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Alpha LeonisStoutNorthern BrewerNamed for the brightest star in the ancient constellation Leo, Alpha Leonis Stout is our tribute to the unique tropical stout ­style brewed in the warmer climates of the southern hemisphere. Flavored with rare Southern Star hops and dark crystal malts for a warming rum-like flavor with hints of coffee and chocolate, Alpha Leonis is truly a one-of- a-kind brew in every way. 4/23/20175/21/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Mmmmmmm. Goood
Alpha LeonisStoutNorthern BrewerNamed for the brightest star in the ancient constellation Leo, Alpha Leonis Stout is our tribute to the unique tropical stout ­style brewed in the warmer climates of the southern hemisphere. Flavored with rare Southern Star hops and dark crystal malts for a warming rum-like flavor with hints of coffee and chocolate, Alpha Leonis is truly a one-of- a-kind brew in every way. 6/23/20187/21/2018Y
Brewer's Comments: Bottle: 7/21/2018
Azacca Single-Hop Pale Ale Pale AleNorthern BrewerAzacca honors ritual with the straw body of a simple pale ale grist cursed by intense mango, citrus and pine. Mixing up the medicine with one of the most sought-after new hop varieties, Azacca pins firm bittering into mild caramel sweetness. A feast of distinct flavors from complex grapefruit and lemon to old-growth evergreen forest are just a trick—Azacca pale ale is a particularly pleasant, sessionable pint.1/1/20172/12/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Nice citrus flavor... not too hoppy.
Azacca Single-Hop Pale Ale Pale AleNorthern BrewerAzacca honors ritual with the straw body of a simple pale ale grist cursed by intense mango, citrus and pine. Mixing up the medicine with one of the most sought-after new hop varieties, Azacca pins firm bittering into mild caramel sweetness. A feast of distinct flavors from complex grapefruit and lemon to old-growth evergreen forest are just a trick—Azacca pale ale is a particularly pleasant, sessionable pint.5/27/20187/8/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Dry hop: 6/24/2018; Bottle: 7/8/2018
Bastard Stepson Ginger BeerGinger BeerNorthern BrewerAs if life wasn't already tough enough for this ginger, his bastard brother always seemed to make matters worse. Truth be told, the ginger was always the better of the two bastard brothers, but when trouble came for one it always seemed to come for the other..7/9/20178/6/2017NYMN
Brewer's Comments: Secondary, added the ginger and 2 tbsp vanilla extract: 23 Jul; Bottle: 6 August; Ready 20 August
Bastard Stepson RootbeerTraditional Cream StoutNorthern BrewerEven if this were his Father’s Root Beer, he wouldn’t know. The Bastard Stepson Root Beer started out as a wholesome traditional cream stout, but after mixing things up with a rowdy bunch from the other side of the aisles turned into something a bit more mischievous...3/5/20174/2/2017YYYY
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Black Dog LagerLagerBrocksSchwarzbier, which is a German dark lager 4/29/20186/17/2018YYY
Brewer's Comments: Ferment in primary for 10 days at 47°F. Diacetyl Rest for 3 days at 57°F. Gradually lower to 48°F and hold for 8 days. Gradually lower to 33°F and hold another 16 days. Fg 1020,
Bourbon Barrel PorterPorterNorthern BrewerBourbon barrel aged beers have been a hugely popular style ever since their inception in the early '90s by American craft brewers. By starting with a stronger-than average robust porter, then infusing it with Bourbon soaked oak, the end result is quite possibly the best beer ever. The intense aroma and flavor of toasted American oak and the sweet graininess of good bourbon meld with the bittersweet roastiness of porter to make for a very characterful beer. 5/14/20176/25/2017MYYN
Brewer's Comments: over carbonated... at least 8 bottles blew up... used the 5 ounce sugar pack... cut back to no more than 4 ounces.
