Dark Star Festival Ale AG Recipe Pack

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Dark Star Festival Ale AG Recipe Pack

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The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star Pub, in Brighton. With a brew plant only marginally bigger than an enthusiastic home-brew kit the characteristic style of hoppy beers was developed and tried out on the willing guinea pigs at the bar.

In 2001, the team emptied their piggy banks, cashed in any ISA’s, sold TV’s and dug around behind the sofa for loose change, to relocate the brewery to a new purpose-built, 15 brewers barrel brewery in Ansty, near Haywards Heath – some would argue this was the point the hobby started to become a proper business…some would anyway. A few years on, and once again the brewery was on the move, this time to a bigger site in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex.

The brewing team at Dark Star have been kind enough to share one of there most popular bitters - Festival.

A chestnut bronze-coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and freshness; a classic style strong bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of Festive, a former great Sussex beer from King & Barnes

Challenger, WGV, and East Kent Golding hops complimented by crystal and chocolate malts.

Crushed Maris otter, crystal and chocolate malt.

Choice of Yeast - Liquid yeast must be refrigerated.

This recipe pack will give you approx 23 litres of 5% ABV beer and comes with full instructions.

This is an All Grain recipe pack and therefore requires equipment and knowledge of All Grain/Full Mash brewing techniques.

This kit is suitable and comes with instructions for 20L Braumiester.

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The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star Pub, in Brighton. With a brew plant only marginally bigger than an enthusiastic home-brew kit the characteristic style of hoppy beers was developed and tried out on the willing guinea pigs at the bar. In 2001, the team emptied their piggy banks, cashed in any ISA’s, sold TV’s and dug around behind the sofa for loose change, to relocate the brewery to a new purpose-built, 15 brewers barrel brewery in Ansty, near Haywards Heath – some would argue this was the point the hobby started to become a proper business…some would anyway. A few years on, and once again the brewery was on the move, this time to a bigger site in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex. The brewing team at Dark Star have been kind enough to share one of there most popular bitters - Festival. A chestnut bronze-coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and freshness; a classic style strong bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of Festive, a former great Sussex beer from King & Barnes Challenger, WGV, and East Kent Golding hops complimented by crystal and chocolate malts. Crushed Maris otter, crystal and chocolate malt. Choice of Yeast This recipe pack will give you approx 23 litres of 5% ABV beer and comes with full instructions. This kit comes with instructions for 20L Braumiester. This is an All Grain recipe pack and therefore requires equipment and knowledge of All Grain/Full Mash brewing techniques.

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  • Rating
    Good, strong, robust flavour
    Review by paulfitzson 11/11/2017
    A previous reviewer says he loved King and Barnes Festive. He may like to know the beer is now brewed again commercially by Dark Star under the name Festival.
    I loved the commercial Festival when I tried it so took a punt on this kit. I am just tapping my first of four mini-kegs and it is really tasty. By the time I get to the last keg it will have rounded off nicely and it will be time to start over.
  • Rating
    Superb Beer
    Review by Russellon 26/07/2017
    This is a really great beer. I mashed at 64C in my Grainfather and the result is so much better than I hoped for. I will definitely make this again.
  • Rating
    Great Tasty Beer
    Review by Alanon 25/06/2017
    This has been one of my favourite brews which I've really enjoyed from a few weeks into conditioning to several months later. The sudden realisation that I've only one bottle left means I need to start planning a second batch.
  • Rating
    Good strong & malty beer
    Review by Peter Kon 02/06/2017
    This is a very nice strong malty beer. I think I will store it away for autumn/winter. It's not my first choice on a hot summery day, but I have some friends who are not so keen on the hoppy APAs and so may prefer this. I can however see why there have been so many 5 stars, so I guess it's just down to personal preference.
  • Rating
    Great beer
    Review by MATTon 07/09/2016
    This needs 6 weeks for the malts to round off but then it becomes really crisp malty and smooth , very nice, ensure your pitch rate is right and it will make all the difference.
  • Rating
    Craft ale quality
    Review by MATTon 17/07/2016
    This beer is of craft ale quality. My local is a real craft beer pub ( lucky me!) and this beer is like the quality served there. Tips, use a liquid yeast with a two litre starter , it will ferment dry revealing the balance of the malts. Def. brew again.
  • Rating
    WOW!
    Review by Jeffon 06/07/2016
    Easily the best AG brew I've made to date. I've never tasted the original so hard to compare but this beer tasted delicious. I gave it plenty of time to condition so perhaps that helped. Will be doing this one again.
  • Rating
    Very Good
    Review by Johnon 02/12/2015
    Great kit, good flavour, bottled beer was enjoyed in France with good feedback. Will make this one again.
  • Rating
    A blast from the past
    Review by jonon 29/11/2015
    Years ago, King and Barnes Festive was one of my two favourite beers. I was actually looking for a reasonable recipe for it as it is not brewed anymore. Then I came across this kit. Its a very high quality kit and although my mashing efficiency wasn't the best, I managed to produce a very good likeness of the original beer. I would thoroughly recommend this kit to anyone who likes a dark strong bitter regardless of whether they remember the King and Barnes version or not.
  • Rating
    A top rate Strong Bitter
    Review by Graemeon 07/11/2015
    This is a great kit, the finished product is a really excellent tradition strong English bitter, would recommend this kit to anyone.
  • Rating
    Very Good Indeed
    Review by Johnon 29/10/2015
    Great yield the OG and FG were spot on with the target gravities. It mashed and sparged well, the hops were tremendous. Fermented out to a lovely clear beer. Tasted great at bottling, cant wait till conditioning is over.
  • Rating
    Fantastic beer and a great night!
    Review by Stephenon 07/08/2015
    I have brewed this beer twice now and love it! I was asked to bring some beers to a bar billiards night at my fathers. He was suprised when two weeks before I turned up with 40 pints of this! on the night it didn't last long and everyone who tried it enjoyed it. Top job brew uk and dark star!
  • Rating
    Top Quality Kit
    Review by peteron 19/02/2015
    This kit is really tasty even after just a few days from initial fermentation.

    I racked the beer into secondary and stole some mid-syphon and the flavour is fantastic.

    Looking forward to trying it properly in a few weeks
  • Rating
    Dark Star is a quality
    Review by danon 23/11/2013
    I am a big fan of Dark Star, so I was intrigued to brew this,

    Instructions are simple and 5 weeks later I sampling it now.

    It is more stronger, darker bitter than most but it tastes just as refreshing to drink. The darker malts really stand out initially, but this developed in to a fine tasting drink.
  • Rating
    A refreshing strong bitter.
    Review by Mechon 22/08/2013
    I was suprised at this one, a very refreshing strong bitter, nice body and malty with a slight hoppiness. Reminded me of a weaker barley wine.