After a slight hiatus, The Worshipful Company of Brewers is back upon us. The charter of this sanctified league dictates that each member of the Brooklyn Brewery brewing team will design and create a batch of his or her own draft-only beer, to be served exclusively at the Brewery Tasting Room until the last drop has been squeezed from the taps.
BEER #10: Sai Kanifing
Style: Smoked Pepper Porter
Notes: Equal parts smokey and spicy, this is a beer that’s built for cold weather.
Available: Friday, December 5th, until it’s gone.
BREWER #10: Saidou Ceesay, Packaging Operator
Born: August 22nd, 1969
Started at Brooklyn Brewery: November, 2012
Favorite Place to Drink: With the other brewers on brewery driveway after work.
The Brewer’s Notes:
This smoked pepper porter has a double meaning – named after the town in Gambia where Saidou grew up, it also means “dark pepper”. “In Africa, everything we eat has spice in it, so I finally came down to doing something with spice.” Bought from Union Square Greenmarket and cold-smoked on a grill outside the brewery, jalapenos lend Sai Kanifing a smoldering heat that’s perfect for winter.