Silver Medal Winner, 2008 Great American Beer Festival. Don’t judge a book by its cover, never judge a beer by its ABV. It may be mild in gravity, but this sessionable dark mild has big flavor. In fact, with less alcohol in the way, the true nuances of British malts have a chance to shine. Think biscuity, nutty undertones with gentle toffee and chocolate-like roast character, wrapped up in a smooth, full body. Balanced drams like this one are why British pint glasses are bigger. Dry Dock Brewing Company of Aurora CO is one of the hottest up and coming breweries in the US. In the 6 years that it has been open, it has racked up more than a dozen World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival medals, including Small Brewing Company of the Year. But to try one of their amazing brews you’d have to live in the tiny section of Colorado they cater to. Good thing for the rest of us Dry Dock has worked closely with Northern Brewer to develop these Pro-Series beer kits. We’ve sourced the same ingredients and kept all the recipe particulars the same, just scaled down to your homebrewery. Enjoy!
|Beer Kit Yield||5 Gallons|
|Recipe and Instructions||Click Here!|
|Beer Style||Brown Ale|
|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
- Light but flavorful Review by Howard
Compared to other low gravity ales this is a very good beer. It has a lot of roasty presence with moderate bitterness, and excellent nose from the 1968 yeast. So I gave it 5 stars this time to compensate for my earlier review. Keg conditioning prior to bottling has solved this (and other low-gravity) beer becoming over-carbonated in the bottle, so I can cellar it for months now. (Posted on 1/18/15)
- Tastes thin but maybe that's my fault Review by Howard
- Brewed this beer multi times love it Review by scott
Extract was great but the all grain has really blown me away. Poured out of a keg. Nice dark brown color off white head. Lots of roast and chocolate. This is a low abv beer that is packing tons of flavor.
OG every time Ive brewed it in extract was 1.037 and finished at 1.010 This time AG it came out to 11 Gallons with a OG of 1.042 finished at 1.018-1.020 which is 3.15%
Anyway love this beer will keep on brewing it. So far its the best mild I have ever drank commercial or other wise. (Posted on 2/13/13)
- Both light and flavorful Review by Matt G
Brew this beer for the deep sweet toasted grain aroma and light body. It pairs with pancakes well as I found while making dinner-for-breakfast. Age it for a month in the keg or bottle before you start drinking it and you will be rewarded. Drinkable does not mean forgetable! (Posted on 6/9/12)
- Rich and Sessionable Review by Big Trav