Ale to the Chief! This original recipe, first customized and brewed by the White House kitchen staff, is now available by popular demand as a Northern Brewer kit.
Built on a big foundation of malt with strong tones of biscuit and toffee, the Honey Ale plays up the fruity, caramel aspects of English malt and yeast. But much like the Founding Fathers would have spiced up traditional style ales with homegrown ingredients, a late addition of pure honey adds a revolutionary twist.
Declare your independence from mediocre beers with this historic White House Homebrew!
|Total Time to Make||4 weeks|
|Beer Style||Hybrid Beers|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
This is by far the most popular beer I make for my friends. Seems to be almost goof proof (knocking on wood) as I have made this kit three times now and it’s worked out all three times now. I recommend this kit for everybody
To me the honey ale is a perfect beer for many different meals and snacks hands down a fantastic everyday beer
I purchased this as a Christmas gift....
I brewed this recipe just over a week ago, and my OG on it was super low, coming in at 1.010, when it should have been more in the 1.060 range. Fermentation petered out after about 2 days, now it's just sitting there in the fermenter making me worried that it's been a time waster. It still has half a week to finish primary fermentation and then technically needs to go through secondary fermentation for another two weeks. I may pull it out sooner, I'll update with my final result.
This beer is much more complex and “bigger” than I would of thought, while also easy drinking. I brewed it for my friends who don’t like “real” beer, and found it pleasantly hoppy, no sweet at all, and it falls somewhere between the Cream Ale and a Sierra Nevada. Having brewed over 100 batches, this could occupy a tap for those who don’t like IPAs and for those who do, but refuse to drink water. Very nice beer, so is the White House Honey Porter. Pleasantly surprised !