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Zombie Dust Clone

American Pale Ale

OG: 1.063 FG: 1.016 ABV: 6.2% IBU: 0

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Christmas Amber Ale

American Amber Ale by Christoffer

OG: 1.047 FG: 1.010 ABV: 4.9% IBU: 25

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Christmas Crack

Winter Seasonal Beer by stoutstud

OG: 1.082 FG: 1.016 ABV: 8.6% IBU: 73

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IPA no1

American IPA

OG: 1.051 FG: 1.009 ABV: 5.6% IBU: 70

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Make Canada Amber Again

American Light Lager

OG: 1.057 FG: 1.010 ABV: 6.1% IBU: 74

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English Porter by WHBC

OG: 1.014 FG: 1.002 ABV: 1.6% IBU: 84

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irish red

Irish Red Ale by WHBC

OG: 1.026 FG: 1.004 ABV: 2.8% IBU: 22

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Amelia's tire fat


OG: 1.055 FG: 1.011 ABV: 5.8% IBU: 19

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Cali Common 7bbl

California Common by Jim Dandy Brewing

OG: 13.906 FG: 3.978 ABV: 5.4% IBU: 35

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OG: 1.059 FG: 1.011 ABV: 6.3% IBU: 71

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