Brooklyn Summer Ale is a mondern rendition of the "Light Dinner Ales" brewed in England in the 40's. They were also called "luncheon ales" or even "family ales," because they were refreshing and flavorful without being too heavy. We brew Brooklyn Summer Ale from premium English barley malt, which gives the light-bodied, golden beer a fresh, bready flavor. German and American hops lend a light, crisp bitterness and a citrus/floral aroma, resulting in a berr with a very sunny disposition.
Excellent with salads, seafood, quiches and lightly spiced dishes. It's also great at lunch!
The award-winning Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color, and displays a firm malt center supported by a fine 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 flavorful beer, smooth, refreshing and very versatile with food.
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, roasted chicken, barbecue, fried fish, pork, and Chinese dishes. In Denmark, people are enjoying it with pickled herring, in Japan they've been enjoying it with sushi for years, and in England people find it a fine accompaniment to classic fish and chips.
Northern English brown ales tend to be strong and dry, while southern English brown ales are milder and sweeter. Brooklyn Brown Ale combines the best of those classic styles and then adds an American accent in the form of a firm hop character and roasty palate. A blend of six malts, some of them roasted, give this beer its deep russet-brown color and complex malt flavor, fruity, smooth and rich, with a caramel, chocolate and coffee background. Generous late hopping brings forward a nice hop aroma to complete the picture.
Brooklyn Brown Ale is particularly good with steaks, burgers, stews and barbecue, where it can put its caramel flavors to work with the caramelized flavors in the meat. It's also excellent with venison, ham and roasted pork, which engage the depth of malt character. After dinner, it's the perfect accompaniment to well-aged cheddar, Gouda and Gruyere cheeses.