Recipe Rich Brown Ale A basic Brown Ale recipe. Written by BYO Staff You'll Also Like Recipe MEMBERS ONLY Butte Creek Brewing's Winter Ale clone This beer is now retired. The Butte Creek Brewing Co.'s annual winter ale was technically an American Brown Ale with Fuggle hops providing a balance to the malty backbone. Recipe MEMBERS ONLY American Brown Ale The American brown ale was a style that arose through two distinct channels, the craft beer world and the homebrew world. Here is Gordon Strong's take on the American brown ale that arose via the craft beer world, such as Pete's Wicked Ale.