Gold Standard is available May-July 2012, draft only.
Brooklyn Gold Standard Export Kellerbier is here to channel those days when the land was green with beer gardens, and no one had yet uttered the P-word*. The title “Export” connotes a beer more robust than pilsner, while the word “Kellerbier” tells us that it’s unfiltered. Our malt is 100% floor-malted Bohemian barley, giving the beer a rich bready backbone. And Brooklyn Gold Standard is going to need a solid backbone to hold up all those snappy German Hallertau Perle, Hallertau Mittelfrueh and Czech Saaz hops that are leaping out of the glass. A long, cold lager fermentation makes it rich, but smooth. The big floral hop aroma is followed by refreshingly bold bitterness and beautiful rounded malt flavors.
[*Prohibition. Utter it not, allow it never.]
Food Pairings: Spicy foods, fresh cheeses, burgers, oysters
Malts: Bohemian Hanka, 100% Floormalted, Czech Republic
Hops: Hallertau Perle and Hallertau Mittelfrueh (Germany), Saaz (Czech Republic)
Yeast: A proprietary lager strain, lent to us by our awesome pals at New Glarus Brewing of Wisconsin
O.G.: 14.6° Plato
Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs
Serving Suggestions: Serve at 40 – 45° in a tall glass with at least “two fingers” of foam