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Beer Recipes For Homebrewing

We think brewing beer at home can be fun, easy, and rewarding. The list of beer recipes below should help you to attain homebrewing greatness. Click on any of the links below to find the next beer you’ll brew at home.

This list is based on the categorization put forth by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). At some point, we will create and brew up every style. Plus, we have beer recipes that don’t exactly fit into the guidelines either (see the bottom of the list).

Check back here regularly for easy access to all the Brew Dudes recipes:

Category 1 – Light Lager

1A – Lite American Lager

1B – Standard American Lager

1C – Premium American Lager

1D – Munich Helles

1E – Dortmunder Export

Category 2 – Pilsner

2A – German Pilsner (Pils)

2B – Bohemian Pilsener

2C – Classic American Pilsner

Category 3 – European Amber Lager

3A – Vienna Lager

3B – Oktoberfest/Märzen   Oktoberfest/Märzen Ale

Category 4 – Dark Lager

4A – Dark American Lager

4B – Munich Dunkel

4C – Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

Category 5 – Bock

5A – Maibock/Helles Bock

5B – Traditional Bock

5C – Doppelbock

5D – Eisbock

Category 6 – Light Hybrid Beer

6A – American Cream Ale

6B – Blonde Ale   Lawnmower Beer   Golden Ale

6C – Kolsch

6D – American Wheat Beer   Honey Wheat Ale

Category 7 – Amber Hybrid Beer

7A – Northern German Altbier

7B – California Common Beer

7C – Düsseldorf Altbier

Category 8 – English Pale Ale

8A – Standard/Ordinary Bitter

8B – Special/Best/Premium Bitter

8C – Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)

Category 9 – Scottish And Irish Ale

9A – Scottish Light 60/-

9B – Scottish Heavy 70/-

9C – Scottish Export 80/-

9D – Irish Red Ale

9E – Strong Scotch Ale

Category 10 – American Ale

10A – American Pale Ale   Cascade Pale Ale

10B – American Amber Ale

10C – American Brown Ale   American Brown Ale (Extract)

Category 11 – English Brown Ale

11A – Mild

11B – Southern English Brown Ale

11C – Northern English Brown

Category 12 – Porter

12A – Brown Porter

12B – Robust Porter

12C – Baltic Porter

Category 13 – Stout

13A – Dry Stout

13B – Sweet Stout

13C – Oatmeal Stout

13D – Foreign Extra Stout

13E – American Stout

13F – Russian Imperial Stout

Category 14 – India Pale Ale (IPA)

14A – English IPA

14B – American IPA

14C – Imperial IPA

Category 15 – German Wheat And Rye Beer

15A – HefeWeizen

15B – Dunkelweizen

15C – Weizenbock

15D – Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)

Category 16 – Belgian And French Ale

16A – Witbier

16B – Belgian Pale Ale

16C – Saison

16D – Bière De Garde

16E – Belgian Specialty Ale

Category 17 – Sour Ale

17A – Berliner Weisse

17B – Flanders Red Ale

17C – Flanders Brown Ale/Oud Bruin

17D – Straight (Unblended) Lambic

17E – Gueuze

17F – Fruit Lambic

Category 18 – Belgian Strong Ale

18A – Belgian Blond Ale

18B – Belgian Dubbel

18C – Belgian Tripel

18D – Belgian Golden Strong Ale

18E – Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Category 19 – Strong Ale

19A – Old Ale

19B – English Barleywine

19C – American Barleywine

Category 20 – Fruit Beer

Blueberry Ale

Cranberry Wheat Ale

Strawberry Blonde

Berry Wheat

Category 21 – Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer

21A – Spice, Herb, Or Vegetable Beer

21B – Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer

Christmas Spiced Ale

Holiday Ale

Category 22 – Smoke-Flavored/Wood-Aged Beer

22A – Classic Rauchbier

22B – Other Smoked Beer

22C – Wood-Aged Beer

Category 23 – Specialty Beer

Maple Porter

Category 24 – Traditional Mead

24A – Dry Mead

24B – Semi-Sweet Mead

24C – Sweet Mead

Category 25 – Melomel (Fruit Mead)

25A – Cyser

25B – Pyment

25C – Other Fruit Melomel

Raspberry Melomel Recipe

Category 26 – Other Mead

26A – Metheglin

26B – Braggot

26C – Open Category Mead

Category 27 – Standard Cider And Perry

27A – Common Cider

27B – English Cider

27C – French Cider

27D – Common Perry

27E – Traditional Perry

Category 28 – Specialty Cider And Perry

28A – New England Cider

28B – Fruit Cider

28C – Applewine

28D – Other Specialty Cider/Perry

Malted Cider Recipe

Other Beer Recipes:

Mack and Jacks African Amber Clone
German Hop Amber Ale (Extract)
Gose Beer
SMaSH Lager
Summer Ale
Leftover Beer
Spaten Optimator Clone


  1. Christy

    Hey brew dudes! I’m looking for direction in scaling up a recipe using ginger. I’m scaling up from a one gallon recipe to a 30 barrel recipe. Our Brewer suggests that it doesn’t scale in a 1:1 conversion but rather that it might scale up on a bell curve. I can’t find anything about this online. Do you guys have advice? Thanks!

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  3. Instant bookmarked! Having this in a list makes it easier to find inspiration for our beer brewing experiments.

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