The Lager That Brooklyn Built: Brooklyn Lager is a direct descendant of the pre-Prohibition Vienna-style lager. Amber-gold in color, it has a firm malt center supported by refreshing bitterness and a floral dry-hopped aroma that gives way to smooth caramel malts in the finish. This wedding of British-inspired dry hopping and Viennese-style lager brewing results in a true American original: smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Whether this will be your first craft beer or your hundredth, you'll find Brooklyn Lager as robust and inviting as ever. - Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster. The Facts: Malts: American 2-Row, Caramel, Munich. Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Vanguard, Cascade, Saphir, Willamette. OG: 13 degrees Plato. For information about tours and events, visit BrooklynBrewery.com. 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 Brewmaster 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. Facebook.com/The Brooklyn Brewery. BrooklynBloggery.com. ABV: 5.2%.
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.