About Us

What Would Jesus Brew?

Emmanuales have been brewing beers of Biblical proportions since 2014 A.D, spreading the Good News one beer at a time.  Our divine act of worship is to bring glory to God through the practise brewing and the gift of fermentation, making craft beer devotees in the process.

Hailing from Sheffield - a city built on seven hills in God's own county, Yorkshire - we brew in relatively small batches, expressing the creativity of our Maker through a wide variety of beer styles.


Our beers derive their names from the Christian tradition and heritage of the church throughout the ages, from hymns to homilies.

Having left the megachurch to start a microbrewery, we're not out to force religion down people's throats - just beer.

We believe that everything is spiritual and that 'loving your neighbours as yourself' and 'doing unto others as you'd have them do unto you' are good rule to live by.


We believe in brewing beers of biblical proportions: big on flavour, full of character and faithful to modern and classic beer styles.

Our beers are lovingly crafted relatively small quantities, and are available as and when you can find them in can, bottle, keg and cask.

We that brewing, fermentation and enjoying beer with others is are holy... just like taking communion or going to mass.


It's amazing that many of us enjoy a luxury like craft beer but there are many people in this world who don't even have access to clean water.

Therefore, we support charities such as Water Aid and Toilet Twinning that help bring clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to everyone, everywhere.

A Brewing, Balding, Modern Monk

Having started as a budding home-brewer in 2014, Nick Law can only be described as a brewing, balding, modern monk.

Taking his passion for craft beer, creativity, and devotion to the Christian faith, Emmanuales was born out of a desire to play a part in the great tradition and heritage of hospitality and brewing.

From the Trappist Monks and ale-loving reformer Martin Luther, to Ireland’s favourite son, Arthur Guinness, and the Brothers of Tynt Meadow, Nick is just one of many faith-filled followers seeking God in the art of brewing and science of fermentation.

After obtaining a license to turn his cellar into a small-scale commercial brewery in 2015, it became quickly apparent due to popular demand that the business needed to upscale.

Moving in with The Sheffield Brewery Company later that year, Emmanuales started brewing using the brewery’s pilot kit.  Soon after, Nick assumed the role at The Sheffield Brewery Company as the Head Brewer.

By January 2018, was apparent to Nick that he could no longer support both Emmanuales and The Sheffield Brewery Company simultaneously and decided to put Emmanuales on hiatus whilst he figured out what to do next.

Stepping away from The Sheffield Brewery Company, Nick sought to help brewers through the many skills in branding, marketing and business he has acquired over the years and set up consultancy and agency, Hop Forward.

However, during Lockdown, Nick felt it was time to resurrect Emmanuales and set up a fully functioning nano-brewery in his cellar, where Emmanuales resides today.

Our future aim is to create a beer cafe with a microbrewery called The Everlasting Arms. This will be a welcoming space for all people to enjoy fellowship with one another over food and beer.

Faith · Hops · Charity


Hop Forward Ltd T/A Emmanuales
70 Cromwell Street, Sheffield, S6 3RN

Phone enquiries (9am—4pm):
+44 7881 995 604

AWRS: XSAW 000 0011 2474

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