The feature beer in this lastest edition is Brooklyn Lager. If you read my earlier blogs on this brewery, you are pretty much up to date on Brooklyn Brewery. If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of the Brooklyn Brown post to get to know this great New York City brewery. Let us get into beer.
Brooklyn Lager is part of their everyday lineup of beers and is their flagship beer. It has copper to almost amber color with a constant white head on the beer. It has a heavy malty smell to the beer. This lager has a taste of a sweet malty and crisp malty finish to it. It is extremely drinkable.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Amber gold, with a malty body and a floral hop character, Brooklyn Lager is a revival of Brooklyn’s pre-Prohibition all malt lagers. This is the brewery’s first and best-selling brand. Brooklyn Lager is brewed only with malted barley, hops, water, and yeast, and will taste best before the freshness date indicated. Please write us or visit the brewery Saturdays noon to 5pm, at #1 Brewers Row. 79th North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211, or our website at www.brooklynbrewery.com.
Here is a description from their website (www.brooklynbrewery.com):
In the late 1800’s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. It is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by “dry-hopping”, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which we’ve used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Ending the beer tab, I will be honest about this beer. I was not a fan of this beer at first but over the years it has grown on me. I believe my taste buds are changing again. This lager is what an American Lager should be not what the mass produced beer companies are putting out there. I am not saying they are bad lagers and beers. For me personally, I enjoy more of a malty taste. This is a great beer with a ton of flavor and a nice hop touch to it. If you enjoy lagers, I would give this beer a shoot and let me know what you think about this Brooklyn Lager. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser