 gallons with a starting gravity of at least 1.039. Ease of Brewing: Beginner.

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

This shows our William's Summer Ale after 9 days in the bottle. It is a bit cloudy at this point, but the flavor is fresh and nicely balanced with crisp Cascade and Hallertau hop character.

Average rating 8.98275862068966 out of 10 ( based on 58 reviews )

Get it before it's gone

Review by Andrew H. on 5/13/2006

Pros: This is the greatest kit for a lite beer that is not too sweet but big on flavor. If your looking for a beer that the wife will enjoy. This is it. This beer is great with BBQ ribs and pizza. My freinds like it too.

Summer Ale

Review by Rob C. on 6/5/2006

Pros: Excellent beer for hot Florida days.Tastes a lot better than something from a grocery cooler.

Cons: Can't make it fast enough.

Excellent Beer

Review by Shawn R. on 6/30/2006

Pros: Just got back into brewing. Started with this kit. Excellent beer. Very well balanced. Great to drink on hot summer days. Will brew again and again.

A new twist to the backyard deck cookouts

Review by STU Goldsmith on 7/15/2006

Pros: Typically we would put a lot of easy to drink golden beers in bottles on ice in our backyard. This would draw in our guests to the food and the fun out on the deck. After a while though, we were just replicating a Corona commercial and the whole thing got tired. This beer put the fun back into that favorite of pastimes. The clear golden color rivals the sun and sparkles the bubbles as they cascade off the frozen glasses. The body is very light - not making you feel full. Still, the mildly sweet flavor is complemented by a sturdy finishing flavor from the hops that leaves your palet clean and ready for another sip. You could drink this beer very fast - but you'll want to go slow and relish the flavor. I brewed one and I'm going to order at least 2X more so I have some to brew when the season ends and this beer is no longer available. I want to be drinking this one and serving it well past Labor Day!!

Awesome Brew!

Review by Will W. on 6/2/2007

Pros: Decided to try this as my first kit from William's. VERY pleased with the results. The hop flavor and aroma of this beer are quite pleasing to the nose and palate for a light beer.

Cons: It's not available year round. ARE YOU LISTENING WILLIAM'S??? HINT, HINT.

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May 06, 2021 by Don

Q: I brewed this last week and have had minimal activity. I wonder if the yeast was bad. What type of yeast is used so I can repitch? I threw the old pack away

A: Wyeast Ringwood Ale, our catalog number Y49. Before pitching more yeast, be sure to take a specific gravity reading. You may find the beer is fermenting normally and is approaching final gravity.

Mar 24, 2021 by Don

Q: How can I increase the ABV and maintain the flavor profile?

A: Adding one pound of beet sugar in the last 15 minutes of the boil will increase the alcohol by about 1.2%, and should not affect the flavor too much.

Apr 23, 2019 by AP

Q: Does summer ale come in an all grain kit?

A: The summer ale is only available as an extract kit at this time.

Sep 08, 2017 by dave

Q: What is shelf life of a summer ale kit

A: Refrigerated, two months after receiving.

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