Brickwarmer Holiday Red AleAmber AleNorthern BrewerThis strong-ish American amber ale is built for the cold: a substantial gravity for snowy weather. Malty but not too sweet, just enough bitterness to balance, a definite but not overstated citrus hop profile (bolstered by real citrus!), this is far from your normal holiday ale. Its saturated copper-red hue comes from a blend of malts: pale chocolate adds a warm, toasty dimension and suggestions of black tea to the fig-and-toffee profile of two authentic English caramel malts. The earthy and dark dried-fruit character of the malt segues into bright floral citrus, thanks to the resinous lime-and-flowers velvet punch of Styrian Celeia and a charge of sweet orange peel at the end of the boil.9/4/201710/1/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 09/17/17; Bottle: 10/01/17
Brut DryPABrut IPANorthern BrewerThis style gained massive popularity almost overnight. Originating from a brewery in San Francisco in 2017, the Brut IPA utilizes special techniques and enzymes that allow this style to easily ferment down to, or even under, a specific gravity of 1.000. This IPA style is brewed with restrained bitterness, allowing the hop aromatics and flavor to be highlighted in a unique, subtle way. A simple malt bill dries out into a complex bouquet of hops. Together, they create a light, effervescent beer with all the big aromas and flavors of your favorite bubbly treat. The pairing of (Nelson) Sauvin and (Hallertau) Blanc results in a similar flavor and aromatic profile as the Sauvignon Blanc wine grape. This hop combination shines thanks to the light, dry finish making this IPA reminiscent of a dry sparkling white wine. Brut DryPA is our take on this skyrocketing style, and it does not disappoint.9/30/201810/20/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 10/14/2018; Bottle: 10/28/2018; dry hop at secondary.. vol 3.0... kegged 10/20/18 ... fg 1.004, force carb about 20 psi
Caribou Slobber American Brown AleNorthern BrewerYour new favorite session beer. Dense layers of malt, caramel, baking chocolate, and a hint of light-roast coffee give way to reveal a hop character you'll be surprised to find if you're used to drinking English brown ale. 6/3/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: ; Bottle: 7/15/2018
Caribou Slobber English Brown AleNorthern BrewerYour new favorite session beer. Dense layers of malt, caramel, baking chocolate, and a hint of light-roast coffee give way to reveal a hop character you'll be surprised to find if you're used to drinking English brown ale. 1/2/20172/12/2017YYYN
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Chocolate Milk StoutMilk StoutNorthern BrewerA milk stout (brewed with lactose sugar for body and residual sweetness) laced with pure cacao nibs in secondary. The lactose is unfermentable by yeast, so it adds a milky, creamy, rich sweetness and lots of body. A chocolate milk stout takes the above formula, then adds even more richness with the inclusion of exotic cacao nibs, the seeds that give us chocolate. Unrefined as they are, cacao nibs bring light fruity notes, sumptuous delicate chocolate, and hints of earth.2/12/20173/26/2017YYYN
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Chocolate Milk StoutMilk StoutNorthern BrewerA milk stout (brewed with lactose sugar for body and residual sweetness) laced with pure cacao nibs in secondary. The lactose is unfermentable by yeast, so it adds a milky, creamy, rich sweetness and lots of body. A chocolate milk stout takes the above formula, then adds even more richness with the inclusion of exotic cacao nibs, the seeds that give us chocolate. Unrefined as they are, cacao nibs bring light fruity notes, sumptuous delicate chocolate, and hints of earth.12/29/20181/26/2019YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 1/12/2019; Bottle: 1/26/2019. Add nibs, coconut and a vanilla bean after 2 primary.
Chocolate Milk StoutMilk StoutNorthern BrewerA milk stout (brewed with lactose sugar for body and residual sweetness) laced with pure cacao nibs in secondary. The lactose is unfermentable by yeast, so it adds a milky, creamy, rich sweetness and lots of body. A chocolate milk stout takes the above formula, then adds even more richness with the inclusion of exotic cacao nibs, the seeds that give us chocolate. Unrefined as they are, cacao nibs bring light fruity notes, sumptuous delicate chocolate, and hints of earth.7/21/20188/18/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Add nibs and coconut: 8/4/2018; Bottle: 8/18/2018. Used flakes and added a vanilla bean. Force carb in keg. Awesome
Cream AleAmerican Cream AleNorthern BrewerThe classic American Cream Ale: Medium-light bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness — a homebrewed lawnmower beer.3/26/20174/9/2017YYYY
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Cream AleAmerican Cream AleNorthern BrewerThe classic American Cream Ale: Medium-light bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness — a homebrewed lawnmower beer.5/20/20186/3/2018YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: ; Bottle: 6/3/2018 e.g. 1.014
Dead Ringer IPAIPANorthern BrewerDead Ringer is an homage to a benchmark of the American IPA style that’s brewed in Michigan. American base malt and crystal malt create the big body and supporting grainy sweetness, while charge after charge of 100% Centennial hops deliver pronounced bitterness with a dominant citrus aroma and flavor. In the glass you get a pale amber color, hop intensity and malt density - substance with the soul of a session beer.10/28/201812/2/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 11/11/2018; dry hop 1 oz centennial 11/25; Bottle: 12/2/2018
