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!
|Total Time to Make||6 weeks|
|Beer Style||Blonde Ale,Spice or Fruit Beer|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
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.
This is a phenomenal beer. I added another pound of 2-row. One week in the primary racked to the secondary for two weeks then into the keg. The abv came in at 6.6 but you couldn't tell. This is an easy smooth tasting beer. I will keep this on tap year round.
Had this brew on tap at a bar in Brekenridge, and both the lady and I really enjoyed it. I did not follow the recipe to the letter, used .75oz of cascade and then added .75oz nugget just because I prefer a little bit more IBU. I was saving the last of the original for a side by side comparison, but I could not hold out long enough. A great summer, or hot afternoon beer, goes down smooth with great taste! A definite do again, with or without the additional hops.
I brewed this all-grain recipe back in March 2016. It was a huge hit at my Memorial Day weekend party. It was better than any commercial apricot ale I've tasted. The apricot really comes through. I will definitely make this a regular part of my spring brewing. This is one of the top kits I've brewed.