Big thanks to our friends at Transient Pictures for brilliantly bringing the Fiat Lux “Brewmaster’s Notes” to film:
Fiat Lux is available August-October 2012, draft only.
When we decided to call our latest Brewmaster’s Reserve beer Brooklyn “Fiat Lux” (“Let There Be Light”), we weren’t trying to get all god-like on you. What we’re really saying is “let there be summer”. Let there be beaches, let there be blankets laid out on grass, let there be beer gardens, let there be barbecues, let there be outdoor concerts, let there be good beer everywhere, great people to drink it with, and time to enjoy it. Yeah, we thought you’d be down with that too.
What are we drinking this summer? Combining Canadian and American malts with a large proportion of un-malted white winter wheat, Fiat Lux starts with a Belgian witbier inspiration. A blend of Pacific Northwest hops, a little lime peel and a dash of Indian coriander brings a bright blast of citrusy aromatic sunshine, while German Perle hops supply a nice big zap of refreshing bitterness.
Brooklyn Fiat Lux is great with everything you’re cooking and eating this summer (it’s not that great with beef stew… but you’re not eating beef stew) from barbecue to burgers, from crawfish to salmon. And it’s mighty nice with goat cheese. Have a great summer, folks. And yes, we admit it – we really do love walking into places, declaring “Fiat Lux!” and making it so.
Malts: Canadian and American two-row malts, American Madsen un-malted white winter wheat
Additions: Lime peel, Indian coriander
Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Columbus, Centennial, Perle
Yeast: Levure Belgique
Alcohol by Volume: 6.1%
Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs
And continued thanks to our friend Eric Schwortz for the photo evidence of the Fiat Lux preview party at The Ides (the bucolic Wythe Hotel rooftop bar) and official release party at The Brewery (more photos to come!):