Ellie's Brown Ale Photo

Ellie's Brown Ale

  • Year Round Brews
  • American Brown Ale
  • 5.5% ABV

This beautiful, deep russet brew is dominated by a chocolate and brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, producing a very smooth, well-balanced, and quaffable brown ale. Originally named Elle's Brown Ale after Adam Avery's beloved chocolate lab, however one Cease and Desist letter from a certain fashion publication later, this classic American Brown Ale was renamed as Ellie. Elle didn't mind. Ellie's Brown Ale has all the characteristics of its namesake; friendly, mellow, and a little nutty. As Adam's best friend, she came with him to work everyday and was a steadfast companion for all his climbing adventures. Elle is missed, but she lives on in this beer as the mascot on the label.


  • 6-Pack Bottles
  • 6-Pack Cans
  • Descriptors

    • Loyal
    • Friendly
    • Mellow
  • Malt Varieties

    • Munich
    • C-120
    • Honey Malt
    • Cara Pils
    • Chocolate
    • 2-Row
  • Yeast Varieties

    • House Ale Strain
  • Hop Varieties

    • Sterling
    • Bullion
    • Cascade
  • Dry Hop Varieties

    • N/A
  • Ellie's Brown Ale Hop Driven Chart

    Hop driven

  • Ellie's Brown Ale Malt Forward Chart

    Malt forward

  • Ellie's Brown Ale Yeast Centric Chart

    Yeast centric

  • Ellie's Brown Ale Beyond Reinheitsgebot Chart

    Beyond reinheits- gebot

  • Ellie's Brown Ale Abv % Chart

    Abv %

Suggested Pairings

Curds & Potatoes

The roasty, dry notes of Ellie's cut the richness of the cheese and pork gravy.

Home Brew Recipe

Recipe is scaled for 5–Gallon Batch Production






80.5% 2-row, 6.6% Chocolate Malt, 6.4% Munich, 4.2% Caramel 120L, 2.3% Honey Malt


0.13 oz Bullion (7.6% AA) at 60 min; 0.32 oz Sterling (5.1% AA) at 30 min; 1.01 oz Sterling (5.1% AA) at 0 min


London Ale at 20 C

Ellie truly is a man's best friend.

Lee Galloway • Avery Tap Room