Subscriber Exclusive

Recipe: Shades Kveik 1

With thanks to the team at Shades Brewing, here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for their award-winning sour ale that gets a mix of farmhouse yeast and lactic bacteria, and also serves as the base for multiple medal-winning beers.

Shades Brewing Dec 11, 2022 - 3 min read

Recipe: Shades Kveik 1 Primary Image

Photo: Courtesy Shades Brewing

All Access Subscribers can download the Beersmith and BeerXML version of this recipe. Subscribe today.

With thanks to founder Trent Fargher and the production team at Shades Brewing in South Salt Lake, Utah, here is a homebrew-scale recipe for their dry-hopped American sour ale, which won twice at the Great American Beer Festival—gold in 2018 and bronze in 2021.

Fermented with a house culture that began as the Lithuanian Simonaitis farmhouse yeast, this beer “started our path to the three World Beer Cup medals,” Fargher says. A version of Kveik 1 was the base for those winning beers: Kveik Piña Colada (silver), Kveik Thai Tom Kha (silver), and Kveik Peach Cobbler (bronze).

For much more about this brewery and their approach to these award-winning beers, see our Breakout Brewer profile on Shades.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.064
FG: 1.014
IBUs: 9
ABV: 6.5%

Make & Drink Better Beer

Subscribe today to access all of the premium brewing content available (including this article). With thousands of reviews, our subscribers call it "the perfect beer magazine" and "worth every penny." Your subscription is protected by a 100% money back guarantee.