Dry Dock Paragon Apricot Blonde Pro-Series All Grain Beer Recipe Kit
Blonde ale: pale, refreshing, balanced. Already a crowd-pleaser, but add in apricot and you've got one of Dry Dock Brewing Co.'s most popular beers. A very light, slightly sweet malt body is the foundation, accompanied by minimal hopping and classic American yeast. The secret here is using real apricot puree, which contributes fresh apricot flavor, additional body and a bit of fruity tartness. Some apricot extract added at bottling supports the flavor and extends it. The perfect end to a summer evening, or an excellent pair for a light almond pastry.
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's 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'se sourced the same ingredients and kept all the recipe particulars the same, just scaled down to your homebrewery. Enjoy!
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|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Blonde Ale,Spice or Fruit Beer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
I have brewed this beer 4 times now. Each time I have been very pleased with the results. It's an easy kit to brew and have come out right. I find my final results come out just a little more tart then the original brewed by Dry Dock, but otherwise spot on! That is perfect for me. I prefer it a little less sweet. I will, in all likelihood, continue to brew this beer, periodically, for years to come. Keep it available, NB.
We just drank our first bottles last night . This beer is great. Very refreshing summer type ale. Yes we named it Apricotalypse Now!
My wife and I have kept Magic Hat #9 in our home for years. We have tried to replicate our beloved #9 since we started home brewing. The Dry Dock Paragon Apricot Blonde is as good (or dare we say "better") than the #9. Now we keep a Dry Dock kit in stock at all times and a keg in the kegorator.
Great beer for any beer lover. Mild bitterness that balances the malt and fruit. Tart and refreshing at two weeks post bottling and should get better with age. I used all the apricot flavoring at bottling time and it is very mild, not artificial tasting at all. OG 1.055, FG 1.099, 6.1% ABV Bottled with 1 pack of Knox gelatin and my beer is very clear!
Crowd pleaser. The puree gives a nice tartness. I used the saison yeast instead of US05.