This week's Sunday Night Suds review looks at Brooklyn's flagship brew - Brooklyn Lager.
About two or three years ago, Brooklyn Brewery began to buy air time on local radio stations to promote its beers. The ads were more than just catchy slogans or jingles as they offered suggestions about food pairings with the Brooklyn brews and were often voiced by Brooklyn's affable Brewmaster - Garrett Oliver.
Those who are not regulars on the Beer Advocate forum boards or heavily involved in the New York beer scene may not know him, but Mr. Oliver is a highly visible presence who has contributed to the development of brewing in New York. From my early days on BA, I found Mr. Oliver to be easily approachable and he always answered by questions from beermail.
Besides participating on BA, Garrett Oliver has also been very public in discussing and sharing his interesting experimental brews. Although not all his beer concoctions are permitted to the kosher consumer, Mr Oliver has inspired quite a few craft breweries as well as countless home brewers.
But enough about the brewer, lets talk about the brew itself. Brooklyn lager pours a rich amber color with a good amount of lacing on the glass. It is one of my favorite lagers because it has some hop bite to it, not enough to cross the chasm into ale land, but the hops are present as are some floral notes.
Brooklyn lager goes very well with steaks, stews and other hearty beef dishes. If you have tried a combination which worked for you, please e-mail me or comment on this post.
Brooklyn Lager is under the kosher supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit as are all 12 oz Brooklyn beers which are brewed in the Utica plant.
For the experts' take on the Brooklyn Lager please click here http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45/148.
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