Dragons Silk Imperial StoutImperial StoutNorthern BrewerBeware the dragon that lurks in the inky shadows of this potent ale. On the surface, Dragons Silk Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout exhibits a facade of chocolate, coffee and approachable roast, but as you delve deeper into the lair you will discover a tremendous hoard of sweet Bourbon, rich oak and smooth notes of opulent vanilla. We urge you to face off with a pint of this commanding ale, and test your valor to slay the dragon.2/25/20185/6/2018YYM
Brewer's Comments: 2/8/2 Soak oak in 12 oz bourbon (at least) over night... add when transfer to secondary or at 2 week point if leaving in primary for 10 weeks. 03/11/18 2ndary and oak.... 05/06/18 bottle 8.7
Festivus Miracle Holiday AleAmber AleNorthern BrewerFeats of strength! Airing of grievances! The infamous aluminum Festivus pole! This miraculous pint of ale is a tradition for Festivus holidays to come. It is mildly spiced, yet packed with sufficient ABV to ensure winter-time glory—if you dont successfully pin down the head of the household, a few pints of Festivus Miracle will. Beneath a mountain of snowy ftw9roth lies the garnet-hued elixir of celebrations to come. A glint of orange peel invigorates the senses, cascading into a full-bodied pillar of Festivus ale. Adornments of holiday spice warm the nose as delicate hints of stone fruit, raisin and caramel wrestle for center stage. Toasty malt adds complexity to the impressive mouthfeel for a comforting, prolonged finish. The perfect companion for any Festivus dinner.11/18/201812/13/2018Y
Brewer's Comments: 2/2-4/2... or just 6 weeks in Primary. 2 S-04, bottle btwn 12/16 and 12/30
Festivus Miracle Holiday AleAmber AleNorthern BrewerFeats of strength! Airing of grievances! The infamous aluminum Festivus pole! This miraculous pint of ale is a tradition for Festivus holidays to come. It is mildly spiced, yet packed with sufficient ABV to ensure winter-time glory—if you don't successfully pin down the head of the household, a few pints of Festivus Miracle will. Beneath a mountain of snowy ftw9roth lies the garnet-hued elixir of celebrations to come. A glint of orange peel invigorates the senses, cascading into a full-bodied pillar of Festivus ale. Adornments of holiday spice warm the nose as delicate hints of stone fruit, raisin and caramel wrestle for center stage. Toasty malt adds complexity to the impressive mouthfeel for a comforting, prolonged finish. The perfect companion for any Festivus dinner.3/18/20184/29/2018YYN
Brewer's Comments: 6 weeks primary Bottle: 4/29/2018 10.18.. 5.7
Fresh SquishedIPANorthern BrewerDripping with vivid flavors, Fresh Squished is the beer equivalent of visiting your local fruit stand. Flavors and aromas of grapefruit, melon, berries, lime and passion fruit drizzle into a faint herbal, piney background. The sturdy malt foundation of sweet crystal malts and toasty Munich concedes to this indulgent use of Citra and Mosaic hops to achieve remarkable balance. Pale copper in color, Fresh Squished is overlaid by a fluffy, rich beige foam cap, allowing the juicy aromas to ooze out.10/20/201811/17/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 11/3/2018; Bottle: 11/17/2018; dry hop 11.10.18; Kegged 11/17/18 Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA Clone
Fruit BazookaNE IPANorthern BrewerOnly mildly bitter, the hop charges in this recipe create a blast of in-your-face flavors ranging from ripe mango, orchard fruits, melon, lime and passion fruit to subtle pine and floral notes. Fruit Bazooka is perfectly hazy thanks to the use of flaked oats, wheat malt, massive dry hopping, and a relatively non-flocculant yeast strain. This beer is bursting with an intense payload of citrus and tropical fruitiness.11/11/201812/8/2018Y
Brewer's Comments: 2nd All Grain try … 2/2/2... 2 dry Hops... 1 oz each Mosaic and Eukanot about day 3 (with good foam cap) - 11/14/18ish; 1 oz each Ekuanot and Citra 5-7 days - 12/2/18 before bottling... 12/9/18.
Fruit BazookaNE IPANorthern BrewerOnly mildly bitter, the hop charges in this recipe create a blast of in-your-face flavors ranging from ripe mango, orchard fruits, melon, lime and passion fruit to subtle pine and floral notes. Fruit Bazooka is perfectly hazy thanks to the use of flaked oats, wheat malt, massive dry hopping, and a relatively non-flocculant yeast strain. This beer is bursting with an intense payload of citrus and tropical fruitiness.5/13/20186/10/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Dry hop 1: 05/16/18; dry hop 2: 06/03/18 Bottle: 6/10/2018, fg 1.012
Hazy EightsDouble NE IPANorthern BrewerThe hazy light color and massive amount of late-addition hops create a delicious beer oozing with hop flavor and aroma. Now, it’s time up up the ante, and this deck is stacked. Eight unique ingredients, just over eight percent ABV and bursting with massive flavors and aromas of tangerine, orange, pineapple, mango, slightly resinous pine and sweet hard candy makes Hazy Eights an unbeatable play. Loosely based on Fruit Bazooka NE IPA12/1/201812/29/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 12/15/2018; Bottle: 12/29/2018; 1 oz each Amarillo and El Dorado about day 3 (with good foam cap); 1 oz each Amarillo, El Dorado and Idaho #7 5-7 days before bottling (12/22-24/18).
Hibiscus Hubub GruitGruit (Hybrid Ale)Northern BrewerA blend of hibiscus and herbal teas coalesce to create a floral and spicy flavor profile, without the bitterness that hops, in this gruit-inspired hybrid ale recipe. 5/28/20176/25/2017NYYN
Brewer's Comments: too tart/sour for me.
