California Common Ale


Showcasing the Northern Brewer, this woody and rustic hop variety is what differentiates the California Common beer from other pale ales (which usually have more of a citrus character).  The toasty and caramel flavours of the malt also help create this unique beer styled after the U.S. craft beer, Anchor Steam.  The finish is crisp and dry with slight bitterness lingering over the grainy malt flavours.  An easy but unique ale recipe for your next homebrew.

*This pack contains ingredients only – you will need your own large pot and our equipment kit to brew your beer, or save and get our starter kit which includes one recipe, an equipment kit and a bottle set.*

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A beer is only as good as its ingredients.

If you’re going to spend the time to craft your own bespoke beers, it makes sense to start with the very best.
That’s why this recipe pack has the finest grains, all freshly milled by us just before shipping.   We use top quality hops from around the world compressed into a pellet form for easy handling and less liquid absorption. We then vacuum seal it all to ensure you receive the freshest possible ingredients.

Yeast is a more important component of your beer than many people realise. The yeast is really what makes your beer. Different strains of yeast also contribute different flavours to a batch of beer.  Our yeast is sourced from a special craft-beer yeast developer.  Their range of premium dried yeast has been specifically designed for craft beer styles; ensuring consistent and flavourful results with every brew.

Each recipe pack will make you 12, 330ml bottles of beer.

Each pack contains

  • Detailed instruction booklet
  • Quick reference guide with notes section
  • Freshly milled grains, hops and specialty yeast
  • Brewer’s Sugar
  • Kettle Finings (a seaweed derivative) which helps to clarify your beer
  • 2x no-rinse sanitiser sachets
  • 12 printed beer labels

** You will need equipment to make this beer – these recipes are designed to be used with a large pot (minimum 9L) and the HomeBrewtique brewing equipment. Check out our starter kit for everything you need to get brewing. **

At HomeBrewtique, we take pride in our beers and constantly strive to improve.  This means we are continually working on sourcing the finest ingredients and top quality equipment, creating new recipes and exciting ways for you to experiment at home.  We are sticklers for detail and want your entire experience to be smooth, enjoyable and delicious!

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California Steamin’:

  • Estimated alcohol by Volume = 4.7%
  • IBU (bitterness rating) = 34
  • Aroma = mild spicy wood hop aroma
  • EBC (colour rating guide) = 20
  • Time : You can be enjoying this beer 4 weeks after your brew day.


Malted barley blend (GLUTEN), Corn Sugar (Dextrose Monohydrate), hops (Northern Brewer), and US West Coast Yeast (packaged in a protected atmosphere), Kettle finings (carrageenan).

Storage :

Please put your yeast and hops in your refrigerator to maintain optimum performance.  Once bottled, store your beers in a cool and dark place until ready to drink – and remember pour slowly leaving the sediment layer behind!

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