A roundup of some of the available resources, books, recipes and kits to help you clone your favorite commercial craft beer.
These can include both direct from the brewery recipes and tips and formulating your own recipes.
- The Brew Your Own Big Book of Clone Recipes: Featuring 300 Homebrew Recipes from Your Favorite Breweries
- Craft Beer for the Homebrewer – Craft Beer for the Homebrewer contains a bunch of great craft beer recipes including one for 8 Bit Pale Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company One of my favorite beers. Recipes Include: 8 Bit Pale Ale, Capt’n Crompton’s Pale Ale, Elevated IPA, Furious, Hop Stoopid, Maharaja, Spiral Jetty, Thrust!, Watershed IPA, Buffalo Sweat, La Cumbre Malpais Stout, Smoke, Snowstorm 2009, Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA, Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Rugbrod, Wiley’s Rye Ale, Allagash Black, Curieux, Matacabras, Funkwerks Saison, Avery Brewing Salvation, Red Eye Brewing Scarlet 7, Saison Rue, Odell Brewing 90 Shilling Ale, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, El Lector from Cigar City Brewing, Rogue Hazelnute Brown Nectar, Hellion, Ill-Tempered Gnome from Oakshire Brewing, Marble Brewery’s Imperial Red Ale, Kolsch 151 from Blue Mountain Brewer, Stone Levitation, Troegs Brewing Nugget Nectar and Xenu from Cigar City Brewing.
- Clone Brews, 2nd Edition: Recipes for 200 Brand-Name Beers
Ready to Brew Clone Kits
- MoreBeer’s BrewMaster Series of Kits – All Grain – Extract – These are collaborations directly with brewers. They are the actual recipe. Includes some great selections including Pliny The Elder (one of the best beers to come out of my home brewery- See Brewing Pliny), Firestone Walker Pale 31, Firestone Walker Double Barrel IPA, Russian River Consecration, Rogue I2PA, Rogue Blackened Brutal Bitter, Hales Ales Tres Fem, Heretic Shallow Grave Robust Porter, Ale Industries Rye’d Piper Ale, Drake’s IPA, Skyscraper Bulldozer Honeyweizen, 21st Amendment Bitter American, Pizza Port One Down Brown, Pizza Port’s Shark Bite Red Ale and more
- Mai Tai PA – Alvarado Street Brewing
- Kentucky Breakfast Stout – KBS Clone Founders Brewing Co
- Canadian Breakfast Stout – CBS Clone Founders Brewing Co
- All Out Brunch Stout – Breakfast Stout Clone Founders Brewing Co
- Sunset Pale Ale – Deschutes Twilight
- Ugly Fish IPA – Ballast Point Sculpin
- Soulless Hop Pale Ale – Zombie Dust Three Floyds
- Topped With Hops Double IPA – Heady Topper The Alchemist – VT IPA Yeast (Conan Strain) also available –
- Pompous Ass Ale – Arrogant Bastard Stone Brewing
- I Heart IPA – Bell’s Two Hearted
- Old Bearded Stout – North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin
- Cali Mountain Stout – Sierra Nevada Stout
- Cali Mountain Pale Ale – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
- Plump Wheel Amber – New Belgium Fat Tire
- Eskimo Amber Ale – Alaskan Amber
- Dark HIll Porter – Deschutes Black Butte Porter
Adventures in Homebrewing’s Clone Selection
AIH has an extensive selection of all grain and extract recipe clone kits. Extract Recipes Include.. Dos Equis, Arcadia IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Bass, Bell’s Cherry Stout, Guinness, Bell’s Russian Imperial Stout, Pliny, Racer 5 and lots more. All Grain Recipes Include.. Dos Equis, Arcadia IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Bass, Bell’s Cherry Stout, Bell’s Brown, Blue Moon, Chimay Red, Cornerstone IPA, Double Crooked Tree IPA Dreadnaught IPA, Fat Tire, Hopslam, Moose Drool, Newcastle Brown, Pacifico, Pliny the Elder, Racer 5, Red Stripe, Sam Adams, Scrimshaw, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, Soft Parade, Sol, Three Floyds Gumballhead, Two Hearted IPA and Yuengling.
- Treehouse Julius
- Transmission IPL
- Fat Tire
- Founder’s All Day IPA
- Two Hearted
- Zombie Dust
- Gumball Head
- 60 Minute IPA
- “Piney the Welder”
- BrewDog Clone Kits – Punk’d, Tidal Stout, Physical Amber
Clone Kits at Keg Connection – Shock Top Guinness Draught, Guinness Extra Stout, Celebration Hoppy Holiday, Guinness Dry Stout, Lagunitas IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Three Floyds Zombie Dust, Oscar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Rebel IPA, Yuengling Lager, Yellow Rose Mosaic IPA
Beer and Wine Hobby
Clone Kits at Beer and Wine Hobby – Sam Adams, Grolsch, SNPA, Dead Guy, Guinness, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Anchor Steam, Arrogant Bastard, Bass, Mystic Brewing Lord Falconer, Mystic Brewer Wigglesworth Welkin Ringer ESB, Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter, Newcastle Brown, Smithwicks, Heady Topper, Founders KBS Kentucky Breakfast Stout, 120 Minute IPA and more.
Homebrew Recipes Released by Commercial Breweries
- BrewDog has released a back catalog of 215 recipes
- Flying Dog has released a homebrew recipe for Airwaves India Pale Lager
- Indeed Brewing has released homebrew recipes for Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder
- Weyerbacher has released the recipe for their Double Simcoe IPA
Want to Clone the Best Craft Beers in America? OK….
The American Homebrewers Association (See: Why you should be a member of the AHA! | AHA Membership Deals) has announced the results of their annual poll of Zymurgy Magazine readers to determine the Best Beers in America.
Related: Save on AHA Membership!
Top 10 Beers for 2020 [Along with clone options]…
1. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale* – Two Hearted Homebrew Clone
2. Russian River Pliny the Elder* – Pliny Homebrew Clone – direct from the brewer collaboration, See: Brewing Pliny
3. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale* – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale SNPA Homebrew Clone
4. The Alchemist Heady Topper* – Heady Topper Homebrew Clone – Finding The Conan Strain
5. Bell’s Hopslam* – Hopslam Homebrew Clone
6. Three Floyds Zombie Dust* – Zombie Dust Homebrew Clone
T7. Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale * – Tank 7 Homebrew Clone
T7. Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout – KBS Homebrew Clone
9. Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA* – Fresh Squeezed Homebrew Clone
10. North Coast Old Rasputin* – Old Rasputin Homebrew Clone
Check out the complete list Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America Results
Are you of a commercial brewery that has released a recipe to the homebrew community? If so, let us know so we can add it to this list.
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