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.
This beer is our specialty. In 1894, Spaten became the first brewery in Munich to produce this brand of light lager. Golden in color with a well-balanced hop-flavor. The full rounded body is a superb balance between hops and a malty sweetness.
This Helles lager enjoys being served with mushroom soup, herbed pancakes, pork roast, falafel and pot stickers.
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Hell is noted for its agreeable level of carbonation and its natural cloudiness. It is brewed from wheat malt, barley malt, hops, top-fermenting yeast and water according to a time-honored Bavarian recipe. Deep golden color. Natural cloudiness, with yeast Crispy, refreshing, spicy and fruity.
This excellent unfiltered wheat pairs beautifully with sausage, pretzels with mustard, vegetable pate, Crab Lois and is perfect for brunch.
Behind the full golden color, you'll find an alluring aroma, a dynamic complex of flavors, Belgian flair, a Brooklyn fortitude and a dusting of our special yeast. To create this beer, we use the old technique of 100% bottle re-fermentation, a practice now rare even in Europe. It gives this beer a palate of unusual depth.
Enjoy this beer locally or globally, as an aperitif or with your favorite dishes. It is particularly nice with spicy seafood and with fine cheeses.
East India Pale Ale is a deep golden beer brewed from British malt and a blend of hops featuring the choice East Kent Golding variety. It is traditionally dry-hopped for a bright aroma of hops, lemongrass, pine and citrus fruit, and has a robust bitterness, a warming malt palate and a clean, hoppy finish.
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale is particularly suited to spicy foods, especially Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Szechwan, and Mexican dishes. It's also great with crab cakes and oily fish. The beer is robust enough to stand up to strong flavors and its citrus flavors mingle wonderfully with those in food. After dinner, the snappy hoppiness perfectly mirrors good aged cheddars.
Here in Brooklyn we've combined European malt and hops, Belgian dark sugar, and raw wildflower honey from a New York family farm to create Brooklyn Local 2. Our special Belgian yeast adds hints of spice to the dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate flavors. After 100% bottle re-fermentation, the beer reveals a marvelous dry complexity, enjoyable by itself or at the dinner table.