Honey KolschKolshNorthern BrewerA variation on our extremely popular Kolsch recipe with the addition of honey and a new yeast strain for a lighter body and flavor; features a pale color, light body, and smooth mouthfeel. Honey adds subtle floral character and lightens the body by fermenting to dryness. Really nice as a summer brew for barbecues and picnics, or to wean your friends off watery mass-produced lagers.6/11/20177/23/2017YYYM
Brewer's Comments: 2/4/2 Move to secondary 6/25 Bottle 7/23 Drink 8/6
Honey KolschKolschNorthern BrewerA variation on our extremely popular Kolsch recipe with the addition of honey and a new yeast strain for a lighter body and flavor; features a pale color, light body, and smooth mouthfeel. Honey adds subtle floral character and lightens the body by fermenting to dryness. Really nice as a summer brew for barbecues and picnics, or to wean your friends off watery mass-produced lagers.8/18/20189/22/2018YYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 9/1/2018; Kegged: 09/22/18
Hops LambImperial IPANorthern BrewerPouring a pint of this anything-but-sheepish ale will overcome your senses with intense hop character. Dominant notes of citrus, stone fruits, and floral character relentlessly invade your nostrils while the woolly soft malt backbone and slight honey flavor mingle in the background and round out the palate. Hops Lambs deep golden hue produces a firm, billowy, off-white foam head which serves as the vehicle for releasing the uncanny aroma produced by a colossal dry-hop addition. Be sure to maintain vigilance while enjoying this powerful brew - Hops Lambs 10% ABV and huge hop character can easily render you witless.1/1/20182/11/2018YYYY
Brewer's Comments: 2/4/2... Secondary: 1/15/18; dry hop 3 ounces Simcoe and 1 ounce Amarillo after 2 weeks in secondary (1/29/18); bottle 02/12/18; needed more yeast at bottling, which was corrected after popping the first set; added it to the bottles and recapped. after 10-ish days, getting carbonation. should be fine after the second 2 weeks.
Hula Hopd Coconut Milkshake IPANE IPANorthern BrewerThe Milkshake IPA is a tasty variant of a Hazy New England IPA style, with an added bonus: an extensive amount of non-traditional ingredients that create sensations reminiscent of your childhood diners milkshake. This recipe has an amazing depth of flavor: coconut and vanilla, added during fermentation, and tropical notes of pineapple, peach, mango and passionfruit, driven by Galaxy and Mosaic hops coupled with a unique yeast strain. To wrap it all together, lactose, added straight to the boil, produces creaminess and subtle dairy-like sweetness. Some of these ingredients are in tight supply, so there is a limited number of kits available.1/6/20182/1/2019YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 1/20/2019 - add vanilla and coconut; dry hop 01/2719; Bottle: 2/3/2019
Irish BlondeAleNorthern BrewerRather like a foreign stout without any roasted barley; or an overhopped albino Irish red; or an overgrown American wheat taking Celtic harp lessons; or a Kölsch gone rogue and on the run from the Reinheitsgebot ... This creamy-textured, straw-gold ale begs to be judged on its own merits. Capped with a dense meringue of nose-dotting foam, the pint offers up suggestions of buttered toast, warm cereal, and a trace of fruity, herbal hops. A full body with thick mouthfeel, more buttered toast and fruity hops give way to a finish evenly split between malty and bitter. Flaked barley and oat malt (wheat DME for the extract version) build density and a viscous texture with supporting grain flavors.6/18/20177/30/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: 2ndary 07/02; bottle 07/30
Kama CitraSession IPANorthern BrewerBridging the gap between the classic American Pale Ale and West Coast IPA, Kama Citra is a deliciously decadent session ale bursting with provocative flavors. Kama Citra’s enticing and inviting appearance will open one’s mind to prolonged sessions of sensual sipping pleasure. Pouring a tantalizing golden-amber, the seductive hop aroma gently gives way to a sturdy, yet flexible malt backbone with a delicate touch of silky caramel that supports the highly suggestive combination of juicy tropical and citrus hop flavor that follows, leading to a satisfying finish. With an O.G. of 1.050 there’s no need to deny yourself what you know your heart truly desires: more and more of this undeniably irresistible libation. Indulge your wild side and experience the Kama Citra. 10/29/201711/26/2017YYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 11/12/2017 (Dry hop 2 ounces of Citra); Bottle: 11/26/2017 4.5 oz sugar .. Everybody's favorite
kama CitraSession IPANorthern BrewerBridging the gap between the classic American Pale Ale and West Coast IPA, Kama Citra is a deliciously decadent session ale bursting with provocative flavors. Kama Citra’s enticing and inviting appearance will open one’s mind to prolonged sessions of sensual sipping pleasure. Pouring a tantalizing golden-amber, the seductive hop aroma gently gives way to a sturdy, yet flexible malt backbone with a delicate touch of silky caramel that supports the highly suggestive combination of juicy tropical and citrus hop flavor that follows, leading to a satisfying finish. With an O.G. of 1.050 there’s no need to deny yourself what you know your heart truly desires: more and more of this undeniably irresistible libation. Indulge your wild side and experience the Kama Citra.7/14/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 7/28/2018; Bottle: 8/11/2018.. first keg... 1 week force carb.
