Brooklyn Pennant Ale

As Brooklynites, we revere the memory of the 1955 World Champion Dodgers baseball team, so we had to name a beer in their honor. Brooklyn Pennant Ale is a honey-colored pale ale with a brisk malt palate and finely balanced hop character. Pennant is a traditional English-style pale ale. The pale ale style developed in the early 19th century, and was called “pale” because it appeared so in comparison to the darker ale styles of the day (East India Pale Ale was a stronger, paler, more bitter version of the style). Brooklyn Pennant Ale is brewed from Scottish Maris Otter malt, which is justly prized for its toasty, biscuity flavor and the round smoothness it imparts to beer. Our house ale yeast brings out an appetizing fruitiness and ferments to a dry finish. During 2005, Brooklyn Brewery will donate one dollar from every case of Pennant sold to the funding of the statue of Brooklyn Dodgers greats Jackie Robinson and Pee-Wee Reese planned for the Cyclones ballpark in Coney Island.

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Pairing Recipe

Cornmeal Cayenne Butter Cookies
Grapefruit, Asparagus & Pecorino Salad

Spec Sheet

Style: English-style Pale Ale
Malts: Scottish Floor-malted Maris Otter Malt, Belgian Aromatic malt, British Crystal Malt from East Anglia
Hops: Hallertauer Perle, Willamette, American Fuggle, Cascade
Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
IBUs: 24
Original Gravity: 12.5° Plato
Calories: 180
Food Pairings: Brooklyn Pennant Ale is great with pizza, roasted and grilled meats, burgers, barbecue, robust fish, shellfish, falafel, crab cakes, and spicy food. Caramel malts lend it the ability to work nicely with steaks, but just as well with grilled vegetables. For cheese, pair up with Stilton and Gorgonzola Dolce.
Availability: Year-round
Format: 15.5 gal kegs; 5.2 gal kegs; 24/12oz bottles
  • 2012 World Beer Championships: Bronze Medal
  • 2010 World Beer Championships: Silver Medal