The Innkeeper Extract Kit

SKU: U1810
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Thirty six major awards. Four-time Brewers International Champion. Four-time CAMRA Beer of the Year. Simply put, the muse for this kit has won more awards than any other English beer, period. From very simple ingredients comes a wonderfully well-balanced dram. Spicy, herbal, and English biscuits. Flashes of clean citrus and chewy minerals blend into a complex finish that is refreshingly bitter and remarkably dry. The way a pint was meant to taste. Truly spot on! For a limited time, this kit is available with the original Wyeast 1469 Yorkshire Ale Limited Edition Yeast Strain.

The Innkeeper Extract Kit

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Innkeeper is my favorite beer that I have ever made. Review by Bruce
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To begin with, let me say that if you are not interested in making a session ale, no need to read this post. A session ale, as served in English pubs, is a relatively low-alcohol beer intended to see you through the evening. Meaning you can have a few pints and still get on the tube (mind the gap).

As research, my grown son and I went to London last year to visit pubs and drink real ale. We managed to visit 26 pubs in a week. We also liked the pub grub.

I have been brewing off and on since 1970, mostly without any great success. Lately I have been interested in brewing session ales like the English bitters we had in London. So, I decided to try the Innkeeper kit from Northern Brewer. It is a Timothy Taylor Landlord clone.
My latest batch of Innkeeper is the best beer I have ever made. It a classic English bitter; it could be served in any London pub. But it didn't start out that way. I have made eight batches of Innkeeper.

The first four did not turn out well because I made some yeast mistakes (Don't mail-order liquid yeast in the summer, and don't try to make Innkeeper with dry yeast)

But the fifth batch of Innkeeper was a very good bitter. I made it with WY-1469 West Yorkshire yeast. I shared a liter with my son who thought it was perfect.

So, my conclusion is that it is well worth working on a style until you get it right. Batch eight of Innkeeper is now in the fermenter. (Posted on 4/21/14)
Lackluster (maybe major improvement w/age though) Review by Mark
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Carbed very well, perfect head, but not a lot of flavor in my opinion. My friend liked it better than I. I had one stray bottle lying around an extra 6-9 weeks after brewing and it seemed to have more character. I like the name, but prefer all the other varieties I've bought from NB. (Posted on 3/2/14)
Good Beer Review by Sean
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I found the beer complex and refreshing. With three kinds of hops the hop flavor is not overwhelming and enhances the beer. The reason I gave it a four was that I found that I have made better English Pale Ales. The bitter is great, but I found that the citrus and other flavors were not really there. I expected more malt flavor, but overall a great beer. Be careful if you keg this beer. It carbonates really fast and stays highly carbonated for over a week. (Posted on 2/10/14)
Perfection Review by Scott
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I fermented this for two weeks and then bottled it up. 5 days later I tried it. It was awesomely carbonated and tasted great. Thinking about keeping this on hand all the time for when I need a quick brew. (Posted on 1/30/14)
Can't Wait to Try This One Review by Jon
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Doing my first batch of this now, and just put in in for secondary fermentation this past weekend. Easy to brew, and it looks and smells like it is going to be great. I can't wait to give it a try in about 3 weeks! (Posted on 1/28/14)
Very good beer, and easy to brew Review by Michael
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I'm only on my sixth or seventh batch of homebrew (all with extract kits), but this turned out to be the best yet. Very easy to brew. We had some complications because a cold spell rendered our basement much colder than recommended for the yeast. It delayed the fermentation, but the flavor turned out great, with a very good carbonation as well. (Posted on 1/2/14)
Medal winner! Review by Daniel
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Brewed this at the end of July 2013. Kegged 1/2 for a party and bottled the rest. Keg was empty in no time! Entered in a competition in August and it scored well but no place. Last week (Dec) Entered another competition and it pulled a gold medal out of 14 category entries. This is really good with a little age on it. I have been asked to brew this for a super bowl party which I am happy to oblige! (Posted on 12/9/13)
Number One in My Rotation Review by Richard
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This isn't a beer that will knock your socks off. But for me, it strikes the perfect balance: between the malt & hops, the mouthfeel vs. light drinkability, sessionable but interesting. I always try to have a higher gravity style on-tap, as well as a lighter, session type. I've brewed over 100 kits in the past few years, and this one is the "lighter" style that I've repeated more than any other. I think this is an ale that is better at it's freshest - the first two weeks after kegging. Good thing, because it's so easy to drink it rarely lasts more than a couple of weeks. You can't go wrong with this one. (Posted on 12/8/13)
ok. nothing to jump up and down for Review by Becon
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I brewed this for friends and gf who are BMC drinkers and it didn't get reviews from them. It was a little to much flavor. My biggest gripe about this brew is the watery thin mouth feel. It is about two weeks in the bottle. I will sit on the rest and see what some more time will bring. It will be drunk, but not the beer to brag about. (Posted on 12/5/13)
Better and more flavorful than i anticiped. Review by John
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After The normal Waiting Period We Sampled The Innnkeeper. Nice color, good Flavor, Head, And body. DiD Not Expect Such Good Results From AN extract Kit.! (Posted on 12/3/13)

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