Irish Red Ale Malt Extract Beer Kit


Steeping grains *

Steeping grains are NOT crushed prior to shipping

Grain steeping bag *

Kit includes grains that require a steeping bag

Priming sugar (dextrose) 4-5 oz *

Required for carbonation at bottling time


Irish Red Ale Malt Extract Beer Kit

This easy-drinking, delicious red-relative to the English Bitter has a stronger malt profile with soft notes of toasted caramel. Our Irish Red Ale extract beer kit is crafted from the highest quality extracts and steeping grains. Well-balanced, with a single noble hop addition this outstanding brew has an initial sweetness and a dry finish. A great brew for beginner-level extract brewers who enjoy European and American-style red and amber ales and are anxious to integrate steeping grains into their brewing process.

Please note: Yeast is now sold separately. Strain options linked above.

Our Irish red extract kit includes:

Experience level: Beginner (kit includes steeping grains)
Target batch size: 5.25 gal (20 l) into the fermenter
Target ABV (alcohol by volume): 5.3 %
SRM (beer colour): 16
IBU (international bittering units): 24

Finely Crafted Commercial Examples



First brewed in Lady’s Well Brewery, Cork in 1856. Murphy’s Irish Red is crafted from malted barley, chocolate malt, water, hops and yeast. Sweet caramel flavours with light biscuit and fruity hop notes. Medium body and a finish.


A refreshing and clean ruby coloured ale. It has sweet malt & smoky undertones with rich, bitter/sweet chocolate malt flavour. A thirst-quenching and lightly bitter finish.



One of the best domestic Irish Red Ales, winning the gold medal at the 2000 World Beer Cup. They use a top-fermenting ale yeast, but condition (lager) for an extended period of time at cold temperatures for a crisp, clean taste.

Additional information

Weight 8.5 lbs
Dimensions 7.75 × 7.75 × 7.75 in
  1. s_dieleman (verified owner)

    This is our first beer kit we tried at Goldsteam, kegged it today. Purchased another because it tastes so good.
    Now for the nitty gritty.
    My absolute favorite beer is red ale. Rickards Red turned me on to it 20 years ago and it is always my go to beer.
    I wish I could add pictures, this beer looked like a dark ale in the fermenter but in the glass it was a dark amber.
    The taste is a spot on Irish Red Ale. After my wife and I kegged and forced carbonated it we were blown away by the flavor, color, and spot on Irish Red ale. This isn’t your typical homebrew Twang. Our first brew turned out to be fantastic.

    If you think customer service is dead then you haven’t met Jason at Goldsteam… he was awesome at answering my dumb a$$ newbie questions and helping me create an awesome beer straight out of the gate.

    The beer is very rich, with a great thick mouth feel, malty flavor, enough bitter to keep it interesting. Both my wife and I give this beer 2 rock solid thumbs up!!!

    We just finished purchasing our 3rd and 4th kit from Goldsteam. We will review them as they finish up and are in the glass. 🙂

  2. Colin Reid (verified owner)

    I have used this kit several times and every time the beer turned out great. I have used this kit alone to make an outstanding Irish Red Ale, but have also used it with 1/2 bottle of apricot flavouring (also purchased here) to make a great apricot ale. As with all extract ale kits, the instructions are easy to follow and you will have great tasting beer within a couple of weeks. The red colour of this beer is perfect.

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