Brooklyn Brewery Pilsner, Brooklyn

Redemption for the American Pilsner. Brewed in New York. Established in 1988. Pilsner has been the most popular lager style in the world since it burst forth from central Europe in the 1840s, but not all modern pilsners are created equal. Brooklyn Pilsner returns to its roots to create a snappy lager that would make its ancestors proud. European 2-row barley builds a lightly bready foundation and German-grown Perle and Hallertauer hops provide a crisp bitterness and fresh floral aroma. We ferment Brooklyn Pilsner at cool temperatures followed by a long lagering period, resulting in a beer with superior complexity and smoothness. We believe you will find there to be none finer. The Facts: Malts: German 2-Row. Hops: Hallertauer Mittlefrueh, Hallertauer Perles, Saaz, Vanguard. OG: 12 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 Brooklyn Brewery. ABV: 5.1%.

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