Brooklyn Lager

In the late 1800’s when Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, lager beer in the “Vienna” style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is a direct descendant of the Vienna style, displaying an amber-gold color and a firm malt center supported by refreshing bitterness and a floral hop aroma that give way to smooth caramel malts in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by dry hopping, the addition of fresh hops as the beer undergoes its long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavorful beer: smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. This wedding of British-inspired dry hopping and Viennese-style lager brewing results in a true American original. Whether it was your first craft beer or about to be your hundredth, you’ll find Brooklyn Lager as robust and inviting as ever.

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Pairing Recipe

Beer-Can Chicken

Spec Sheet

Style: American Amber Lager
Malts: American Two-row, Caramel, Munich
Hops: Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Vanguard, Cascade, Saphir, Williamette
Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%
IBUs: 30
Original Gravity: 13° Plato
Calories: 170
Food Pairings: From the most modest picnics to the country’s finest restaurants, Brooklyn Lager is enjoyed with everything from salads to steaks. Brooklyn Lager is at home with pizza, burgers, Mexican food, roast chicken, barbecue, fried fish, pork and Chinese dishes. For cheese, go with manchego, Stilton, farmhouse cheddar and mild Gruyere.
Availability: Year-round
Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs; 24/12oz bottles; 12oz cans; 16oz cans
  • 2010 World Beer Championships: Gold Medal
  • 2011 World Beer Championships: Gold Medal
  • 2010 3rd place
  • 2010 Hong Kong International Beer Awards Winner