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Organic Beer Kits

Mash-Extract Kits- For Intermediate Homebrewers

Our organic beer kits are made of the highest quality organic ingredients that money can buy. We spend a lot of time developing each kit, and we continually make improvements whenever we receive a good suggestion, or find better ingredients or packaging. Each kit is packaged in a cardboard box with a color label. Each kit includes comprehensive step by step instructions, premium organic malts and hops which are sealed in oxygen barrier plastic to lock out air and moisture, and organic dry malt extract (DME) or organic corn sugar for bottling. The grains in each kit are pre-crushed unless otherwise requested. These kits contain all the organic malt, hops, and grains needed to make one five gallon (US) batch of organic beer. All of the organic ingredients included in our kits are certified organic under the USDA National Organic Program by California Certified Organic Farmers.

Each kit is rigorously tested by Seven Bridges members with typical home brewing equipment. After tasting these beers (our favorite part!) we have concluded that these kits brew the best organic beer we have ever tried. We think you will agree! Our intermediate kits require the extra step of soaking, or mashing the grain before boiling. This is easily accomplished if you have a grain bag or a large kitchen colander, and a thermometer. Our instructions explain clearly how to do this. The extra time is worth it: the grains add a satisfying character and authenticity you can be proud of!

BELGIAN SAISON

7 Bridges Red Ale

Extra Special Bitter

PALE ALE

BRITISH BITTER

90 Shilling Scottish Ale

WEISSBIER

INDIA PALE ALE

NUT BROWN ALE

7 GRAIN HERITAGE ALE

BELGIAN DUBBEL

BELGIAN SAISON

Because we offer so many yeast choices we sell all of our kits without yeast. Each kit description includes a recommended yeast, which you may order separately. For our full yeast selection and more information about the yeast we offer, please see the yeast section

GERMAN ALT

ROBUST PORTER

IRISH STOUT

OATMEAL STOUT

CELEBRATION ALE

OKTOBERFEST

PILSNER

DARK LAGER

CALIFORNIA LAGER

PRE-PROHIBITION LAGER

Each kit description includes information about original gravity and IBU's (International Bittering Units), to give you more information about the strength and bitterness of the beer produced by each kit. An original gravity of 1.032 to 1.042 will produce a beer with a lower alcohol content, a range of 1.043 to 1.054 will have a moderate alcohol content, and an original gravity of 1.055 or higher will produce a strong beer. Beers with a low hop bitterness will have an IBU of 30 or less, an IBU of 30 to 40 will produce a moderate bitterness, and an IBU of over 40 will produce a strong bitterness. Because the strength of the beer affects the percieved bitterness of the finished brew, the above values are intended as a guideline only.

PLAIN BROWN WRAPPER

Save Resources and $1 Off Per Kit!

Our Kits are packaged in a box with a full color label. You may find these items are not necessary, and if so, you may order your kit without them. Simply request the plain brown wrapper option when ordering, or order the plain brown wrapper version if ordering on-line, and we will ship your kit without the color label and booklet for $1 less.

 

YEAST OPTIONS: Our kits do not include yeast because we offer so many different options. Unless you plan to buy yeast locally, you must order yeast for your kit. There are 2 choices of liquid yeast for all of our kits. In addition to Wyeast, which comes in a foil self starting pouch, we now offer White Labs liquid yeast, which comes in a vial (for more details, see our yeast section). You also have the option to choose a different yeast style than the one suggested for the kit you order. If you prefer, you may also purchase dehydrated yeast for your kit instead of liquid. Dehydrated yeast is less expensive than liquid yeast, and stores longer, but usually produces beer of slightly lower quality than liquid yeast.

Saison

Inspired by the farmhouse ales of Belgium, our Saison is delightfully dry and thirst quenching. Saisons were originally brewed to nourish and refresh laborers during harvest. Often made from whatever ingredients were on hand, Saisons are a varied style and open to interpretation. This version is made from a combination of Pilsner and wheat malts, with a touch of Munich for color and oats for a silky mouthfeel. A select blend of continental hops help round out the sweet malt flavors and balance the fruity esters produced by the Wallonian yeast strain. Although our version isn’t spiced, many examples are—a touch of coriander, hibiscus, or ginger root can add an enticing complexity to an already fantastic style. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley and wheat, organic oat flakes, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.062. IBU's: 36. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #3711 French Saison, or White Labs 568 Saison Blend.

