Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn Lager

Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn Lager

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club U.S. & International Variety Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

5.20%

Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn Lager

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.20%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 30
  • Serving Temperature: 39-43° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Flute Glass, Mug (clear) or Pint Glass
  • Malts: American 2-Row, Caramel
  • Hops: Saphir, Hallertauer, Cascade
Their first brew, this is a Brooklyn original, created in the Vienna Lager style. And it is a classic! From the first waft, the balance of this beer is evident. Expect sweet malty bread-like notes balanced by spicy, lemon-accented, gently grassy hop tones. With a nose like this, it's not surprising that this beer single-handedly resurrected Brooklyn's pre-prohibition era beer greatness. Expect toasty notes to flourish on the palate, deftly offset by grassy, moderately spicy hop notes. Look for a mineral & lemon zest quality to round out the moderately bitter finish. This workhorse brew never lets you down. World class. Pair with just about anything from ham sandwiches to pork chops to fried chicken to tacos.
New York's famed borough of Brooklyn has a decorated brewing past. About a hundred years ago, there were nearly 50 breweries based there. Sadly, competition from the massive Midwest breweries ended their reign in 1976 when the last of them shut down. From the mid-70s through the mid-90s, there weren't many area outposts brewing distinctive ales and lagers. Mediocrity set in, and got comfortable there, as it did in most parts of the nation. But thankfully that changed in 1987 with the founding of the Brooklyn Brewery. Spurred on a positive reception to his homebrewed beers, Steve Hindy and Tom Potter, a downstairs neighbor and fan numero uno of Steve's brews, ultimately became convinced that there was a market for Steve's brand of pre-prohibition style beers. So in 1987 they founded the Brooklyn Brewery. With the help of fourth-generation German-American brewmaster William M. Moeller, their first official commercial beer was brewed: Brooklyn Lager. In 1994 they hired Garret Oliver, who's served since as master brewer. He's also risen to fame in his own right as one of America's foremost experts on pairing beer with food. His book, The Brewmaster's Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer with Real Food, is a must have for those interested in exploring the enhancement of food via beer (& vice versa.) For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (718) 486-7422 or check out their web site at www.brooklynbrewery.com . Be sure to check for updates on where Garret Oliver will appear next—he regularly conducts gourmet beer and food tastings to educate consumers on the virtues of good beer with good food.
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