A few months ago, my brother and his buddies brewed a maple brown ale they named Syrupia. It turned out pretty well but none of us felt it was anything too special. One of my high school friends that has been helping me brew, however, quickly expressed his affection for it. As I had been promising to brew a batch just for him, we settled on doing another iteration of the maple brown ale.

We brewed this on December 27th and expect to bottle it some time next week.

The recipe is pretty simple.


Batch size: 5 gal
Estimated OG: 1.066
Actual OG: 1.065
Estimated FG: 1.017
Estimated ABV: 6.5%


4 oz brown malt
4 oz roasted barley
8 oz cara-pils / dextrine
1 lbs victory
2 lbs caramel/crystal
9 lbs 2-row


0.5 oz Chinook (60 min)
0.5 oz Fuggles (60 min)
0.25 oz Chinook (30 min)
0.25 oz Fuggles (30 min)
0.25 oz Chinook (10 min)
0.25 oz Fuggles (10 min)


Wyeast American Ale 1056 with 1 liter starter made 24 hours in advance.


3 cups maple syrup (0 min)
1 whirfloc tablet (15 min)
1 tsp yeast nutrient (15 min)


Mashed at 154F for 75 minutes with 21 quarts of water infused at 165.5F then fly sparged with 3 gallons at 168F.

Our first runnings SG was 1.072 and the pre-boil gravity was 1.071.