Category Archives: Brewmaster’s Reserve

Tap That Glass: Fri, Sept 19

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Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brooklyn Brewery on Friday, Sept 19th (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

Weizenhammer (7.8% abv)
Blast! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
1/2 Ale (3.4% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.2% abv)
EIPA (6.9% abv)
Oktoberfest (5.5% abv)
The Defender (7.6% abv)
Lager (5.2% abv)
Post Road Pumpkin Ale (5.0% abv)
Weisse (5.1% abv)

CASK OFFERING // 1 token

Shazam!  (4.8% abv)  - a pale ale dry-hopped with Mosaic hops.  One-off!

BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass

Silver Anniversary Lager (8.6% abv)
Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Greenmarket Wheat (5.5% abv)
Ama Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Ama Bruna (7.5% abv) – 2 tokens
Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (10.0% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
Pennant Ale (5.0% abv)
Pilsner (5.1% abv)

 

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Hoist Forth the Weizenhammer

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We’re proud to give a hearty welcome to Weizenhammer, our newest Brewmaster’s Reserve. Like the rest of the Brewmaster’s Reserve lineup, this draft-only strong wheat beer will course through the taps of better bars and restaurants for 3 to 4 months before fading once more into the mists of legend. Grab hold of the Weizenhammer while you can.

From Brewmaster Garrett Oliver:

We still remember well the first time we saw them, the tall glasses of Hefeweizen in the vast Bavarian beer gardens, the summer sun glowing through them under the linden trees. Many years later, here in Brooklyn, our very first batches were Hefeweizens, and we loved them so much that we brewed nothing else for six months. And yet, even as we labored happily and brought much joy to the people, we recalled the legend of even better times. Once, long ago, there was a wheat beer so mighty that event the linden trees bowed in its presence. Known as Der Weizenhammer, this beer brought the warmth and sunshine of summer to its greatest heights and sustained the people as they prepared for a bountiful harvest. For ages, Der Weizenhammer was lost, but now it has been reforged here in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Weizenhammer stands tall in the glass, radiating a hazy, deep golden hue and raising a pillowy white foam as beautiful as the songs of old.  A big, brash weizenbock, the Weizenhammer smashes in with a rush of bold, juicy flavors and a bright zing of hops, then veers to a surprisingly dry finish. Another sip will beckon. Summer tomatoes will soar. Barbecue will be ennobled. Hamburgers will swoon. From spicy Mexican and Asian dishes to rich seafood, the pairings will inspire epic toasts that rattle off the rafters. Come and swing the Weizenhammer.

The Forge:
Style: Strong Weizenbock
Malts: German Pilsner, malted wheat
Hops: Perle, Mosaic
Yeast: Our house Weisse strain
OG: 17.8° Plato
ABV: 7.8%
Availability: Early Autumn

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Tap That Glass: Fri, July 4

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Happy 4th of July holiday weekend!  Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brooklyn Brewery on Friday, July 4th (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

Ridgy-Didge (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
Blast! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
1/2 Ale (3.4% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.2% abv)
EIPA (6.9% abv)
Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Mister Wilson’s Western Elixir (4.1% abv) *Only a few kegs left!
Lager (5.2% abv)
Fire & Ice (7.2% abv)
Weisse (5.1% abv)

CASK OFFERING // 1 token

Sorry, no cask this week.  Check back next week for a cask selection.

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass

Silver Anniversary Lager (8.6% abv)
Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Ama Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Ama Bruna (7.5% abv) – 2 tokens
Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (10.0% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
Pennant Ale (5.0% abv)
Pilsner (5.1% abv)

 

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Tap That Glass: Fri, June 13

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Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brooklyn Brewery on Friday, June 13th (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

Ridgy-Didge (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
Blast! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
1/2 Ale (3.4% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.2% abv)
EIPA (6.9% abv)
Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Mister Wilson’s Western Elixir (4.1% abv)
Lager (5.2% abv)
1/2 Pils (3.3% abv)
Weisse (5.1% abv)

CASK OFFERING // 1 token

Brooklyn Bitter (5.0% abv) 

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass

Silver Anniversary Lager (8.6% abv)
Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Ama Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Ama Bruna (7.5% abv) – 2 tokens
Greenmarket Wheat (5.5% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (10.0% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
Pennant Ale (5.0% abv)
Pilsner (5.1% abv)

 

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Tap That Glass: Fri, June 6

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Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, June 6th (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

Ridgy-Didge (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
Blast! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
1/2 Ale (3.4% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.2% abv)
EIPA (6.9% abv)
Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Mister Wilson’s Western Elixir (4.1% abv)
Lager (5.2% abv)
1/2 Pils (3.3% abv)
Weisse (5.1% abv)

CASK OFFERING // 1 token

Sorry!  We will not have a cask option this weekend. Stay tuned next week. 

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass

Silver Anniversary Lager (8.6% abv)
Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Ama Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Ama Bruna (7.5% abv) – 2 tokens
Greenmarket Wheat (5.5% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (10.0% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
Pennant Ale (5.0% abv)
Pilsner (5.1% abv)

 

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Ridgy-Didge

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We may have broken the long distance record for delicious craft beer collaborations with this one. Please welcome Ridgy Didge, our second, one-time-only, limited edition Brewmaster’s Reserve of 2014. She is an Aussie-spiced saison brewed with our friends at Mountain Goat Brewery in Melbourne, Australia. With their help, we got our hands on exotic down-under ingredients lemon myrtle and Tasmanian pepperberry resulting in a honey colored saison that goes well with hearty foods as well as spicier fare.

ridgy-didge (Australia; colloquial):

1. Genuine, authentic, true; honest, upright. [Are you ridgy-didge? Do you really mean that?  Are you telling the truth?]
2. A Tasmanian pepperberry and lemon myrtle flavored saison collaboration between Brooklyn Brewery and Mountain Goat Brewing.

