Emma's Ale Extract Kit w/ Specialty Grains

SKU: U0420

Chris German, Northern Brewer’s friend from Brewers Supply Group (aka The Folks Who Get Us The Grain), has a 4-year old daughter who was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Neuroblastoma. To help out Emma and other children fighting this battle (and help you help them too), we’re proud to bring you Emma’s Brown Ale.

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Chris German, Northern Brewer’s friend from Brewers Supply Group (aka The Folks Who Get Us The Grain), has a 4-year old daughter who was diagnosed with a type of cancer called Neuroblastoma. To help out Emma and other children fighting this battle (and help you help them too), we’re proud to bring you Emma’s Brown Ale. 100% of the profits from sales of this kit will go to help fund pediatric cancer research and treatment at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, so you can feel doubly good about brewing and drinking this Northern English-style brown ale with a terrific balance of malt, hop, and yeast character.

Update 9/20/2011

Good news from Chris German: "Emma is in full remission and completes the treatment on October 2nd. On the behalf of Emma and my family, thank you everyone for the good energy." Thanks to everyone who helped the German family by brewing this kit! Emma's Ale will remain in our roster and NB will continue donating 100% of the profit from this kit to pediatric cancer research. Cheers!

Additional Information

Beer Kit Yield 5 Gallons
Recipe and Instructions Click Here!
Regional Style British
Beer Style Brown Ale
Color Amber
Original Gravity 1046
Total Time to Make 6 weeks

Customer Reviews

Experimental Yeast = Great Sessionable Beer Review by Colorado Brewer
I brewed this kit at the end of 2012 with some free yeast I got from Avery Brewery in Colorado (they give out free yeast to homebrewers!). The result was a great mid-body brew that was easy to drink.

I wouldn't say that it has been my favorite beer to date, but definitely is a good quality sessionable beer. I wasn't able to get my ABV as high as the recipe called for, but think it may be a function of my yeast.

Overall, a beer with great drinkability for a great cause! (Posted on 3/20/13)
Excellent Brown Ale Review by Jack
I really enjoy brown ales and have made most of the ones NB sells. I made Emma's Ale and I have to say it by far my favorite. It is very smooth and has an excellent finish when you drink it. My family and friends really like it as well and they love the fact that there is a story and a cause behind the profits of the beer. If you enjoy Brown Ales you will not be dissapointed with this one. It will be brewed again by me that is for sure! I kegged this beer and it keeps a nice foamy head and is getting better as time goes on. Great Beer, Great Cause. (Posted on 1/8/13)
Must try for the cause Review by Danny
I love brown ales and am just preparing to do my first home brew but as soon as I saw the write up on this one I knew I had to order it. My oldest son was diagnosed with a Neuroblastoma when he was 13. Spent that summer at St Jude's Hospital in Memphis...amazing place. He's 15 years cancer free! Best of luck to Chris, Emma and family!

