Free homebrew recipes from commercial breweries
The list below contains the details of commercial breweries that offer homebrew recipes of their beers. I am always looking for inspiration when it comes to brewing, especially for beers that I've tried and really liked, or beers that are produced in other countries and I can't get hold of.
One of my favourite places to find out news about brewing and what other homebrewers are up to, is to visit reddit.com/r/homebrewing. I came across this awesome post the other day entitled Breweries who offer homebrew recipes of their beer, and got me thinking that I'd like to compile these recipes into one big list on this site.
I am always looking for inspiration when it comes to brewing, especially for beers that I've tried and really liked, or beers that are produced in other countries and I can't get hold of. The list below contains the details of commercial breweries that offer homebrew recipes of their beers.
Being based in the U.K, I have to admit that I hadn't heard of Avery Brewing before, but their website speaks for itself. I really like that if you search through most of their beers, it contains a detailed recipe that has been scaled for homebrewers.
Definitely worth a look - check out the Avery Brewing website here.
If you browse the beers on the Madtree Brewing website, they give you the ability to download a copy of their recipes in a PDF format. How cool is that?!
Hailing from Toronto, Canada - Halo Brewing takes their recipes to the next level. In terms of detail, their website is by far the best one on this list. Not only do they include ingredients, but mash schedule, fermentation schedule as well as the iterations on the recipe. The artistic diagram in the link below is very, very cool!
Check it out for yourself at halobrewery.com.
I'm sure many of you would have heard of Jester King Brewery before. Every so often, they release a bunch of homebrew recipes on their blog. The recipes contain some unique ingredients (and maybe not so easy to obtain) - but it is what makes their beers so special.
Check out the following link for a list of Jester King homebrew recipes.
Based in Scotland, Brewdog is a force to be reckoned with in the U.K. beer scene. The founders both started out as homebrewers, and they've even gone so far as to make a book called DIY Dog that contains the recipes for all(most) of their commercial beers.
It is available to download for free as a massive PDF, or you can buy the book online as a hardcopy.
Ballast Point Sculpin was one of the first beers that I tried when I visited the U.S. a few years ago and I immediately fell in love with it. I was super excited to see that Ballast Point have a special section on their website dedicated to homebrew recipes. You can filter by extract or wholegrain, depending on your needs. Sadly though, Sculpin isn't listed as one their recipes.....
In the Reddit thread that initially birthed the idea for this post, someone posted that Stone Brewing put the recipe for their Stone Pale Ale live on their blog. It's great to see a brewery as big as Stone Brewing putting something like this live.
Check out the following link for the recipe for Stone Pale Ale.
The Deschutes website does a great job of sharing the ingredients in their brews. Some of the beers on their site list the full homebrew recipe breakdown of the beer (such as this Black Butte Porter), while other beers might list just the hops and malts - essentially allowing you to work backwards from that.
Siren Craft Brew
For some of their year round beers, Siren Craft Beer detail the ingredients that they use in their beers. I recently tried to brew one of their beers, Undercurrent, and used their site as a basis for the recipe. It turned out to be really good!
While their site doesnt exactly list out all the details, it does give you a good guide to at least follow if you are looking to clone a beer.
I plan to update this regularly, so please check back for any updates! These are just a few of the online resources that I've managed to collect, but I'm sure there are loads more out there. If you know of any breweries that should be added to this list - please get in contact and let me know.