The first in our Local Series line of beer kits, we are happy to partner with Jonathon Mullens at the Broad Ripple Brewpub, Sugar Creek Malts and Crazy Horse Hops to make this local take on a British classic! This beer exclusively uses malts from Sugar Creek Malting Company, including malted heirloom Bloody Butcher corn, for a truly unique beer unlike anything else you will be able to get out there...except at the Broad Ripple Brewpub, where a macro version of this recipe went on tap! We also incorporate locally-produced hops from Crazy Horse Hops. We also recommend a selection of regional yeasts from Omega Yeast Labs, just up the interstate in Chicago. For the true Broad Ripple Brewpub experience, brewer Jonathon Mullens recommends using the Omega Yeast Labs OYL016 British Ale VIII yeast strain, as this is the yeast he and our brewer Wes pitched during their collaboration brew. This Extra Special Bitter (which we refer to as "ISB" around here), unlike it's namesake, isn't overly bitter, and is a well-balanced British ale with caramel notes and a nice richness that make it very sessionable. Raise a pint of this, no matter what your locale...Cheers!
Complete instructions are included with the beer kit. Our instructions include target gravity levels, hop addition times, suggested and required equipment lists, and all the important brewing steps! If you need any help, you can just call us!
All of our extract kits come with malt extract, hops, specialty grains (pre-crushed), grain bag, instructions, and yield 5 gallons of delicious homebrew. Yeast is not included but we've provided a selection of recommended yeast (liquid and dry) that you can add to your order in the drop downs above. Clarifying agents (i.e. Irish moss) and priming sugar can be purchased separately.
|Kit Yield: ||5 Gallons|
|Alcohol by Volume (ABV): ||5.0 - 5.9%|
|Intl. Bittering Units (IBUs): ||30 - 35|
|Standard Ref. Method (SRM - Color): ||9 - 11|
|Original Gravity: ||1.056 - 1.060|
|Final Gravity: ||1.015 - 1.018|
|Yeast Starter Suggested? ||Yes|
|Beer Kit Instructions: ||Click Here »|