Sierra Madre Pale Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit
Decidedly clean, firmly hoppy, and drinkably bitter. More than any other, this widely-imitated ale is responsible for bringing craft beer into the national consciousness and re-introducing America to real beer. Now it's a classic. And thanks to the fresh ingredients and expert know-how packed into this recipe kit, it's a classic you can brew and enjoy at home.
All of you out there currently enjoying that chocolate Bourbon-barrel-Brettanomyces continuously-wet-hopped Imperial black IPA, take a moment and say a silent "thank you" to the humble West Coast American Pale Ale. Sure, it might seem tame to your 21st century craft beer sensibilities and overloaded palate, but back when Northern Brewer was four dudes and a 20-foot storefront, this style was considered "extreme" beer -- and it's still going strong.
This isn't an ale that feels the need to jump up and down and scream for your attention. It's cooly confident you'll come looking for it when you're ready to appreciate the understated, so-much-more-than-basic beauty of a true classic.
From Chico, California to all points of the compass, whether you're pairing it with Mexican, burgers and fries, or just conversation, there's always a good time and a place for Sierra Madre Pale Ale.
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
As a clone I was expecting a good match to the original. While the brew turned out well, it’s not as crisp as the original. Also finishes heavier in the mouth...more buttery. Turned out a few shades darker than the original as well. This was for the extract kit so maybe that made a difference.
Firstly I would like to say that with every other Northern Brewer Extract kit I’ve done they have turned out amazingly. Super popular with the lads. The Sierra Madre had great taste but for whatever reason it turned out flat. Despite following the recipe religiously I was a disappointed to taste a flat beer even though the colour was gorgeous. I put it down to an error in the process from my end. I shall give it another go but will upgrade from the priming solution to the Fizz Drop moving forward. Still it was a valuable lesson
I'm sure it will be good
Very easy! Brewed 7/20 OG 1.055 to
2nd 7/25, bottle 8/22 FG 1,008 Debut taste 9/5 sweet aftertaste 2nd taste less sweet more age improves taste!
Now a sure bet to reorder soon!
Great Brew! A great tasting beer but a lot of grain and hops at bottom after two fermentation. Need a better filter in the siphon to remove it all.