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UPDATE // May 30, 2013 We are sorry to announce that Brooklyn Monster Ale has been discontinued.
Brooklyn Monster Ale is a classic barley wine, a style of ale originally brewed by the butlers to the English and American aristocracy. It is brewed from three mashes of heirloom British malt and spiced with aromatic American Willamette, Cascade and Fuggle hops. After four months of aging, it has a magnificent burnished copper color, an aroma redolent of sherry, citrusy hops and fruit, a soft, warming, complex palate, a spiritous finish, and a strength of 10.3%. It is vivacious when young, but will age gracefully for many years, becoming more complex over time.
Malts: Scottish floor-malted Maris Otter malt, British pale ale and Crystal malts from East Anglia.
Additions: Contains wheat
Hops: Willamette, Cascade, American Fuggle.
Alcohol by Volume: 10.1%
Original Gravity: 24.5° Plato
Food Pairings: Brooklyn Monster Ale is a fine accompaniment to a variety of cheeses (especially Gruyere, Stilton and aged cheddar), ice cream, flourless cakes, crème brulee and good cigars.
Format: 5.2-gal kegs; 24/12oz bottles; 4-packs
Awards: 2011 World Beer Championships: Silver Medal, 2009 World Beer Championships: Gold Medal