I'll give it a 4 for the cause even though I haven't begun. Can't wait to brew this and try it. (Posted on 12/27/12)
AWESOME BEER! Review by Shannon
We were VERY interested in making this beer as I like Browns & we like to help others! This was the first kit we had problems w/on brew day, I smacked the Wyeast pack too hard & split the package seam, the yeast was activating and started spewing all over!! The NB web site says Danstar Windsor Ale yeast, our Kit box says S-05?? I ran to the LHBS to get some S-05, the only ale yeast they carry!! We also made dog treats w/the spent specialty grains. We primed our beer w/Colorado Honey. Every single person whom has tried our batch of "Emma's" asks if they can buy a 6pk!!
We will purchase the Grains, Hops & Danstar Windsor Ale yeast separate so that we can keep the specialty grains apart from the Maris Otter for more dog treats, and its only $.13 more to purchase that way than the All-Grain kit, plus we get 3/4 lb extra Pale Chocolate!!! (Posted on 5/27/12)
A notch above Nut brown ale Review by Wabblewater
One of the best brown ales anywhere! (Posted on 2/20/12)
Who knew helping tasted so good! Review by Killer.Mule
I was pleasantly surprised at how well balanced this beer really is, as described. My wife says it's her new favorite beer and it is fantastic, and hey, you get to help a good cause a little bit by buying this kit. Let Er Rip! Cheers! K*M (Posted on 1/24/12)
Awesome Brown Ale Review by Brian
This was my 10th NB batch and this is one great Brown Ale. My friends seem to really like this one. Every time they come over they ask if I still have it on tap. Not only is it a great beer, my wife even likes it because it helps kids with cancer! Great beer for a great cause! Everyone should try this for Emma and the other kids. (Posted on 11/15/11)
First kit beer Review by minnesotaris
but my 12th brew since beginning. I did a few adjustments like adding maltodextrin and I used Bohemian Fuggles for the early hop additions. I also used the Danstar Windsor dry yeast. An hour rehydrate and it took off in three hours. It has been six weeks and it is maturing well. Lots of hop flavor and aroma. If you are starting, try this one by the recipe and I am sure you will like it. (Posted on 11/12/11)
excellent Review by MattN
If the Nut Brown is not hoppy enough for you, try Emma's. I took it to the brewclub meeting for sampling and was told by a long-time judge that with some clarifying (irish moss) Emma's would do very well in a competition. Taste is on-the-money. A little hoppier than the Nut Brown, but not over-the-top at all. Very smooth. If you like browns, this is a must-do. (Posted on 10/16/11)
NICE Review by Dennis
Nice, solid beer..I bought it b/c of the great cause for cancer and this beer is silky smooth... Drink beer, donate to charity, and this stuff is excellent...Stop waiting and just brew it!!! I recommend this one easily...stop thinking and buy it... (Posted on 9/14/11)
Good Stuff Review by AzbellAle
2 days past serve date and 1/3 gone this is some good stuff. easy to brew good on a summers night. (Posted on 8/16/11)
Good but? Review by kcils
I like the cause and beer. I screwed up the wort a bit. Added the hops at the wrong point in the boil. but what really screwed me was the temp and the transfer to fermentation. I have an O.G. reading of about 1.040/1.041 give or take about 60 roughly when I took it. I think I pitched the yeast too soon honestly. I will wait for fermentation to complete. (Posted on 6/25/11)
outstanding 1st brew Review by welldigger888
My 1st brew & it turned out real good. Added 1lbs of light dme & did not top up my full boil, so had an OG of 1.070 on 4 1/2 gallons. 12 days in primary 14 days secondary bottled before 2 wk trip to portland,OR (heaven). Upon return I chilled a couple of bottles and was not displeased, though there was a hint of green apple. So left the rest for another wk & 1/2 and WOW was I pleased.1.070 OG & 1.022 FG figured I had about a 6.2% abv, but man it goes down SMOOTH with a bit more late editions of hops this would be awesome. That said I DID IT, made a great beer, thanks northern brewer. (Posted on 6/5/11)
Good Beer and Great Cause Review by Mark
I brewed this beer and love it. It is a great brown ale very drinkable. I have friends that like only Busch lite and they love this one. Will definetly brew again. (Posted on 5/1/11)
Best brown ale ever Review by Bub
This is a great beer. I love brown ales and this tops them all. If you mixed moose drool with a nut brown this is what you get. Plus it helps a good cause. If you like brown ale you must buy it! (Posted on 4/15/11)
Great taste Review by Snowlock
Just bottled, what I tasted is very smooth, I will buy this again (Posted on 3/30/11)
Nice sessionable beer with great taste. Review by justin
This is one great beer. I gave some to my friends and co workers and they were all astonished how good a home brew could taste, they are begging for seconds lol. One note though, i would bottle condition for 4 weeks instead of 2. I tried it at 2 weeks and had little carbonation and it wasnt very well rounded. @ 4 weeks it is a whole new beer and i cant get this stuff cold enough, i just keep drinking them! Good thing its a session. (Posted on 3/24/11)
First time brewing and the beer came out great. The beer has a nice smooth taste. Great beer to brew for the first time. Review by First timers...
After completion of brewing we needed to wait a little longer in the bottling process. The taste was still flat after two weeks. Now that we gave it some more time in the bottling process, the beer taste great. I would recommend this to anyone that wants to start brewing. This would be a great launching pad for future endeavors. (Posted on 2/27/11)
Perfect for a Reception Review by Rob
I was commissioned to brew a beer for a music theory convention hosted at my university. Emma's went over extremely well at the reception! A great beer to drink while discussing presentations. (Posted on 2/19/11)
Excellent Review by Goody
An excellent session beer in the English style (that is, not hopped to insanity). The Thames Valley yeast added a particularly nice fruitiness. Good malt flavor at either fridge or cellar temps. (Posted on 2/10/11)
Great idea for a great cause! Review by Steve
I just wanted to say that this is a great idea to support a wonderful cause. Kudos to Northern Brewer for giving up potential profits in a tough economy to help their fellow man! (Posted on 11/4/10)

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