The test results are in, please sit down for your diagnosis.
Brooklyn Brewery’s first Brewmaster’s Reserve of 2014 is Hammarby Syndrome, our tribute to the neighborhood of our New Carnegie Brewery in Stockholm, Sweden. Hammarby Syndrome is a cure-all for your Winter blues and a delicious addition to any meal. Brewed with spelt and spruce fronds this strong ale will warm your belly with tastes of Scandinavian delights.
From the Brewmaster,
You’ve heard of Stockholm Syndrome, but these days we’re starting to feel the effects of a once-rare condition - Hammarby Syndrome. If you’ve never heard of it, we can’t blame you. But it’s right here in the New Brooklyn Dictionary:
“Hammarby Syndrome is the distress or impairment caused by the frenzied anticipation and giddy obsession over the beautiful Hammarby Sjöstad section of Stockholm, Sweden and the New Carnegie Brewery that Brooklyn Brewery will open there in March. The cognitive hallmark of Hammarby Syndrome is preoccupying thoughts of Hammarby and New Carnegie Brewery’s delicious new beers. Sufferers typically report a combination of depressive and anxious symptoms, withdrawn behavior and difficulty focusing on topics unrelated to Hammarby Sjöstad. Other symptoms include dry mouth and deep thirst.”
Now there’s good news – we can help you!
Our new Brewmaster’s Reserve beer is Hammarby Syndrome, a robust ale that will transport you directly to the seaside of old Stockholm. It’s brewed from a large proportion of spelt, an ancient wheat-like grain that was once a mainstay of Scandinavian beers. To the spelt’s distinctively nutty flavor, we’ve added another old Swedish beer ingredient – spruce fronds. They add a tasty citrusy pine note to a full-bodied, lightly fruity strong ale that’ll keep you warm until the spring sunshine comes to the rescue. More importantly, it’s great with hearty cold-weather food, and it’ll make you feel like you’re in Hammarby until you can come visit us there yourself.