Kiwi ExpressIPANorthern BrewerIf you like Simcoe and Citra but are looking for the next resiny thing; if you like in-your-face hopbursted tastebud-erasers; if you’re not among those who thinks the world doesn’t need another IPA; then you should definitely just stop reading and brew this kit. The setup is old (West Coast-style) but the punchline is new. A big but uncomplicated malt bill plus Wyeast 1056 set the stage and then stay out of the way of the ensuing lupulin circus. Via a blend of New Zealand hop varieties, exotic flavors and aromas permeate your sinuses - sticky tropical fruit, lime oil, equatorial flowers, Tellicherry peppercorns - underpinned with an undeniable earthy funk. All senses saturated with hoppy hues of green and yellow. Massive late and dry hop additions leave nothing to your tongue’s imagination and prove absolutely ruinous to your palate should any other ale or lager be foolish enough to try to follow Kiwi Express in a tasting session. The next frontier is the Southern Hemisphere; welcome to the candy store, kid, here’s the keys.3/11/20184/22/2018YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Dry Hop: 04/17/18; Bottle: 4/22/2018 6.52%... 4.3 oz sugar
Koa Coconut PorterPorterNorthern BrewerStanding brave in the space of traditional porters, Koa Coconut Porter boldly flaunts a mighty dose of tropical coconut. Anchored by a sturdy Robust Porter, this beer demonstrates a valiant balancing act of prominent roast, slight caramel sweetness and a deft addition of toasted coconut to compose a deliciously complex ale. Pouring with assertive black color, Koa Coconut Porters medium body supports a firm tan head with rich aromas of toasty malt, gallant roast, modest caramel sweetness and steadfast coconut.9/8/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 9/22/2018; Bottle: 10/6/2018
Koa Coconut PorterPorterNorthern BrewerStanding brave in the space of traditional porters, Koa Coconut Porter boldly flaunts a mighty dose of tropical coconut. Anchored by a sturdy Robust Porter, this beer demonstrates a valiant balancing act of prominent roast, slight caramel sweetness and a deft addition of toasted coconut to compose a deliciously complex ale. Pouring with assertive black color, Koa Coconut Porters medium body supports a firm tan head with rich aromas of toasty malt, gallant roast, modest caramel sweetness and steadfast coconut.1/28/20182/25/2018YYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 2/11/2018; Bottle: 2/25/2018 add toasted coconut 02/11/18; no real coconut taste, but at least it did not explode.
La Petite OrangeBelgian DubbelNorthern BrewerA Belgian Dubbel without the deep dark chocolate maltiness, La Petite Orange is rich with caramel sweetness and a full body that hides the 6.1% ABV very well. 7/14/20188/18/2018YYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 7/28/2018; Bottle: 8/11/2018
La Petite OrangeBelgian DubbelNorthern BrewerA Belgian Dubbel without the deep dark chocolate maltiness, La Petite Orange is rich with caramel sweetness and a full body that hides the 6.1% ABV very well. 4/16/20175/7/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Add a quarter inch of Cointreau to the bottom of the glass...
Mango Saison SaisonBrewer's BestMango Saison is a slightly spicy Belgian favorite that pairs fruity ester aromas reminiscent of citrus fruit with the flavor of mangos. Candi sugar lends a subtle sweetness while finishing with a refreshing, light bodied effervescent tingle.1/1/2016MYYN
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MosaicIPANorthern BrewerMosaic is the icon of single-hop complexity. Its kaleidoscope of tantalizing citrus, pine, tropical fruit, and berry notes decorate each golden-copper hued glass, alluding to an IPA recipe kit with many more varieties of hops. Capped in thick, ivory froth, a meticulous arrangement of malts lends subtle caramel sweetness to a modest, bready backbone. Mosaic bursts up from the depths in a prismatic eruption; each wave of evergreen grapefruit overwhelmed by sweeping pineapple-mango herbals . This spectral motif quiets into abstract bitterness for a smooth, refreshing, hop-forward finish.10/27/201812/2/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 11/10/2018; dry hop 11/24 2 oz mosaic; Bottle: 12/2/2018
Nightfall Black SaisonDark SaisonNorthern BrewerWhat happens when a delicious, mild-mannered saison takes a turn toward the dark? A surprising, seductive sort of black magic we are proud to call Nightfall Black Saison! This harmonious hybrid pours black as pitch but still sips with the complex, lightly spicy notes of a classic farmhouse ale...Just one that’s been brewed after lights-out to capture a rich and darkly delicious malt character, with barely a hint of roast. Unexpected? Yes. Unforgettable? Hell yes. Nightfall balances the best of sun-dappled days and moonless nights in one tall, dark and deceptively drinkable brew. So get ready to drink in the dark. Nightfall has cometh. 1/20/20192/9/2019YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 2/3/2019; Bottle: 2/17/2019
