High Gravity Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
SKU: K-FT1-BTO
Batch Size: 5 Gallon
Fermentation Temperature: Ale
Manufacturer: High Gravity
Beer Category: English Pale Ale

This beer ingredient kit is inspired by New Belgium's Fat Tire Amber Ale. The appeal of this beer is in its balance: Toasty malt flavors (sorta like biscuits just pulled from the oven) in balance with crisp hoppiness.

Recipe kit instructions and ingredients.

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Price: $39.99
Penny Farthing Ale
Penny Farthing Ale
SKU: K-FT1-BTO
Weight: 8 lbs 12 ozs
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These kits require configuration. Click on Select Options to order your kit.

This beer kit was formally known as Belgian Amber Ale. We changed the name to better reflect what the kit represents.

This kit is inspired by New Belgium's Fat Tire, one of our favorite go-to beers.  The recipe is more akin to an English Bitter so to give homage to the "Fat Tire" label we decided to use the Penny Farthing, a bicycle that brings images of Victorian England, tying the English style to the label that made New Belgium Brewing Company famous.


 The appeal of this beer is in its balance: Toasty malt flavors (sorta like biscuits just pulled from the oven) in balance with crisp hoppiness.

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.


Extract kits are recommended for beginning brewers.

Extract kits contain malt extract along with specialty grains and is by far the most common kit type. Extract kits rely on the malt extract to provide the fermentable sugars and the grains are primarily for color and flavor. This is the most common type of beer kit and is recommended for those who are just getting started or those that want to make a great tasting beer without a lot of effort.

BIAB Kits require additional brewing knowledge.

Brew-in-s-Bag eliminates the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer.

BIAB uses one vessel to steep the mash and to boil the wort with the entire volume of liquid added at the start of the mash.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt+ pot is needed to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer). It is recommended that you have some experience brewing extract kits before attempting all-grain.

All-grain kits eliminate the extract and completely rely on the grains to produce the fermentable sugars needed to make the beer. Additional equipment is required, such as a mash tun and hot liquor tank. This method also requires that the entire volume be boiled so a 40qt pot is recommended to boil the wort (pre-fermented beer).

All-grain brewing is the most advanced method for brewing beer and is recommended for those that have had some experience brewing extract kits.


We recommend liquid yeast for our High Gravity kits but if you would prefer dry yeast, you can select it instead. Liquid yeasts provide a wider range of flavor profiles but are very susceptible to temperature variations. This can cause problems when shipping during very hot weather. Dry yeast, however, will not be damaged in transport because of weather conditions.
You may also want to choose your own yeast. If so, you can select the "No Yeast" Option.

Ice Pack:
When shipping liquid yeast, an ice pack is highly recommended, especially during hot weather to help ensure the viability of the liquid yeast. There is an additional cost of $1.00. High Gravity will not guarantee the viability of liquid yeast shipped without a cold pack.

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"Great Brew"

on 7/7/2013 11:16:02 AM

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Review Comments: I have made this batch about 4 times now, it really has a great flavor and goes down smooth! Highly recommended and I never run out! :-)

"Terrific brew!"

on 6/20/2012 7:48:37 PM

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Review Comments: Love this Belgian Ale ... absolutely delicious and easy to brew. To me it had some of the "floral" (for lack of a better term) characteristics of the Trappist Ale Chimay. Ordered two additional kits that arrived today. Can't recommend highly enough!

"All time favorite kit"

on 5/31/2012 10:11:27 AM

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Review Comments: This is my all time favorite homebrew recipe/kit. I've tried most of the High Gravity kits, and many of the Brewer's Best kits, and this is still #1.

"My "Coors""

on 6/25/2011 9:18:50 PM

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Review Comments: This is my everyday beer. I love it. Refreshing and crisp. I could drink it all day.

"I love Fat Tire"

on 9/7/2010 5:50:26 PM

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Review Comments: This recipe comes closest to one of my most favorite ambers. I'm ordering another kit tonight (either the 8th or 9th time).

"Love it!"

on 6/9/2010 9:03:25 PM

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Review Comments: My first Mini-Mash. Turned out great! I'll be brewing this one again, and for a while... I don't want to run out of this stuff!

"Fantastic"

on 11/24/2009 7:26:00 AM

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Review Comments: The best brew i have made so far, was a hit with everyone i shared it with , very refreshing, would definitely have this on hand at all times.

"Excellent! This is one I will continue to brew over and over again!"

on 9/14/2007 10:14:00 AM

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"This beer is FAT"

on 4/2/2007 6:47:00 PM

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"Its the BOMB!"

on 6/14/2006 8:25:00 PM

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