The Golden One Pale

There’s gold in this ale – where big malt and hop flavours exist in perfect balance. A pale ale worth its weight in bullion; all hail the Golden One! El Dorado hops bring stone fruit, pear and watermelon aromas, ripe tropical flavours and a magnificent bitter finish. Enhancing your experience is a sweet, mouth-filling maltiness with colour alike 24-carat gold. This is the stuff of legends, but unlike the mythical El Dorado – this ale is all genuine and much easier to unearth.



  • Colour: Pale Gold
  • Body: Medium
  • Bitterness: Medium - High
  • Approx. Alcohol Level: 6.5% ABV
  • Naturally Carbonated: Natural
  • Step 1 : Mix

    Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew.
    In a 2 litre pan, mix the Pale Malt Extract with 1 litre of water and bring to the boil.
    Turn off heat and add 1 of the packets of EL Dorado Hop Pellets and steep for 10mins.
    After 10 minutes set the pot in a cold/ice water bath to cool (about 15 mins).
    Strain the malt/hop liquid into the Fermenting Vessel (FV).
    Add the North West Pale Ale to the FV (no need to stir).
    Fill the FV with cold water to the 8.5 litre mark.
    Sprinkle both the US-05 and brew can yeast then fit the lid.

  • Step 2 : Brew

    Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment at 20 - 22C.
    Fermentation should take 7 to 12 days.
    At around day 7, add the remaining El Dorado Hop Pellets to the brew by wrapping them in a mesh cleaning cloth (pulled straight from the pack) and place directly on top of the brew then re-fit the lid.
    After 5 days, check the Specific Gravity (SG).
    Check the SG again the following day and so on.

  • Step 3 : Bottle

    The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days, expect about 1008 to 1012.
    Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.
    Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps (only one drop per bottle may be preferred).
    Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.

  • Step 4 : Enjoy

    After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the bottles.
    Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve in the short term.
    When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.
    The chilled beer (slightly warmer than fridge temperature to emphasise the hop aromas) may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.
    Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 6.5% ABV.