Northy 12 Belgian Quad Belgian QuadNorthern BrewerTaking its flavor cue from one of the most sought after beers in the world, Northy 12 is an amazingly complex treat. Its deep ruby - mahogany hue is the canvas for flavors of raisins, caramel sweetness, and tart dark fruits, as its smooth and luscious body fades into a lingering dry finish. Northy 12 is cloaked with a silky, lacy and firm off white head exuding a montage of toffee, honey, caramel, and phenolic aromas. 9/24/201712/31/2017YYYM
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 10/8/17; Bottle: 12/31/17
Northy 12 Belgian Quad Belgian QuadNorthern BrewerTaking its flavor cue from one of the most sought after beers in the world, Northy 12 is an amazingly complex treat. Its deep ruby - mahogany hue is the canvas for flavors of raisins, caramel sweetness, and tart dark fruits, as its smooth and luscious body fades into a lingering dry finish. Northy 12 is cloaked with a silky, lacy and firm off white head exuding a montage of toffee, honey, caramel, and phenolic aromas. 1/1/2016YYYN
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Nut Brown AleBrown AleNorthern BrewerStyled after southern English brown ales, it's mild enough for light beer drinkers, but characterful enough for more experienced brewers and beer lovers. The finished product exhibits a deep copper color, fruity/caramelly flavor and aroma with toasty, chocolaty notes; and it tastes great after just a few weeks.1/8/20172/5/2017MYN
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OctoberfestStrong LagerNorthern BrewerThis famous German style is stronger than an everyday lager and is the fuel for Oktoberfest celebrations all over the world. The original pre-industrial Oktoberfest was called Märzenbier, brewed at the end of the brewing season in the spring to be lagered in caves all summer for fall and harvest festivities. Our kit will give you a full-bodied and elegant red-amber beer with a subdued German noble hop bitterness and complex malty profile that’s great all year round.7/30/201710/8/2017YYYN
Brewer's Comments: Gonna be our first shot at Lagering... cold fermentation. Secondary 13 Aug, lager down for 8 weeks, bottle 8 Oct 17. Finished flat-ish... need more priming sugar... only used about 3 ounces... go to 4 ounces.
Off the Topper IIPAImperial IPANorthern BrewerIntense hop aroma blows through with hurricane force, swirling up from a whirlwind of hazy liquid gold. Borne from the legendary Nor’easter, Off the Topper is a writhing tropical storm of fruity pineapple and dank piney-peach. Beneath the frothing, massive head lies a beacon of freshness and light in each pint. At the eye of the storm is a dry and crisp body. Complex and delicious, Off the Topper balances bitterness with well-attenuating yeast that work together to weather the hurricane of hops. In a true work of alchemy, Off the Topper creates synergy between Vermont ale yeast and an unprecedented flood of lupulin. Overcoming its intense origins, it is a rare, harmonious pint that is extreme only in its drinkability. 4/1/20184/29/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: ; Bottle: 4/29/2018... 1.014 8.67%
Peanut Butter CupImperial StoutNorthern BrewerI've always thought that whole "chocolate in my peanut butter/peanut butter in my chocolate" thing would have gone a lot smoother if there were beer involved. And this Peanut Butter Cup Stout proves it. With an Imperial Stout base, this recipe unites a luxuriously jet black, substantial ale with flavors of rich chocolate and peanut butter. In other words...a decadent dessert in a glass. From the first sip, you can tell from the smooth, creamy mouthfeel and dense, mousse-like foam that this stout tastes like you'll be having another. There's a reason peanut butter cups come in pairs, and Peanut Butter Cup Stout is no exception. Try to drink just one...I dare you!8/11/20189/22/2018YYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 08/25/18.. add PB2 w/chocolate, chocolate nibs soaked in dark rum, and a vanilla bean; Bottle: 09/22/18... Kegged.
Permafrost White IpaBelgian White IPANorthern BrewerThis complex and hoppy brew will help you to navigate the doldrums of seemingly never ending winters. Developed with the pioneering spirit of American brewers, this White IPA recipe melds old world tradition with the hoppy boldness of an American IPA.3/19/20174/30/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Not wheatie like I thought it would be...
