One of my local brew pubs (Barley's Brewing Company - Columbus, OH) puts out a fantastic Christmas Ale every year. It was also one of the first true craft beers that I ever had, so, it holds a special place in the ol' cockles (or is it subcockles?) of my heart...
They have, and who knows how old it is, a Recipe
Barley's Christmas Ale
Grain: British pale and crystal
Bittering Hops: American Cascade
Finishing Hops: German Hallertau
Adjuncts: fresh orange zest, fresh white ginger, local buckwheat honey, whole cinammon sticks
Original Gravity: 1.066
IBUs (estimate): 14
Alcohol By Volume: 6.6%
I'm still very
green when it comes to All Grain brewing, so, formulating a recipe from just the above seems very intimidating, SO, I'm wondering how, with that information, I could get something going for a five gallon batch at home...
I emailed them directly as well, asking for help (figured why not?), but, wanted ask the pros here as well!
Thanks for any help or advice!