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The Innkeeper Extract Kit


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Spicy, herbal, and English biscuits. Flashes of clean citrus and chewy minerals blend into a complex finish that is refreshingly bitter and remarkably dry. A classic strong pale ale recipe.

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The Innkeeper Extract Kit

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  • The Innkeeper Strong Pale Ale Recipe Kit Extract
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Thirty six major awards. Four-time Brewers International Champion. Four-time CAMRA Beer of the Year. Simply put, the muse for this recipe kit has won more awards than any other English beer, period. From very simple ingredients comes a wonderfully well-balanced dram of classic strong pale ale. Spicy, herbal, and English biscuits. Flashes of clean citrus and chewy minerals blend into a complex finish that is refreshingly bitter and remarkably dry. The way a pint was meant to taste. Truly spot on!

This kit is available with the original Wyeast 1469 Yorkshire Ale Yeast Strain.

We strongly recommend ordering dry yeast in the summer months. We do include complimentary ice packs with all liquid yeasts, but it is difficult to guarantee that the ice packs will survive the trip given transit times and particularly hot temperatures.

Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for The Innkeeper Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1043
Total Time to Make4 weeks
4.5 / 5.0
167 Reviews
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Not very impressed
I brewed this beer a few months ago.

All around a pretty unremarkable beer, IMO. I found it to be bland save an unpleasant after taste.

The beer settled in at about 4.2% abv.

Friends and family drank it and said they enjoyed it, but never asked for more. I still have 10 22 oz. bombers laying around... Secretly hoping that they get better with age. I will probably end up just bringing them to the office to give away to my coworkers who enjoy trying my beer.

Again, disappointed with this one. Was really looking forward to it.
November 7, 2017
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review. We are sorry that you found this beer to not meet expectations. We will have Customer Service contact you soon to help with our Kit Guarantee/replacement.
November 7, 2017
Todd JStaff
Friends Favorite
This was a great beer. Easy to brew and ready to drink fast. Great malt flavor, it is my friends favorite beer and went fast. Looking forward to brewing the all-grain version soon
October 13, 2016
Added Oak for Cask Emulation
Added 1 oz French Oak chips (Medium Toast) to primary one week prior to kegging. Was happy with a subtle oak contribution that didn't overpower the ale. Will be adding this one to the rotation more frequently.
October 11, 2016
Kit was well put together
Kit was great. Very nice ingredients.
September 24, 2016
beer good
Clean, crisp, freshing, great beer for these hot summer days. I have a feeling it will be a great beer on those cold days too.
July 18, 2016
The go to!!!
The innkeeper is one of my favorite brews to make. The cost is great and it is easy to do. This batch BZ Brewery added 1 oz of ginger which added a really nice touch. If you are looking for a great beer that is easy to make the Innkeeper is the brew for you. This is Nick from BZ Brewery and where bringing it to you!!!
June 12, 2016
Great Summertime Beer
This is my second time brewing this ale. Very drinkable and refreshing.
May 26, 2016
As described
Kit was an easy brew. Hit OG and FG on the nose. Would by again.
May 25, 2016
Clean citus refreshing...
Only 7 days in the bottle(I had to taste test) and wow, clean citrus with a malty background. I think in another week this is going to be good stuff! I will be adding this to my list of beers to keep on hand! Mine fermented down to 1.007 so a little boozy on the back but I could drink this on a hot day no problem!
May 17, 2016
Excellent summer brew
Brewed, bottled and ready in four week. Just had my second and third bottle today. Nice low ABV. Good flavor, not too hoppy with a nice carbonation. If you like a traditional British pub session ale you cannot go wrong with this recipe. I'm already trying to decide if I should brew another batch for the summer. I make a lot of higher ABV brews and those tend to have a lot more forward flavor. This was impressively good and satisfying. But if you like your beers over the top with hop, then stop. Do not pass go. But if you like your brew with more malt flavors check this one out.
May 5, 2016
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I am closing in on the second week of fermentation. In the secondary, this beer seems darker than I anticipated. Is there a problem?
Jon F on Feb 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have brewed this kit about 6 times. The color is slightly more caramel colored than the picture. Although the instructions say it is ready in 2 weeks, I've found that another week in secondary improves the flavor. It gives the yeast a chance to clean up some of the off flavors that can taste slightly phenolic. And, it helps to clarify.
Ale is dark, in secondary. Did I screw up?
A shopper on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: something else to think about, what water did you use? Well, City, Bottled? What was the pH? metals in water can make color darker. Cities typically add things to their water (i.e. Fluoride, Eucalyptis etc..) Ales should lean towards basic while lagers tend to be more acidic.
Should the finished product be slightly cloudy?
A shopper on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In my experience it takes at least 10 days before it becomes very clear after bottling. When you first bottle or a keg your beer it's going to be cloudy because of yeast remaining in it. When you first bottle or keg your beer it's going to be cloudy because of yeast remaining in it. Just give it some time.
I kegged this brew and my initial impression is that it is pretty dry and slightly cidery, reminding me of old school kits that used large amounts of corn sugar. I am also not seeing much in the way of head retention. Does this sound right?I know that there was a decent amount of corn sugar in the recipe but I am wondering if I screwed something up.
A shopper on Dec 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My last batch was bottle conditioned. Notes indicate that carbonation was low with little to no mention of a foamy head. Taste matured without bitterness by the 29th day. On this particular brew I did reserve half the extract for a late addition. The reference books I use suggest that cidery beer is the result of too high a ratio of corn sugar to malt in the recipe. YMMV

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