Phat Tyre AmberAmber AleNorthern BrewerPatterned after Belgian-style pale ales, which might be described as slightly less bitter, more fruity versions of English pale ales. Copper-red with a fruity, slightly spicy aroma and flavor that comes from a combination of yeast and hops. A blend of Munich, caramel and Victory malts creates a sweet, toasty, bready character that lingers from the aroma through the finish. 8/20/201710/1/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 09/03/17. Bottle: 10/01/17
Saison de NoelSaisonNorthern BrewerDeceptively dark and beguilingly complex, this holiday specialty is brewed in the tradition of Belgian farmhouse ales. Unlike most saisons, intended to refresh and sustain farmers doing manual labor, this one is engineered to complement rich holiday fare and sustain you through long winter nights. A generous malt bill with highlights of butter toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread tangles with a single addition of bittering hops to strike an evolving balance. The porter-like color tricks your palate into expecting burnt, roasty notes and perhaps even a full body, but the reality that hits your mouth is a lean, attenuated beer with a snappy, estery, slightly tart edge and a warming, peppery finish. No spices here - all the complexity comes from malt, yeast, and your skill as a brewer!12/30/20171/27/2018YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 1/13/2018; Bottle: 1/27/2018
Saison de NoelBelgian AleNorthern BrewerDeceptively dark and beguilingly complex, this holiday specialty is brewed in the tradition of Belgian farmhouse ales. Unlike most saisons, intended to refresh and sustain farmers doing manual labor, this one is engineered to complement rich holiday fare and sustain you through long winter nights. A generous malt bill with highlights of butter toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and bread tangles with a single addition of bittering hops to strike an evolving balance. The porter-like color tricks your palate into expecting burnt, roasty notes and perhaps even a full body, but the reality that hits your mouth is a lean, attenuated beer with a snappy, estery, slightly tart edge and a warming, peppery finish. No spices here - all the complexity comes from malt, yeast, and your skill as a brewer!11/17/201812/13/2018Y
Brewer's Comments: 2/2/2... Secondary: 12/1/2018; Bottle: 12/15/2018
Shugga High BarleywineStrong Ale/BarleywineNorthern BrewerShugga High Strong Ale pours with a fiery burnished orange hue, offering up sky-high flavors and aromas of fresh crusty bread, complex caramel, raisin and fig, rounded out with a blunt nose of citrusy, piney and slightly dank hops. Beyond the significantly high gravity malt foundation, a big dose of brown sugar helps this beer dry out a bit while simultaneously adding layers of slightly sweet toffee and maple.12/23/20182/2/2019YY
Brewer's Comments: Original Gravity: 1.098 … 2ndary: 01/06/18; Dry Hop: 02/24/18; bottle: 03/03/18
Sierra Madre Pale AlePale AleNorthern BrewerDecidedly clean, firmly hoppy, and drinkably bitter, this isn't an ale that feels the need to jump up and down and scream for your attention. From Chico, California to all points of the compass, whether you're pairing it with Mexican, burgers and fries, or just conversation, there's always a good time and a place for a good, basic pale ale. 11/5/201712/17/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 11/19/2017; Bottle: 12/17/2017; 5oz of sugar; finished at 1.012
Smashing Pumpkin AleAleNorthern BrewerAutumn, and a homebrewer's thoughts turn to capturing the sensory experience of the season ... crisp nights, colorful leaves, and ripe gourds being turned into pie. We're often asked for pumpkin beer recipes at this time of year, and it's easy to understand why: sipping this spiced amber ale is like drinking a slice of pie. Smashing Pumpkin Ale is clean and sweetly malty with just enough hop bitterness to balance and no hop aroma to mask the spices. A dose at the shutdown of the boil imbues the beer with a complex, lingering spice profile full of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger that persists from the pour to the last swish in the pint glass. 8/26/20179/24/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: added canned pumpkin for an hour of mashing. Secondary 09/10/17 - add a tsp-ish of pumpkin pie spice; Bottle 09/24/17
Smashing Pumpkin AleAleNorthern BrewerAutumn, and a homebrewers thoughts turn to capturing the sensory experience of the season ... crisp nights, colorful leaves, and ripe gourds being turned into pie. Were often asked for pumpkin beer recipes at this time of year, and its easy to understand why: sipping this spiced amber ale is like drinking a slice of pie. Smashing Pumpkin Ale is clean and sweetly malty with just enough hop bitterness to balance and no hop aroma to mask the spices. A dose at the shutdown of the boil imbues the beer with a complex, lingering spice profile full of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger that persists from the pour to the last swish in the pint glass.9/29/201810/27/2018Y
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 10/13/2018; Bottle: 10/27/2018 added canned pumpkin for an hour of mashing; add tsp-ish more pumpkin spice at secondary. Added a touch too much spice in secondary.
Split Open and MeltImperial StoutBrocksOne of three beers selected for the AHA Big Brew 2014. Pat Craddock grew his own Chinook and East Kent Goldings hops to brew this recipe for an Imperial Stout. Pat notes that any Phish fans out there will know where the inspiration for the name of the beer comes from! OG: 1.100 | FG: 1.025 | IBU: 86.0 | SRM: 45.0 | ABV: 9.8%2/2/20192/20/2019Y
Brewer's Comments: Primary 9 days... 2ndary 9 days (move 2/11 and Dry Hop)… bottle 2/20/19
Summer Squeeze Lemon ShandyAmerican Wheat Beer, Fruit BeerNorthern BrewerShining with a slightly hazy, golden radiance and topped with fluffy clouds of brilliant white foam, Summer Squeeze Lemon Shandy delivers a refreshing slice of summertime in every sip! Like a trip to the corner lemonade stand – with a deliciously grown-up detour – this shandy combines an all-American style wheat beer with a heaping dose of real crystallized lemon. The result is an incredibly refreshing session-strength ale featuring the tang of freshly-squeezed lemonade without the sugary sweetness. Perfect for any outdoor activity, from swimming holes to sandlot pickup games, Summer Squeeze Lemon Shandy is a great go-to, whether you’re looking for a fun, easy-going seasonal fling, or summery brew so refreshing, you’re happy to sip it all year long.2/24/20193/24/2019NY
Brewer's Comments: 2/2/2
Sweet StoutSweet StoutNorthern BrewerA jet-black ale with a roasted-malt character that's offset by residual sweetness and full body - think of sweetened black coffee. De-bittered black and chocolate malts yield a pronounced - but not harsh - roast grain quality, while lactose (an unfermentable milk-based sugar) yields a rich sweetness and creamy mouthfeel. Very nice as an after-dinner drink instead of coffee, or with chocolate desserts.1/1/2016YYYN
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Swig of SunbeamsIPANorthern BrewerWhisk yourself off to a tropical island with a glowing pint of this delicious IPA. 4/30/20175/28/2017YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Add a little cointreau...
