A sunny pale ale, Brooklyn style. Brewed in New York. Established in 1988. Summer in Brooklyn is all about following your impulses, from beaches and barbecues, to stoops and rooftops for long days and hot nights. Brooklyn Summer Ale is a refreshing, flavorful pale ale made to accompany you on all your warm weather adventures. British 2-row barley brings its famed bready flavor, capped off with German and American hops to provide a snappy, clean bitterness and bright floral aroma. Put it together with feta cheese, fresh salads, seafood, or anything grilled. Stock up on your summer must-haves: sunscreen, breezy paperbacks and Brooklyn Summer Ale. The Facts: Malts: British 2-Row, Pilsner. Hops: German Perle, American Cascade, Fuggle, Amarillo. OG: 11.2 degrees Plato. The Brooklyn Story: Journalist Steve Hindy dodged bullets for six years in the Middle East in the late 1970s and 1980s. He returned to New York at the urging of his wife and two children in 1984 and settled in Brooklyn. Steve started brewing beer at home, a hobby he picked up in the Middle East from American diplomats working in strict Islamic countries where alcoholic beverages were forbidden. With his Brooklyn neighbor, Tom Potter, he quit his job and started Brooklyn Brewery, the first successful brewery in Brooklyn since Schaefer and Rheingold closed in 1976. Today, Brooklyn beers are sold in over half the United States and more than 20 countries around the world. Famed Brooklyn Brewsmaster Garrett Oliver and his team brew an ever-growing portfolio of beers for every palate, that run the gamut from traditional to boundary-pushing. While in New York City, please plan to visit the Brooklyn Brewery and the company store. For more info on general public hours, tours, and private events, visit BrooklynBrewery.com. BrooklynBrewery.com. Facebook.com/The Brooklyn Brewery. at BrooklynBrewery. BrooklynBloggery.com. ABV: 5.0%.
Government Warning: (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.