In this blog, we are going to take look at another beer from the Brooklyn Brewery. If you read my earlier blog, you know little about this brewery. The beer that is going to be feature in this blog is Broolyn Brewery Pennant Ale ’55. This beer is part of their everyday lineup of beers. Just like the rest of their beers, Pennant Ale has classic European brewing style. Let us get into the beer.
Pennant Ale has a dark deep amber color with a white head. It smells like pennies being cooked in a hot summer days. This meaning is like a burn copper or like Carmel smell. It has a semi-light body with a slight honey to Carmel malt taste. It has a slight dry aftertaste but yet drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Pennant Ale is brewed from Scottish Maris Otter malt, which is justly prized for its toasty. biscuity flavor and the round smoothness it imparts. Our house ale yeast brings out an appetizing fruitiess and ferments to a dry finish. Pennant is best before the freshness date indicated. For information write us at 79 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Here is a description from their website (www.brooklynbrewery.com):
As Brooklynites, we revere the memory of the 1955 World Champion Dodgers baseball team, so we had to name a beer in their honor. Brooklyn Pennant Ale is a honey-colored pale ale with a brisk malt palate and finely balanced hop character. Pennant is a traditional English-style pale ale. The pale ale style developed in the early 19th century, and was called “pale” because it appeared so in comparison to the darker ale styles of the day (East India Pale Ale was a stronger, paler, more bitter version of the style). Brooklyn Pennant Ale is brewed from Scottish Maris Otter malt, which is justly prized for its toasty, biscuity flavor and the round smoothness it imparts to beer. Our house ale yeast brings out an appetizing fruitiness and ferments to a dry finish. During 2005, Brooklyn Brewery will donate one dollar from every case of Pennant sold to the funding of the statue of Brooklyn Dodgers greats Jackie Robinson and Pee-Wee Reese planned for the Cyclones ballpark in Coney Island.
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In the end, I really love this beer. Brooklyn Brewery is a different pace to other Craft Breweries. This brewery is refreshing for any craft beer drinkers. With all the over hopped beers and extreme beers in the market, it is very nice to have this craft brewery around in the market. I do rotate this beer and their East India Pale Ale into my refrigerator with the rest of the craft beer I drink. This is a good beer with a ton of flavor. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser