The brown ales of Merry Old England are a delight to the palate and to the eye. The rich brown color and malty flavor are perfect for a blustery day indoors. Northern brown ales are not as sweet and caramel as the brown ales of London, which gives them better drinkability. Some recipes are described as nutty, but there are no nuts involved, it is purely due to the toasty sweet, cookie-like flavor of the malts.
The award-winning recipes from Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, prepared and assembled into ready-to-brew ingredient kits! These kits have been specially designed to be brewed at home on your kitchen stove with a minimum of equipment. Each kit comes with clear, illustrated brewing instructions for the general brewing process and step-by-step instructions for brewing that particular kit. The kits range from extract-only, to extract and steeping grains, to extract and partial mash and contain everything needed to brew 5 gallons of beer. All you need is a standard equipment kit from your local home brewing supply shop and a 5 gallon (20L) pot.