Surly Bitter Brewer Pro Series All Grain Kit

SKU: U0513

The Pro Series beer kits have been developed in conjunction with professional brewers, using their own award-winning beer recipes.

Surly Brewing Company is the fastest growing brewery in the US. Their beer is so popular that they recently had to stop distributing to anywhere but the Twin Cities to keep up with demand there. Bitter Brewer is not your typical bitter but a rather sessionable American/British ale with a quite a bit of hop flavor and aroma. Normally available only as a seasonal offering from Surly Brewing.

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Recommended: Deluxe 10 Gallon All-Grain System

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First one in, last one out, sweltering in the summer, freezing in the winter. Years of toiling and boiling have turned Surly Brewing Company head brewer Todd into a cynical, bitter brewer...You too can get bitter without all the fuss. Simply brew this scathingly modern take on the classic British Bitter in the comfort of your own home. Pale orange in color, this ale gets intense toast and marmalade character from British malt and American hops. Dry-hopping brings the floral citrus aromas. So go ahead, get bitter!

A note on yeast: Surly uses White Labs WLP007 Dry English Ale; with Surly's blessing, we suggest Wyeast 1335 as the default option so customers (especially mail order customers) can more easily evaluate viability before brewing.

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style USA
Beer Style British Pale Ale/Bitter
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1040
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Great take on a traditional beer Review by michael
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This is a lovely refreshing version of my favorite style. The dry hopping makes this a fantastically tasty and drinkable beer. (Posted on 11/7/13)
Excellent beer... Review by Shawn
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All I can say is... this may well be the best beer I've ever tasted.... BAR NONE!!!. I brewed the partial mash kit, but would really like to try the all grain kit. Looks like it's out of stock. If it were available, I'd order it. This beer would be a mainstay in my rotation if it remained in stock.

Excellent beer.... I just can't say it enough. (Posted on 4/6/13)
Great session beer Review by AndyS
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Perfect bitter ale, can't keep my hands off of it. Passes muster with a British friend, great American take on an English bitter. (Posted on 1/1/12)
This is an amazing brew! Review by Thomas
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This might be my favorite clone I've ever brewed. I've done the Partial and AG versions and they are both terrific. It does age remarkably well. This kit will be in constant rotation for me. (Posted on 8/29/11)
great session beer Review by Fritz
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Another nice pro series collaberation between NB and Surly. It has a nice "cracker" malt back bone to it with a great fruity marmalade hop flavor and aroma. Oddly this got better with age, maybe because the huge late hop additions mellowed allowing the malt to pop through. Next batch I may kick up the crystal malt about a 1/3 of a pound or so. (Posted on 8/25/11)
Wonderful Session Beer Review by Jason
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Bought up some of Surly's Bitter Brewer before it was gone so I got to taste this kit and the original side by side. It was about dead on, if it hadn't been side by side there is no way I could have told any difference. Glad to be able fill in the rest of the year with Bitter Brewer since this is just a seasonal beer for Surly. Tons of flavor and character for a 4.1% ABV beer. The pile of dry hops is what really makes this beer, nice work guys! (Posted on 8/11/11)
Best kit I've ever brewed. Review by Muskiecf
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This is a perfect summer time session beer. Full of flavor but low abv. I used whitelabs 002 yeast in it was finished in 4 days! I kegged after just 2 weeks. No need to 2ndary with that strain. After the first week I dropped it to 55 degress and it conditioned nicely. I dry hopped in the keg using a nylon bag to give it a awesome aroma. CheerS! This will be my house beer from here on out. (Posted on 6/4/11)