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Town Hall Hope and King Scotch Ale Pro Series Extract Kit


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The Pro Series beer kits have been developed in conjunction with professional brewers, using their own award-winning beer recipes.

Town Hall Brewery's beer is renowned throughout the US, but only available at their amazing brewpubs in Minneapolis - until now. One of a handful of breweries to have an "A" rating on BeerAdvocate.com, it is known for producing high-quality beers in both experimental and classic styles.

An interpretation of the classic scotch ale that originated in Glasgow, Scotland. A full-bodied ale, rich in malt complexity.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.

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

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Bronze Medal Winner, 2002 and 2004 Great American Beer Festival, Gold Medal Winner, 2011 Great American Beer Festival. "Our interpretation of the classic ale that originated in Glasgow, Scotland. A full-bodied ale, rich in malt complexity. Brewed with both English and American barley and many, many specialty malts allowing hints of roasted chocolate, caramel and raisins with very little hop presence." - Town Hall Head Brewer Mike Hoops.

Recommended: 2-stage fermentation and yeast starter.
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsClick Here for Town Hall Hope and King Scotch Ale Pro Series Extract Kit Brewing Instructions
Regional StyleBritish
Original Gravity1060
Total Time to Make2 months
4.9 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Let it age! You won't be disappointed!
I brewed this may in early May, in primary for 2 weeks, then secondary for 4 weeks. I bottle carbed it and let it sit for three weeks. I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed in this one. It was a decent scotch ale but nothing great. Note to self, this vastly improves with age. My buddy came over to brew with me yesterday and we sampled another bottle and wow did it smooth out to be an incredible Scotch ale! Three months conditioning changed this from a 3 star review to 5 no questions asked.
October 7, 2013
This one came out excellent! I followed the recipe (extract kit) but it did take longer to carbonate, more like 3 weeks ( @2 weeks it was quite flat). It now has about 4 weeks in the bottle and is excellent. Very smooth and malt-a-lisious! Just let it condition a bit longer than the 2 weeks and you will be rewarded!! I'll definitely do this one up again.
April 28, 2016
THHK 2.0 just as good as the first
I brewed this beer four years ago as my sixth homebrew. I wrote a review that my last bottle (almost 2 years old) was the best and that I would definitely brew this again. Because of NB's great selection of recipes it has taken me this long to get to it and it is SOB(Steve's Own Brew)#35. Brewed on 5/7/16. I did a yeast starter with the Wyeast simply because I had never done one and fermentation started within 8 hours. OG of 1.072. Fermented at 64 degrees. Did not secondary and bottled on 6/2. FG of 1.015. I try to stay away from it so that I will have a case this fall but it is hard not to drink it. Malty, caramel, slight taste of raisin(?), and a slight bitterness to it. Tan head that stays throughout the drink and a wonderfully clear brown-ruby color. Give it two or three months to condition and you will be rewarded. Hopefully it won't take another 29 brewings to get to THHK 3.0.
August 3, 2016
Wonderful beer
When ever I make a beer for the 1st time I follow the recipe exactly. I cannot think of a way to improve on this one (maybe a pound of smoked grains). This is a malty giant and hits the style perfectly. After 3 weeks I transferred to a keg and let it rest another 2 weeks. The result is wonderful clarity, creamy lasting head and a strong backbone at 6.6% abv.
October 1, 2015
scotch ale
This has an unbelievable malty flavor and lightly hopped the way scotch ale is.Everybody loves scotch ale if they have had one, it's hard to stop at one.If you are a knew brewer or an old one you will like this brew.Happy brewing
November 19, 2015
A Malty Beast
This might be my favorite Northern Brewer extract kit. It makes a wonderfully malty ale that is not heavy in the least. Last December, I gave a few different home brews to a craft beer loving neighbor. About a week later, he saw me out walking, stopped his car and began raving about this Scotch Ale. I have brewed it several times and it makes a perfect beer for the autumn months. My third batch is in the secondary and will be ready to drink on the opening weekend of college football.
August 3, 2017
3 months ago
Pro Series YES!
I keep trying different recipes. ONCE I hit this one I ordered all of the Pro Series. They are a step above. BUT Town Hall Hope etc, continues to be one of the top ten guest favorites!
June 23, 2017
4 months ago
Absolutely delicious! You won't be dissappointed in this kit!
I typically brew all grain, but due to it being winter and cold outside, I decided to try a kit. I'm a fan of Town Hall brewer, so I thought I'd give this kit a go. I was pleasantly surprised! It doesn't have the "kit" flavor I was expecting. In fact, all of my guests have not been able to guess this came from a kit at all. You do need to give this a full 6 weeks, but if you have the time, it's mouthwateringly delicious! Only problem is that it will be gone very soon because it's a real crowd pleaser.
March 6, 2016
I first brewed this using the wrong yeast by accident. I used Safale 05 dry yeast and instead of using 1/4 oz of Cascade hops as the directions called for, I used the entire 1 oz pack. The beer has a very nice hop flavor and is a very smooth drinker. I have just racked a second batch in which I used the liquid yeast called for and used on 1/4 oz of the Cascade hops. After sampling the beer before racking to the secondary, it is very smooth, without the high hop flavor that my first batch had. This is a GREAT Beer! Will keep this one in rotation.
April 12, 2012
Outstanding Scotch Ale
This is the first Scotch Ale I've brewed and I love it. Perfectly malty. As others have said, let this sit for 3 months and it becomes great beer. Lots of late hops so I'd advise a hop bag. Like a bonehead I used carbonation drops and followed the package instructions (2 per 22 oz), so it's ridiculously over-carbonated. If you look at the weight of the drops it's obvious that this is too much.
May 22, 2017
1 year ago
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what is the difference in flavor with the different yeast?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can actually expect very similar results with any of the yeast options. Many like dry yeast because it is cheap and shelf stable and easy to use. Many like Wyeast as it has built in activation and the yeast have never been dehydrated. Omega offers the same high quality strain but have 1.5 times as much yeast. Basically the same strain, but three different forms. Stick with what you know is often the best advice.
Has anyone aged this beer in a bourbon barrel? How did it turn out?
J F on Apr 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sounds delicious! Let us know how it turns out!

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