We’re pleased to announce the latest member of our limited Brewmaster’s Reserve line, Fire & Ice. Like all Brewmaster’s Reserve, this draft-only liquid body warmer will make her rounds at your better beer bars and restaurants for 3 or 4 months and then fires will smolder and ice melts, so get this beer while you can.
What separates us humans from the other animals? Some people say that it’s music, or language, or the use of tools. But birds can sing beautifully, dolphins can practically write novels and chimps fashion hammers.
So perhaps…it’s fire? The smell of wood smoke scares every other animal on earth, but we humans love it. And as the weather grows colder and the days shorter here in Brooklyn, we smile as we start to catch that familiar whiff of a neighbor sparking up a fireplace. That aroma transports us to good places – barbecues, sitting around campfires, lounging with the family at the holidays.
Most beer was once smoky and we think smoke is still delicious. Brooklyn Fire & Ice is a robust porter that wraps beechwood smoke around a silky core of oatmeal and roasted malts. Wood is cut in the beechwood forests surrounding Bamberg, Germany, and our maltsters use it to dry their smoked malts, which form the basis of this beer. Together with a blend of roasted malts, it creates a beer that is gently smoky and beguilingly chocolaty, with notes of coffee and caramel.
Fire & Ice is delicious by itself, but it’s a rock star at the dinner table. Those roasty-smoky notes are great with steaks, chops, chicken, stews, chili, lamb, and even chocolate desserts and ice cream. Why do we call the beer “Fire & Ice?” Because…
When the world gives you darkness and Ice We put a Fire into your glass and give you warmth and light
Why yes, actually we are poets…
Style:Smoked Oatmeal Porter Malts:British Pale Ale Malt, Bamberg Rauchmalz (Smoked Malt), British Crystal Malt, Rolled Oats, American Roasted Malts. Hops:Willamette, Fuggle, and East Kent Golding Yeast:Our own Brooklyn House Ale strain Alcohol by Volume:7.2% Original Gravity:17.5 Availability:November – February Format:15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs
In 2003, Brooklyn Brewery started selling beer in Denmark. Ten years later, Scandinavia is home to Brooklyn’s fastest growing fanbase. The Brewery’s involvement in the North hasn’t been limited to just sales. Our Brewmaster Garrett Oliver has done beer dinners at Noma, AG and American Table. We’ve produced two Brooklyn music and arts festivals in Stockholm, brewed collaborations at various Scandinavian breweries, and are in the process of building the New Carnegie Brewery, a joint venture with Sweden’s oldest trademark, Carnegie.
Thusly, it made perfect sense to get involved in New York City’s first Scandinavian food festival, NORTH. NORTH’s inaugural programming of unique dinner parties, collaborations and classes is seriously impressive. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it. Here’s where you’ll find Brooklyn Brewery throughout NORTH:
New York Goes Oslo, Oct 3rd & 4th
Fredrik Berselius’s nordic influences shine at Aska, across the street from The Brewery. For this mean, Garrett is sending beers that reflects Aska’s nordic roots, but also its focus on local collaboration. The exquisite menu will include Nordic collaborations of our own, including Carnegie Special 175th Anniversary Porter and our Sinebrychoff project, Two Tree Porter. This dinner is Sold Out.
Master Classes in New Nordic Cuisine, Oct 5th & 6th
Taste Lounge is the social center of the International Culinary Center and with the Norwegian Seafood Council will be presenting classes in the heritage and preparation of New Nordic Cuisine from some of the most talented Scandinavian chefs in the world. Brooklyn Brewery is providing Oktoberfest and Lager for all the students and chefs working up their knowledgeable thirsts. For a list of full classes click here.