DetailsDesigned for the purist…Beer. Simply Beer. It has everything you need to brew great beer and nothing you don’t. We’ve stripped away all the extras to reveal the very heart of a perfect Brown Ale. The result? The most streamlined, straight-forward brewing experience ever. And an ale that is not too dark, not too light... this chestnut-colored, remarkably drinkable beer is the perfect compromise.
Simple perfection. That is what Simply Beer is all about – recipes, ingredients and instructions designed to keep brew day simple, and deliver beer that’s perfect for everyday drinking and sharing.
Life is complicated. Beer. Simply Beer isn’t. Cheers!
5-Gallon Extract Recipe Kit Includes
- Malt Extract
- Dry Yeast
- Specialty Grains
- Priming Sugar
- Brewing Instructions
- Details & Instructions
Origin of Style USA Color Dark Gravity Level OG 1.040 - 1.050 Hop Rating (1-5) 1
4.5 / 5.013 Reviews5 Stars for meMy first but not my last Brown Ale. The service the packing and most important the end product came out great! Highly recommend.September 30, 2016AmazingPrice is cheap but if you like a brown ale this is the kit for you. Amazing taste acutally having a problem not drinking this beer lol a out right great productJuly 24, 2016Basic is usually the best!No high tech ingredients, just great beer! I added 2 pounds of honey to mellow out any possible bitterness, but next batch will only have 1 pound. One of the better batches I've brewed. A definite "repeat"!September 19, 2016Good stuffNice, mellow, easy to drink. I'll make this again.January 11, 2017Purchased
1 month agoGreat taste for little effortWhat could be simpler? Malt extract, water, yeast, and hops...no messing with steeping specialty grains, no lautering. Just boil, chill, aerate, pitch, wait, then bottle. I think I'll incorporate a couple of these Simply Beer kits during the year to give me a mental break and to simply enjoy beer. Yay!December 30, 2016Purchased
7 months agoGreat!Very easy and tasty result. Would reccomend. I am usually an all grain brewer but decided to try this for an easier brew day. Turned out great and you cannot argue with the price.November 24, 2016Purchased
3 months agoGood stuffVery tasty, decent value. Do not like the name Beer simply beer. Makes it seam cheap.July 30, 2016Great KitWhile I have only tasted the ale before bottling it, the kit was super easy to put together and as advertised. Looking forward to great results though.November 27, 2016Purchased
2 months agoYou just can't beat Simply BeerEspecially this one, as it turned out great. Easy to brew even for a novice 5G brewer like myself (I've brewed several 1 & 2G batches previously though). The price is very affordable especially when you add up all of the ingredients in this kit. Thanks to Midwest Supplies for offering these recipes.December 5, 2016Purchased
8 months agoDecent, could use some work...Easy to make, and drinkable in under a month. I don't know if it's really a "brown ale", it finishes as more of an amber ale. The beer is very smooth, but doesn't really have a lot of body. I would definitely recommend adding some finishing hops, since it doesn't really have any hoppiness.
I would recommend this kit to anyone just starting out brewing, since it's easy, or to anyone who's planning to have a big party and wants to fill a cooler with something pretty much everyone will drink, but if you're an experienced brewer you'll probably find this one lacking (although it could be a good "base" kit that you could customize).November 15, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 10 answersAre you considering other styles to add to the series?BEST ANSWER: Maybe so! We are happy with the response so far to the kits we have offered in this line, and we may introduce more beer styles later. We're glad you're interested! -Mike W, Midwest SuppliesIs the resulting beer anything at all like a Dundee's Nut Brown Ale? I am a novice when it comes to brown ales but found that I like Dundee's. Thank you.BEST ANSWER: Never had Dundee's. It's not really a nut ale. I do think this brown ale is a good base recipe, and improves greatly with different steeping grains or hops. Maybe if you can find out what grains and hops they use you can try tweaking your brew.What is the abv of this beer?BEST ANSWER: The ABV of this beer is approximately 5.0%.How long after I receive this do I have before I need to brew it. Might want to buy multiple styles.BEST ANSWER: The shelf life of the kits would be 3-4 months with no problem; after that the specialty grains in the kits would start to be a bit stale. The other components would be fine for longer than that, though. - Mike W, Midwest Suppliesare these simply beers extract kits or all grainBEST ANSWER: All the "Simply Beer" kits are extract kits, simplified as much as possible! - Mike W, Midwest Supplies