Brooklyn Brewery Ale, Brown
The original American brown ale. Brewed in New York. Established in 1988. This is the original American Brown Ale, going boldly where no stateside brewer had gone before. Taking notes from Brown Ale's British roots, the beer picks up a strong American accent through its firm hop character and roasty palate. A blend of six malts takes center stage, giving the beer its deep russet-brown color and complex flavors. Hints of cocoa, your favorite coffee and toasted caramel swirl beneath a delicate dry-hopped veil of dark fruity aromas. Brooklyn Brown Ale is perfect with any red meat, roasted poultry or barbecue, though it's also a favorite on its own. The Facts: Malts: British 2-Row, Belgian Aromatic, American Roasted. Hops: Willamette, American Fuggle, Cascade. OG: 15.5 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 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. at BrooklynBrewery. BrooklynBloggery.com. ABV: 5.6%.