 

7 Bridges Red Ale

Our Red Ale is so good we have given it our name! This West coast style red ale has a deep reddish amber hue, a full bodied, well balanced malt flavor, and a strong, aromatic hop character. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale.

E.S.B. (Extra Special Bitter)

Smooth, malty, and moderately hoppy, this is a classic E.S.B. that is a true showcase of quality organic beer. The recipe is loosely based on our popular Red Honey ESB recipe that we discontinued last year because we could not source certified organic honey. This ale is light amber in color and is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Our final test batch was so good that 5 gallons ran dry in less than a week! If you want more of a dry, crisp finish we highly recommend adding 1 to 2 lbs of raw honey (not included in the kit) to the boil. For a hoppier finish, try dry hopping with organic Cascade hops (purchase separately). Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic barley flakes, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.058. IBU's: 44. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1098 British Ale or #1968 Special London Ale, or White Labs #013 London Ale or #005 British Ale.

 

PALE ALE

Easy to brew, and easy to enjoy, our Organic Pale Ale will satisfy your thirst for a good basic ale. Pale amber in color, with a full bodied maltiness and rich hop character. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale.

 

BRITISH BITTER

English mild ale would be a better name for this popular recipe, but our English mates like to call for a pint of bitter, so we chose the traditional name for this style. Like the traditional English bitter, this is a light ale, and not too bitter. Medium bodied, light amber in color, and a well balanced, light hop character. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.045. IBU's: 32. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1968 Special London Ale, or White Labs Burton Ale.

90 Shilling Scottish Ale

Called 90 Shilling because of the old Scottish Brewery tradition of naming the ales according to the price commanded for a full cask. A strong, full bodied ale with a deep copper red color and very mildly hopped. For a truly unique brew, try brewing this with Heather tips (sold separately) which add a fresh grassy/floral aroma and a slight herbal bitterness. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.068. IBU's: 25. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1728 Scottish Ale, or White Labs Edinburgh Ale.

WEISSBIER

Based on the traditional German Weissbier, our Weissbier is a light wheat beer with the delicate aroma of premium German organic hops. Produces a slightly cloudy, full bodied ale with a complex flavor. Our mash-extract recipe contains about 25% wheat malt. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic malted wheat, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.048. IBU's: 21. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #3068 Weihenstephan wheat, or White Labs Hefewiezen. For a drier, slightly tart wheat beer, use Wyeast #3333 German Wheat or White Labs Hefeweizen IV.

INDIA PALE ALE

Now with more malt and more hops, our IPA kit has been improved to satisfy your thirst for a strong, extra hoppy beer. Our kit features the distinct hint of blackberry flavor from the New Zealand Pacific Gem hops and a light toasted malt flavor. The NZ Hallertaur hops and English Kent Goldings hops add a rich hop aroma. Like a traditional IPA, this beer has a strong hop bitterness. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.060. IBU's: 54. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1968 Special London Ale, or White Labs Burton Ale.

NUT BROWN ALE

This is a smooth, nutty ale, warm chocolate in color, with a medium body and a malty sweetness balanced with the flavor of fresh organic hops. Our Nut Brown ale recipe is formulated in the classic English style. It is easy to brew and is very drinkable with a short aging time. This recipe has won several awards in home brew contests, as brewed by our members. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.046. IBU's: 25 Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1028 London Ale, or White Labs English Ale.

 

7 GRAIN HERITAGE ALE

This brew has been a personal favorite of Co-op Member Amelia for many years. Amber in color with a nutty complexity from the toasted buckwheat, millet, and quinoa. Wheat and oats give the ale a full bodied flavor, with barley and rye for a clean finish. The hops are mellow to allow the unique grain flavors to come through. It's not just for breakfast any more! This kit is more difficult to brew than our other mash-extract kits because it requires pre-cooking the specialty adjuncts. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic adjunct grains (wheat, rye, oats, buckwheat, millet, and quinoa), organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale.

 

GERMAN ALT

A classic German ale, with just a bit of wheat for a full bodied taste. A smooth, malty, rich brew balanced with a fine German hop aroma. Sure to be a crowd pleaser! Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley and wheat, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1007 German Ale/Alt, or White Labs German Ale.

 

BELGIAN DUBBEL

If you are a fan of Belgian syle beers, our Belgian Dubbel kit will be a new favorite. This is a strong, malty ale with a rich, complex flavor and a hint of nuttiness. Medium amber color and mildly hopped. Contains organic barley malt, organic malt extract, organic cane sugar, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.066. IBU's: 28. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1214 Belgian Abbey or #3787 Belgian Trappist, White Labs #500 Trappist, #530 Abbey, or #550 Belgian Ale. Choose the yeast that best suits your fermentation temperature range and taste. For liquid yeast descriptions go to our yeast page.

ROBUST PORTER

A warm and robust full bodied Porter that takes full advantage of the aromatic N.Z. Hallertaur hops. For a pleasant and surprising finish, try bottling this ale with one cup of honey instead of the bottling sugar for a great honey porter. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.056. IBU's: 38. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1028 London Ale, or White Labs English Ale.

IRISH STOUT

For the many stout lovers out there who have requested it! This is a dry stout styled after the most popular Irish Stout, with a rich roasted malt character and moderate hop bitterness. Has a very thick, full bodied texture and a thick, creamy head. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic roasted barley, organic barley flakes, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.046. IBU's: 38. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1084 Irish Ale, or White Labs Irish Ale.

OATMEAL STOUT

Our Oatmeal Stout is a favorite (We can never keep it around for very long) and the recipe (as brewed by our Members) has already won several awards in home brewing contests. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic roasted barley, organic flaked grains (oats, barley, & wheat), organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.068. IBU's: 47. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1084 Irish Ale, or White Labs Irish Ale.

CELEBRATION ALE

A full bodied, deep amber ale spiced just right for the holidays. A blend of organic Ceylon cinnimon sticks, whole cloves, orange peel, and organic ginger give this beer a warm, spicy finish. Because the spices are packaged separately, you also have the option to omit the spices (and save them for the pumpkin pie), or adjust the amounts used to your own personal preference. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic spices (Ceylon cinnimon, cloves, orange peel, & ginger), organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and illustrated instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 33. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #1056 American Ale, or White Labs California Ale.

OKTOBERFEST

This is a light amber beer that is smooth and malty with a crisp hop finish. The toasted malt and organic German premium hops gives this brew a wonderful blend of flavors in the Vienna/Märzen/Oktoberfest tradition. Best if fermented at lagering temperatures (45- 55 oF). Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 23. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #2206 Bavarian Lager, or White Labs German Lager. If you are not able to ferment at lagering temperatures, try using Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager, which can be fermented at ale temperatures.

PILSNER

This recipe has taken 1st place in a local AHA sponsored home brewing contest! Our pilsner is full bodied in the Czechoslovakian style, with a pronounced hop bitterness and crisp flavor. For the best results this beer should be fermented at lagering temperatures (45- 55 oF). Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 36. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #2007 Pilsen Lager, or White Labs Pilsner Lager. If you are not able to ferment at lagering temperatures, try using Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager, which can be fermented at ale temperatures.

SANTA CRUZ DARK LAGER

Our heartiest lager, similar to the traditional style of a German Schwarzbier, is dark and smooth. Has a roasted malt flavor with a medium body and a subtle, mildly spicy hop flavor. Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.048. IBU's: 23. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #2206 Bavarian Lager, or White Labs German Lager. If you are not able to ferment at lagering temperatures, try using Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager, which can be fermented at ale temperatures.

 

CALIFORNIA LAGER

Here is a kit for the beer style native to our part of the world! In the California steam beer style, this is a full bodied amber lager with a hint of caramel and a strong hop character. Our easiest lager to brew because this style can be fermented at ale temperatures (60 to 65 oF). Contains organic malt extract, organic malted barley, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.050. IBU's: 40. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager.

 

PRE-PROHIBITION LAGER

Perfect for summer barbeques and events, this is a light lager with a rich hop flavor and a clean, crisp finish. Unlike modern American lagers, our pre-prohibition style has a creamy, smooth texture and a prominent hop flavor. Contains organic barley malt, organic malt extract, organic rice syrup, organic hops, organic dry malt extract (DME) for bottling, Irish Moss, recipe, and instructions. Produces an original gravity of approximately 1.046. IBU's: 30. Recommended yeast for this kit (Not included! Order separately): Wyeast #2035 Pilsen Lager, or White Labs American Pilsner Lager. If you are not able to ferment at lagering temperatures, try using Wyeast #2112 California Lager or White labs San Francisco Lager, which can be fermented at ale temperatures.

 

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