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Holiday Prowler

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Holiday Prowler

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Beer Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer  (21B)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer


When the weather turns cold, it’s time to seek out the king of all seasonal beers — winter ales. Brewed stronger, richer and more full-bodied, this beer tastes great alongside a roaring fire or when hoisting the holiday cheer with friends.


  • 9.5 lbs. (4.3 kg) Crisp Maris Otter malt
  • 0.75 lb. (0.34 kg) Scotmalt crystal malt (40 °L)
  • 0.25 lb. (0.11 kg) Crisp chocolate malt
  • 1.5 lbs. (0.68 kg) clover honey
  • ½ can Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • ¼ cup blackstrap molasses
  • 6.1 AAU Goldings hops (60 mins) (1 oz./28 g of 6.1% alpha acids)
  • 1.0 oz. (28 g) Fuggles hops (5 mins)
  • Spices:
  • 4 cinnamon sticks, 1 nutmeg
  • seed, 1 vanilla bean, 7 allspice
  • berries, 1.5 tsp. whole cloves, 8
  • coriander seeds, 2 nectarine peels
  • White Labs WLP002 (English Ale) yeast

Additional Instructions

Boil: 90 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.058
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol by Vol: 5.8%
Bitterness IBU: 19
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Old ale base. Mash grains at 158 °F (70 °C). 90 minute boil. Steep spices (chopped up) in tight mesh bag at knockout for 10 minutes, remove, then chill rapidly. Ferment at 68 °F (20 °C). Prime with muscavado sugar and cask-condition.