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Wednesday, November 9th
BAM Harvey Theater
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, we’re launching a new, limited-release beer, BAMBoozle, at the world premier of the theater/music/sculpture performance Brooklyn Babylon, part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival. Invitations to this celebration are being offered exclusively to members of BAM, but we’re also giving away a handful of tickets to Brooklyn Brewery fans, so be sure to like us on Facebook.

BAMBoozle will be available at select locations in NYC beginning in November, including BAM Café. In addition, we’ll be sampling BAMBoozle at our monthly BAMcinématek program, the next of which is November 28 — complimentary BB is poured in the lobby after the last Monday screening of each month.

Read more for a full description of this special beer:

Brooklyn BAMBoozle

We remember it like it was yesterday, but that’s because it pretty much was yesterday. Not long ago, Brooklyn was supposedly “Crooklyn”, a strange land where people spoke in tongues, cabs feared to tread, and you couldn’t get a decent piece of cheese. And BAM, the grandly-titled Brooklyn Academy of Music, seemed to stand as a stripped silent sentinel, a remnant of a glorious past few seemed to remember.

Here at Brooklyn Brewery, we remember the real Brooklyn. We remember pioneering beer bars, wild Berlin-based raves at the Old Mustard Factory, the Liveri boys smoking mozzarella in a little metal box every morning outside Joe’s Busy Corner, prosciutto sliced so thin you could read the newspaper through it, and jerk chicken that made your eyes water. BAM remembers our Brooklyn too, and helped transform it into a place everyone suddenly wants to be.

So, when BAM asked us to make a beer for their 150th anniversary, we wanted to make them something really special. BAMBoozle features a large addition of wildflower honey from the New York family apiary Tremblay Farms – we pick up the honey from Alan Tremblay at the Greenmarket. Blended with golden malts, it is fermented to a dry complexity by our Belgian yeast strain, and then re-fermented in the bottle like Champagne. When the cork pops, the beer shows a shimmering effervescence, a beautifully floral, honeyed nose, and a fresh light zing on the palate that belies its underlying strength. You have not had a beer like this, and neither have we. You can enjoy it now, but it will also age very nicely. Like BAM and like Brooklyn, BAMBoozle is in a class of its own. Happy 150th to BAM, its colorful crown restored, the once and future king of the arts.

Malt: Weyermann Pilsner Malt, Bamberg, Germany
Honey: Raw Wildflower, Tremblay Farms, Chemung County, NY
Hops: Perle (Germany) and Aurora (Austria)
Yeast: Our special Belgian strain, finished in the bottle with “Pris de Mousse” Champagne yeast
Original Gravity: 17.2 P
ABV: 8.2 %

November 9, 2011
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