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Cask-conditioned real ale is a rare pleasure in the beer world today. The beer is served as cellar temperature with a hint of carbonation from natural conditioning. This serving tends to be dismissed by many as "warm, flat beer," but generations of drinkers have fallen in love with the gentle, complex depths of a pint of true bitter. Bitters and other pub ales have inspired countless generations of brewers, including our own Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He first met proper bitter in an English pub in the early 1980s, and the beer changed his life forever.

Since 1997, we have brewed cask-conditioned batches of Brooklyn Best Bitter as a continued tribute to this wonderful classic style. Very few casks make it past our Tasting Room. In fact, only April Bloomfield's restaurants, The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, can claim to have it on tap on any regular basis. A sip reveals a light, nearly fruity malt base, with hints of deeper tobacco and caramel. Herbal, earthy hops sweep in after, producing a finish described aptly by the British as "moreish." Brooklyn Best Bitter is your chance to savor a glass of living beer history.

Style: Best Bitter
Malts: British Pale, Crystal, Aromatic, Caramalt
Hops: Challenger, Aurora, Willamette
Yeast: Our House Ale Yeast
Alcohol by Volume: 5%
Original Gravity: 13.3° Plato
Food Pairings: Fish and chips, burgers, steaks, grilled chicken, bangers and mash, and other traditional pub fare.
Availability: Very limited, cask only
Format: Casks

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