Lakefront Brewery Fixed Gear Pro Series All Grain Kit

SKU: U0653

Fixed Gear is a big, bold American red ale. It pours a glaring crimson tone with a rocky white head and a brilliant floral-citrus aroma, thanks to an aggressive dry hopping

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Fixed Gear is a big, bold American red ale. It pours a glaring crimson tone with a rocky white head and a brilliant floral-citrus aroma, thanks to an aggressive dry hopping. Its immodest, malty spine and intrepid caramel flavors blow in via gratuitous amounts of 2-row pale and dark caramel malts. A balanced citrus bite comes from Chinook and Cascade hops followed shortly by mild, fruity esters from the ale yeast. Since the opening of Northern Brewer Milwaukee in 2009, Lakefront Brewery has been a collaborator on a number of projects. This beer kit is the result of a close working relationship with Lakefront’s expert brewers.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style Amber Ale
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1065
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Great everytime Review by Justin
This is my go-to kit. I have brewed this kit 3 times and it is always great. Lots of good flavor. (Posted on 9/30/14)
swap out citra for centennial Review by DanS
I believe this beer kit was originally dry-hopped with chinook/centennial rather than chinook/citra. I'm not sure when (or why) they made the change, but it's better the old way.
I made this batch twice, once with the citra. I did not really like it. IMO, the mango flavor of the citra does not work well with this much of a malt flavor. It just comes out kind of cloyingly fruity. Then I made it with centennial instead of citra, and I would give that batch 4.5 stars. Much better balance, and the fruitiness is cleaner and more citrusy.
(Posted on 12/9/13)
Side by side taste test..... Review by Alex
Naturally, I had to try the real thing while drinking this pro-series kit. My batch was a little brighter and maybe a bit sweeter than the real thing. I haven't mastered my technique yet so I am going blame the differences on that. Definitely a good beer. (Posted on 2/26/13)
Amazing! Review by Chris
New home brewer, this was about my 4 kit, and WOW! Let it sit in bottles for a month and it was much better then when I tried it this first 7 days and even 14 days. (Posted on 9/26/12)
Just what I was looking for Review by Mark
A great beer that everyone loves. My second time brewing this beer. (Posted on 8/8/12)
More than expected Review by Wayne
I ended up with just over 6 gallons at 1.061. I could have boiled it down further to bring my numbers up, but no need. I got lots of beer with a great gravity. This beer is fantastic. Finished at 1.012. Beautiful taste and complexity. A great Red Ale. (Posted on 3/29/12)
Excellent beer Review by Bob
My brew club loved this beer. Tastes just like commercial version. I will brew again next fall. (Posted on 3/15/12)
Great beer Review by Josh
I brewed this one twice, both times my O.G. Was a bit low at 1.06. It did, however, turn out great. It got a 35.5 at the UMMO and would have scored higher with more malt balance. (Posted on 3/8/12)
best kit yet Review by James
I have brewed about 10 NB kits and this is by far the best. My OG was a little low but is still one of the beers I have had in awhile. (Posted on 2/19/12)
Taste great Review by Oddjob
To be honest, my batch turned out wonderful. Im so happy! (Posted on 2/8/12)
Great stuff. Review by Jake
Took the Lakefront tour this fall, loved this beer on the tour. Saw Northern brewer had a recipe so had to try it out. After 4 weeks in bottles this is spot on. (Posted on 1/25/12)
New Favorite, absolutly amazing! Review by Pat
Ended up at 1.060 w/4.5gal and added the first two hop additions (full 1 oz of each) for 60 min. Then dry hopped with the remaining 3 oz (that's what NB supplies you; why waste a good thing?) for one week.

But, absolutely an amazing beer! Faint smokiness from the Special B. Well balanced. Fermented out quickly and nicely down to 1.011! (w/their recommended dry yeast)

Come to think of it, this is really one of the best beers commercial or homebrew I've had in a while!

Thanks Lakefront and NB! I'll be making this one again, and again! (Posted on 12/8/11)
Enjoyable Fall Beer Review by Aaron Cool
I had a lot of high hopes for this beer, based on the description. I was pleased with the outcome as were my drinking buddies. It has a great aroma with a very subtly sweet finish. The specialty grains do good balancing the hops. The special-B does the trick to push this into a nice deep red hue. So far its been a great complement to the cooler weather. (Posted on 10/26/11)