Category Archives: Drinker Mail

Drinker Mail: “G’day from Down Under”


Australian craft beer fan Ryan Lester dropped this awesome note in our inbox (subject: “G’day from Down Under”):

“G’day Brooklyn brew-crew!

Just thought I’d share a picture of my wife & I on our wedding day from Melbourne, Australia. We were married at The Melbourne Supper Club & specifically requested Brooklyn Lager to be served to guests.

Awesome Beer!

Ryan & Grace.”

Drinker Mail: Brooklyn Briefs

Steve recently received this encouraging note from a Brooklyn native who now resides out west, into the markets of which we have not yet (officially) distributed Brooklyn beer. We can, however, distribute all kinds of other non-drinkable stuff:

“Just met a gentleman who runs a very popular beer store here in San Francisco. He saw my brewery hoodie and mentioned that a lot of people come in and ask him for the lager… Hope your holidays were amazing. I got a great gift from my wife.”

Drinker Mail: Twenty Years of Beers

Photo by Peter Kennedy

Dr. Steve Greenberg writes:

OK now I can tell this story. In the winter of 1996-97 an up and coming micronrewery made a magic potion, Black Chocolate Stout by the Brooklyn Brewery. That brew won many tasting contests and was SO GOOD that I saved two six packs as even at the time it was very hard to come by. Over the past 15 years I have opened these only on special occasions. Four bottles from 96-97 remain. Two at home, one at the farm in Georgia and one in my office and all are hidden and safe. Low and behold, 15 years later they reproduced the recipe (now Winter ’11-’12) and there is still some available for purchase on the imternet although many distributors are sold out. I ordered a case and just opened the first bottle. I think I am in heaven, it is the nectar of the Gods. There is still some left at, I am going to order two more cases so that I don’t have to save them just for special occasions. Get some while you can but don’t tell too many people, you’ll be sorry you did when there is no more to be had. I am already looking forward to 2016-’17….:)