Swig of SunbeamsIPANorthern BrewerWhisk yourself off to a tropical island with a glowing pint of this delicious IPA. 1/14/20182/11/2018YYYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 1/28/2018; Bottle: 2/11/2018
Tangerine Ravine Pale AlePale AleNorthern BrewerDescend into the depth of flavor offered by this unique recipe. A classic American Pale Ale lends its sturdy footing to deep, bright citrus flavors imparted by the time-tested pairing of Cascade and Centennial hops, and rounded out with a substantial addition of tangerine peel.12/16/20181/13/2019YY
Brewer's Comments: 2/2/2. Soak the tangerine peel in 4oz of Vodka for 2 days and add (12/30/18) 2 weeks before bottling (1/13/18).
The Plinian Legacy Double IPAIPANorthern BrewerBrewed with Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo and Simcoe, this quintessential double IPA is an homage to the #1 beer in America, as voted by the AHA, and one of the most sought-after brews of the last decade. In true west coast style, this famously fragrant IIPA beer kit features an uncomplicated yet sturdy malt backbone to which outlandish amounts of hops are added. It has a fine balance of malt, hoppy bitterness, and warming alcohol, with a fresh hop aroma of floral citrus, and pine. Bittered with pure essence of hop, flavored with massive kettle additions, and featuring not one, but two dry hoppings; it is the first and last word when it comes to the ultimate hoppy homebrew. There is no need to stash this Imperial IPA away as it is intended to be enjoyed fresh, before the delicate hop aromas fade. Get ready to experience the ultimate lupulin threshold shift!12/15/20181/13/2019YY
Brewer's Comments: 6 gallon batch; 2/4/2; Dry Hops #1: Add 10–14 days before bottling 1.5 oz Columbus, 1 oz Centennial, 1 oz Simcoe; Dry Hops #2: 0.5 oz Columbus, 0.5 oz Simcoe, 0.25 oz Centennial, 0.25 oz Amarillo ...Add 4–5 days before bottling (between 1/12 and 1/26)
Turbo JuiceDouble Pale AleBrocksIn-between a pale ale and a double IPA there exists a style that does not really exist. Turbo Juice is our Double Pale Ale version of Dance Juice turned up to 11. The body of a pale ale with the alcohol content and hop flavor of a Double IPA. What this beer lacks in bitterness it makes up for in peachy galaxy aroma that will knock your socks off.6/17/20187/8/2018YY
Brewer's Comments: dry hop 7/3/18 Bottle: 7/8/2018... 10.18 fg... 4.3 sugar
Watermelon AleAleWilliam Brewinga wheat beer accented with a touch of natural watermelon flavor. This is a light wheat beer (alcohol about 3.8%) with a touch (a slight hint) of natural watermelon flavor added just before bottling. Ideal for Summer drinking, especially if served in a tall glass and garnished with a slice of watermelon. Alcohol: 3.8%, IBUs 25.8/25/20189/8/2018M
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: ; Bottle: 09/08/18; fg 1.012, abv 3.68... leaving in the fridge to age... maybe
Whiskey Barrel StoutStoutBrewer's BestSpecially selected dark malt extracts and specialty grains combine to release a delightful bouquet of chocolate and roast. Genuine whisky barrel oak chips impart flavors of oak and whisky.1/1/2016YYYN
Brewer's Comments: Not bad for the first brew.
Williams Holiday AleAleWilliams Brewing2/9/20192/24/2019NY
Brewer's Comments: 2/3 (9 days at 68, 14 at 60)
Zombie Dirt Pale AlePale AleNorthern BrewerOne whiff of the infectious aromatics is enough to reanimate the dead. Staggering citrus, melon and passion fruit come alive in this pale, single-hop Citra showcase. Toasty malt limps in the background as the apocalyptic bite of grapefruit-honeydew hop character lurches forward. Zombie Dirt is the only defense against homebrew hunger, but a single pint is never enough protection. Zombie Dust Clone.10/21/201811/17/2018YYY
Brewer's Comments: Secondary: 11/4/2018... Dry hop 3 oz citra; Kegged: 11/17/2018