Brooklyn Brown Ale

This is the original American Brown Ale, going boldly where no stateside brewer had gone before. Brooklyn Brown Ale started as a holiday release in the early days of the brewery but quickly proved too popular to remain as a limited release.

Taking notes from Brown Ale’s British roots, the beer picks up a strong American accent through its firm hop character and roasty palate. A blend of six malts takes center stage, giving the beer its deep russet-brown color and complex flavors. Hints of cocoa, your favorite coffee, and caramel swirl beneath a delicate dry-hopped veil of dark fruity aromas. Brooklyn Brown Ale is perfect with any red meat, roasted poultry or barbecue, though it’s also a favorite on its own.

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Pairing Recipe

Brewmaster Carbonade Flamande
Lamb Scottadito

Spec Sheet

Style: American Brown Ale
Malts: British Two-row Malts, Belgian Aromatic, Crystal, Carapils, Chocolate malt, American Roasted, Wheat malt
Hops: Willamette, American Fuggle, Cascade
Alcohol by Volume: 5.6%
IBUs: 30
Original Gravity: 15.5° Plato
Calories: 190
Food Pairings: Brooklyn Brown Ale is particularly good with steaks, burgers, stews and barbecue, where it can put its caramel flavors to work with the caramelized flavors in the meat. It’s also excellent with venison, ham and roasted pork, which engage the depth of malt character. Well-aged cheddar, Gouda, Gruyere and sheep’s milk cheeses will pair up nicely.
Availability: Year-round
Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs; 24/12oz bottles
Awards
  • 2012 World Beer Championships: Silver Medal
  • 2010 World Beer Championships: Silver Medal