Brewed in Brooklyn

Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster, believes the United States has the world’s most vibrant beer culture.

Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver on the brewery floor

“American beers represent boldness and originality,” he says.

“We’re a nation of immigrants, so in our food culture, we start with imported ideas, then riff on them. Like IPA, a long-neglected historical British style; today’s popular IPAs are totally American. It’s our hop varieties, how we use them; a punk sensibility that runs past traditions while it’s nodding to them.”

A glass of beer from Brooklyn Brewery

Beer Loves Food

“As much as I love wine,” admits Garrett, “beer has a much broader range of flavors.” The brewer starts with a flavor target, then works with yeast strains, barrel aging, and other ingredients, just having fun. “That’s what makes it such a great match for foods.”


Each Story is Unique

Garrett gives some credit to his filmmaker background for being a successful, passionate brewmaster. “Like a memorable movie, I want you to care about what you’re experiencing. To have a story play out across your palate, then say, ‘That was great!’ as you savor that final, lingering moment.”

The Obsession is Real

“Wegmans is at the forefront of companies dedicated to the real ingredients,” says Garrett. “Brooklyn Brewery and Wegmans have a shared mission to bring people the happy truth about genuine, real foods.”

A bottle and can of Brooklyn Summer Ale

Brooklyn Summer Ale

This zesty pale ale is refreshing, crisp, and smooth with a light body, plenty of citrus fruits, and delicate hops.

A bottle and can of Brooklyn Lager

Brooklyn Lager

A delicious amber lager with flavors of toffee, toast, and caramel and a dry-hopped aroma of grapefruit, flowers, and pine.

A bottle of Brooklyn Bel Air Sour beer

Brooklyn Bel Air Sour

This breezy, laid-back, refreshing sour ale starts up with bright notes of tropical fruit and finishes crisp and gently tart.

A can of Brooklyn Special Effects beer
A can of Brooklyn Special Effects beer

Brooklyn Special Effects

A delicious, hoppy, and flavorful new brew that’s great when you want something tasty and fresh, but without the alcohol.

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