This beer ingredient kit is a classic Irish Red brewed by fellow FOAMer Jeff Swearengin.
The style of Irish Red is often attributed to the famous Smithwick's Ale brewed at the St. Francis Abbey Brewery in Kilkenny, Ireland hence the reference in name. However, Jeff's original recipe was actually inspired by The Biddy Early's Red Biddy brewed in Inagh, County Clare, Ireland.
Kilkenny's Penny Red makes a great session beer to offer St. Patrick's Day revelers who might prefer something lighter than the usual stout offerings.
ERIN GO BRAUGH!
*Alternate Versions: The use of sweet gale is entirely optional in place of the finishing hops for a more historical representation or a clean attenuative lager yeast can be substituted for a more modern version. Awards/Accolades:
Finalist - 1996 AHA NHC, New Orleans, LA
Qualifier - 1996 BBC LongShot Homebrew Competition, Boston, MA
3rd Place - 1996 AHA NHC (1st Round), Denver, CO
2nd Place - 1999 AHA NHC (1st Round), Kansas City, MO
3rd Place - 2001 KOBB Celtic Brew-Off, Arlington, TX
2nd Place - 2002 KCBM Regional Homebrew Competition, Kansas City, MO
High Gravity's extract kits use only the highest quality ingredients and are assembled when you order so they contain the freshest possible ingredients. Each kit makes 5 gallons.
Each kit makes 5 gallons. Click here to view the instructions and ingredients. Click on Customize to select kit type, yeast and other options.