“Oishi” by Tom Villa — a bright, refreshing, quenchable single-hop session ale — was tapped last night at a special gathering in the brewhouse packaging room (photo evidence below). The beer is now on tap in the Tasting Room. There are only about 40 kegs of Oishi, so enjoy it while you can!
Ladies, gentlemen and ale lovers hark! The Worshipful Company of Brewers is 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/her own draft-only beer, to be served exclusively at the Brewery Tasting Room until the last drop has been squeezed from the taps, and each with the possibility of blooming into a fully distributed Brewmaster’s Reserve.
BEER #1: Oishi
Style: Single-hop Belgian-inspired session ale
Notes: Envisioned as a table version of the popular Sorachi Ace, Oishi means “delicious” in Japanese
Pairing: Oishi will pair excellently with sushi and curries
Available: Fri, March 23 until it’s gone!
BREWER #1: Tom Villa, Lead Brewer
Born: Hyde Park, NY
Started at Brooklyn Brewery: 1998
Favorite place to drink: The Diamond