As you may have heard (cover your ears if you haven’t), our Harvest Ale is hitting the hay in 2017. We know you’ll miss Yamma Jamma, and we will too - so we’ve decided to give you a little something to remember it by. Our brewers have created a 5 Gallon All-Grain Batch homebrew recipe just for you. Find it below, or on the recipe page of our website, alongside Day Tripper and Midnight Ryder.
If you’re brewing Yamma Jamma - let us know! We’d love to pass along what we’ve learned about working with those crazy yams all these years. We’re so happy to finally share this recipe and welcome you to the yamily. Dang, we’re really gonna miss those puns. And one more thing - whether you’re a homebrewer or just a homedrinker, you’ll find $10 Yamma Jamma growler fills all November long at Indeed to send off our sweet potato beer right. Pick some up for Thanksgiving, it’s way better than a casserole.
Recipe: Yamma Jamma
5 Gallon All-Grain Batch
Crunchy leaves. Casseroles. Sweater weather. Yamma Jamma is our tribute to the coziest of seasons. Brewed with sweet potatoes and a blend of warm, fragrant spices, our Harvest Ale captures the sights, sounds, and flavors of fall.
O.G: 1.056 / FG: 1.014 / IBU: 10 / SRM 14 / ABV: 5.5%
Fermentation Schedule: 5 Weeks
1–2 week primary
1 week secondary
2 weeks bottle conditioning
- 7.25 lbs Vienna
- 2.35 lbs CaraHell
- 1.15 lbs CaraMunich II
- 1.15 lbs Golden Naked Oats
- 0.40 lbs Munich Light (10L)
- 0.35 lbs Crystal 120
- 0.75 lbs Sweet Potatoes (shredded)
- 0.75 oz Glacier @ 60 min (4.8% AA)
- 1.00 oz Vanilla Extract @ Flameout
- 1.85 g Allspice Powder @ Flameout
- 1.85 g Nutmeg Powder @ Flameout
- 1.50 g Cinnamon Powder @ Flameout
- 1.25 g Galangal Root Powder (Ginger) @ Flameout
Liquid yeast: Wyeast #1968 London ESB Ale. 75% Attenuation, Optimum temperature: 68°F
Dry yeast: Safale US-05. Optimum temperature: 68°F
Sacch’ Rest: 152° F for 60 minutes
Brewer’s Notes - This recipe is formulated for 6 gallons to allow for trub loss, etc. Indeed Brewing Company does not recommend attempting an extract version of this recipe due to it’s complex grain bill and use of sweet potatoes in the mash. Liquid yeast option is strongly preferred.
So long, farewell, Yamma Jamma! Our Harvest Ale will return this August to reap in one last season before hitting the hay. Conceived as an alternative to the ever growing patch of pumpkin beers, Yamma Jamma is instead brewed with sweet potatoes, a blend of spices, and vanilla. Fit to pair with crunchy leaves, casseroles and sweater weather, Yamma is our tribute to coziest of seasons. For one more year, anyway.
As a brewery, we are committed to making beers that are innovative and match what consumers are looking for on the shelf. While Yamma Jamma may have fit this bill five years ago, today tastes are shifting, so we are sending our Harvest Ale off into the sunset with warm regards. We commiserate with all you yam fans out there, we loved Yamma Jamma as well.
But don’t fret for too long, we’ve always got something new around the corner at Indeed. We’re excited to show off what we can accomplish as a brewery in the future, and who knows what we might do next fall. Until then, you can still get your paws on the last batches of Yamma Jamma this year from the end of August into October. Get the first tastes of Yamma Jamma on August 19th during our Five Year Celebration at Icehouse Minneapolis.
It’s about that time of year when we trade in our sunny shandys and summer ales for something we can really cozy up to on a chilly night. We’ve seen the aisles fill up with pumpkin spice & everything nice, but frankly – we’re bored with the gourds. Presenting your fall beer alternative, Yamma Jamma Harvest Ale, our ode to crunchy leaves, casseroles and sweater weather. Brewed with real sweet potatoes and a signature blend of spices, Yamma Jamma is your call to the fall.
Each batch of Yamma Jamma is made with 240 pounds of real sweet potatoes so you can rest assured that what’s on the can matches what’s in the can. This year we’ve tweaked the recipe of our harvest ale to accentuate its complex malt profile and provide more body. Our fall seasonal beer is brewed with ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Expect flavors of mellow yam and spices, nestled in an oaty-nutty malt ‘crust’ – yep, sweet potato pie in a glass. Yamma Jamma pairs perfectly with Halloween candy and horror movies, but also compliments your uncle’s bad jokes at thanksgiving.
Looking to get your yam on? Find it in cans and on draft at your favorite bars, restaurants and liquor stores. Plus, join us at Indeed on September 15th for a Yamma Jamma Flight Night and Tent Sale. We’ll be serving up our harvest ale, a nitro version, a cypress and vanilla bean infusion and for the first time ever – Yamma Jamma Alabama Slamma. This year, leave the pumpkins for carving - and go yam.