Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in colour and displays a firm malt centre supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by dry-hopping, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation. The result is a wonderfully flavourful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food. Dry-hopping is largely a British technique, which were used in a Viennese-style beer to create an American original.
Brooklyn lager is Brooklyn Brewery’s leading product and is produced to a pre-Prohibition recipe from the times that Brooklyn was the brewing capital of the East coast of the states.
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, farmhouse cheddar and mild Gruyere.
In the late 1800s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centres in the America, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the Vienna style was one of the local favourites.