Empire Builder Imperial Cream Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit

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Creating the railroad empire across the west took considerable fortitude, commitment, and a strong back. Empire Builder Cream Ale is a nod to that incredible effort. This recipe boasts an original gravity of 1.074, certainly not for the weak of heart, and the sturdy malt backbone provides the basis on which this strength is founded.

Speaking of commitment, Americans have brewed the Cream Ale style for a century or more, growing and adapting it right along with our railways. This scaled up version of the classic boasts clean malt flavors, a firm bitterness, and features traditional adjuncts to achieve its medium body. Pouring with a deep golden hue and capped with a dense brilliantly white foam cloud, Empire Builder Cream Ale forges west into the sunset, never looking back.
Brewing Notes:
  • Style: Imperial Cream Ale
  • Fermentation Range: 60 - 73F
  • OG: 1.074
  • SRM: 5
  • IBUs: 31
  • ABV: 7.9%
Tasting Notes:
  • Clean, grainy malt character
  • Spicy, floral hop flavor
  • Faint alcohol notes
  • Medium-high body
  • Moderately long, smooth finish

 

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Additional information

SKU B11140
Beer Color Light
Original Gravity

1074

Total Time to Make 8 weeks
Regional Style USA
Alcohol Content High
Yield 5 Gallons
Beer Style American Pale Ale/Cream Ale
Fermentation Type Ale
Beer Recipe Kit Instructions Click here for recipe kit instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
79%
(42)
17%
(9)
2%
(1)
2%
(1)
0%
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D
D.J.

Unable to give a review because it is in the fermentation process .

D
D.
Not A Lawnmower Beer!

First Cream Ale I've made and this Imperial version really has a kick! Did 3 weeks in primary and right to bottling and keg. Sampling the keg it is a sipping beer for sure @ 8.40 ABV. Crisp start with a strong alcohol finish. I'm thinking about getting it again as a base and playing with some hops in it.

A
A.L.
Awesome

I am about a week from completion. but so far its great. 7.88% ABV and it smells awesome!

r
r.G.

Empire Builder Imperial Cream Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit

J
J.E.
Under Preasure

I brewed the Empire Builder Kit under pressure in a Kegland Keg and a spunding valve set at 15 PSI. I substituted Lutra instead of using the recommended yeast. The beer turned out great, almost lager like in only two weeks. As time has passed it has got even better.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
79%
(42)
17%
(9)
2%
(1)
2%
(1)
0%
(0)
D
D.J.

Unable to give a review because it is in the fermentation process .

D
D.
Not A Lawnmower Beer!

First Cream Ale I've made and this Imperial version really has a kick! Did 3 weeks in primary and right to bottling and keg. Sampling the keg it is a sipping beer for sure @ 8.40 ABV. Crisp start with a strong alcohol finish. I'm thinking about getting it again as a base and playing with some hops in it.

A
A.L.
Awesome

I am about a week from completion. but so far its great. 7.88% ABV and it smells awesome!

r
r.G.

Empire Builder Imperial Cream Ale Extract Beer Recipe Kit

J
J.E.
Under Preasure

I brewed the Empire Builder Kit under pressure in a Kegland Keg and a spunding valve set at 15 PSI. I substituted Lutra instead of using the recommended yeast. The beer turned out great, almost lager like in only two weeks. As time has passed it has got even better.