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Beer. Simply Beer - Brown Ale

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Beer. Simply Beer - Brown Ale

SKU: BK10420

Designed 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.


Designed 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
  • Hops
  • Specialty Grains
  • Priming Sugar
  • Brewing Instructions
Details & Instructions

Additional Information

Origin of Style USA
Color Dark
Gravity Level OG 1.040 - 1.050
Hop Rating (1-5) 1

4.3 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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5 Stars for me
My first but not my last Brown Ale. The service the packing and most important the end product came out great! Highly recommend.
September 30, 2016
Price 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 product
July 24, 2016
Basic 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, 2016
Good stuff
Nice, mellow, easy to drink. I'll make this again.
January 11, 2017
3 months ago
Great taste for little effort
What could be simpler? Malt extract, water, yeast, and 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, 2016
9 months ago
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, 2016
5 months ago
Taste very good and I share some with my friends I will be ordering some more when this batch runs low.
February 6, 2017
2 months ago
The ingredients are top quality and it's only $20.
I've paid a lot for for less
Best kit ever? No.
Best kit for $20 bucks? Definitely.
Solid kit for $30? Actually, yeah.
ingredients were top quality and very fresh (mine was delivered on Feb 8th and the speciality grain was packaged on Jan 31st.
Brewing it right now, so haven't tasted the finished product.
If I don't like it, going to bet its on me for making a mistake in the process or just personal preference. The kit itself is a solid product. Would make a good base kit too.
February 8, 2017
1 month ago
Good stuff
Very tasty, decent value. Do not like the name Beer simply beer. Makes it seam cheap.
July 30, 2016
Great Kit
While 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, 2016
4 months ago
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Are you considering other styles to add to the series?
K E on Jun 12, 2016
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 Supplies
What is the use-by date on the package? How long will it last in storage before I brew it? Thanks!
Nicholas H on Mar 2, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: I don't remember a "use by" date except on the yeast packet. MS could probably answer better than a customer.
Is 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.
A shopper on Dec 29, 2016
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 final gravity for this beer?
A shopper on Feb 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The kit instructions only had OG of 1.048. I brewed at OG of 1.036 and a FG of 1.008. I didn't deviate from anything either.
Has anyone tried added a bit of honey when brewing this brown ale? Good results?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: i have not tried honey in this specific brew, but in two similar batches, both with good results. It was Kroger's brand of clover honey, off-the-shelf, not organic or anything special.
What is the abv of this beer?
M P on May 28, 2016
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.
B E on May 9, 2016
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 Supplies
are these simply beers extract kits or all grain
J E on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All the "Simply Beer" kits are extract kits, simplified as much as possible! - Mike W, Midwest Supplies

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