We’d heard of Australia, of course: that it was a land of great surfing, sharks of unfortunate size, Vegemite (?!), and friendly people carrying very large knives. But until a few years ago, no one told us about all the great Australian craft brewing happening, much of it done by our friends at Mountain Goat Beer. They’ve been going strong for 18+ years, and they like to say that “a mountain goat is a big hairy animal that’s never gonna fall over.” Clearly our kind of people, but we needed to know more. So, Brooklyn brewer Al Duvall and lab manager Tom Price went down to Australia to visit Mountain Goat and collaboratively brew the cross-breed named Hopfweizenbock. Now it’s the Goat Crew’s turn for the 24-hour airplane trips to Brooklyn, as we bring you Ridgy-Didge, a strong saison with a distinctly Australian edge. We start the party with malt and a little candy sugar, and then rev it up with two native Australian flavors—startlingly aromatic lemon myrtle leaves, and kicky Tasmanian pepperberries. After fermentation by our house Belgian yeast, the final touch is a light dry-hopping with the Australian hop variety Super Pride of Ringwood. The tasty result is a honey-colored beer with a lean, dry, hoppy palate and a bright, refreshingly lemony finish. This beer is a superstar at the summer dinner table, especially with grilled chicken, shrimp, salmon, and burgers.

Ridgy-Didge? Lemon myrtle? Tasmanian pepperberry? Super Pride of Ringwood? You can’t make this stuff up, and we wouldn’t dare to try. That’s because we’re Ridgy-Didge too, mates. And we’ve been there and back.

Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster

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Tap That Glass: Fri, May 23

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Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Since the Brooklyn Brewery will be closed on Monday, we wanted to celebrate the holiday and long weekend with something special. We are tapping a limited edition cask and, believe me, it won’t last long!

Below is the roster of beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, May 23rd (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

Ridgy-Didge (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
Blast! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
1/2 Ale (3.4% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.2% abv)
EIPA (6.9% abv)
Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Mister Wilson’s Western Elixir (4.1% abv)
Lager (5.2% abv)
1/2 Pils (3.3% abv)
Weisse (5.1% abv)

CASK OFFERING // 1 token

Wild Horse Porter (7.3% abv)
Wild Horse Porter is fermented with wild brettanomyces yeast and is a collaboration between ourselves, Greg Engert of Bluejacket Brewery in DC and Peter Bouckaert of New Belgium.  Pin cask. Very limited. 

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass

Silver Anniversary Lager (8.6% abv)
Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Ama Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Ama Bruna (7.5% abv) – 2 tokens
Greenmarket Wheat (5.5% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (10.0% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
Pennant Ale (5.0% abv)
Pilsner (5.1% abv)

 

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Tap That Glass: Fri, May 16

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Below is the roster of the other beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, May 16th (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

Ridgy-Didge (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
Blast! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
1/2 Ale (3.4% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.2% abv)
EIPA (6.9% abv)
Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Mister Wilson’s Western Elixir (4.1% abv)
Lager (5.2% abv)
1/2 Pils (3.3% abv)
Weisse (5.1% abv)

CASK OFFERING // 1 token

Brown Ale (5.6% abv)

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass

Silver Anniversary Lager (8.6% abv)
Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Ama Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Ama Bruna (7.5% abv) – 2 tokens
Greenmarket Wheat (5.5% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (10.0% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
Pennant Ale (5.0% abv)
Pilsner (5.1% abv)

 

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Tap That Glass: Fri, May 9

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Below is the roster of the other beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, May 9th (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

Hammarby Syndrome (8.0% abv)
BLAST! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
1/2 Ale (3.4% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.2% abv)
EIPA (6.9% abv)
Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Mister Wilson’s Western Elixir (4.1% abv)
Lager (5.2% abv)
1/2 Pils (3.3% abv)
Weisse (5.1% abv)

CASK OFFERING // 1 token

Brown Ale (5.6% abv)

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass

Silver Anniversary Lager (8.6% abv)
Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Ama Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Ama Bruna (7.5% abv) – 2 tokens
Greenmarket Wheat (5.5% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (10.0% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
Pennant Ale (5.0% abv)
Pilsner (5.1% abv)

 

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Tap That Glass: Fri, May 2

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Below is the roster of the other beers you can expect to find here at The Brewery on Friday, May 2nd (list is subject to change). Beer tokens can be purchased for $5/each or 5 for $20.

DRAFT // 1 token each (unless otherwise indicated)

Hammarby Syndrome (8.0% abv)
BLAST! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens
1/2 Ale (3.4% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.2% abv)
EIPA (6.9% abv)
Summer Ale (5.0% abv)
Mister Wilson’s Western Elixir (4.0% abv)
Lager (5.2% abv)
1/2 Pils (3.3% abv)
Weisse (5.1% abv)

CASK OFFERING // 2 tokens!

BLAST! (8.4% abv) – 2 tokens

BIG BOTTLE POURS // 3 tokens each, includes complimentary Souvenir Logo Glass

Silver Anniversary Lager (8.6% abv)
Local 1 (9.0% abv)
Local 2 (9.0% abv)
Ama Bionda (6.0% abv) – 2 tokens
Greenmarket Wheat (5.5% abv)
Sorachi Ace (7.6% abv)
Black Chocolate Stout (10.0% abv)
Monster Ale (10.1% abv)
Pennant Ale (5.0% abv)
Pilsner (5.1% abv)

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