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Sai Kanifing from BROOKLYN BREWERY

This unusual beer is part of the brewery’s special Worshipful Company of Brewers series, wherein a different brewer gets to create whatever sort of beer he or she wants to and then it is available for a limited time exclusively at the brewery. When it was Saidou Ceesay’s turn at bat, he created a smoked pepper porter that is both smokey, sweet, and slightly spicy with a quick and relenting bite from jalapeños.

BROOKLYN BREWERY
79 North 11th Street (between Berry and Wythe Street),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 486-7422
brooklynbrewery.com

For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

The beer possibilities in this country continue to  expand. Not only are there literally new breweries and nanobreweries opening every month, but the flavors and styles that are possible keep evolving. I even read about a white stout from some craft brewer in Wisconsin. Not sure how that would work, but if it tastes good like these five NYC brews did, I’m all for it.

NUMBER 90: SCORCHER #366 from BROOKLYN BREWERY

Scorcher #366 from BROOKLYN BREWERY at ROSAMUNDE SAUSAGE GRILL

One of the popular new styles in the beer world are low alcohol IPAs – hop bombs that you could drink all day long without falling on your face (at least for a while), Brooklyn Brewery’s entry into that world was through one of their special Brewmaster’s Reserve beers. The Scorcher #366 (which might be tough to find at this point, as it was a limited release) was one of the first beers in the world to use a brand new hybrid hop from Washington state – the aptly named HBC 366. It gives the beer a surprising peppery flavor that might be rough for some, but is full of minerally, citrus flavors and has spice notes that I’ve not stopped craving since my first sip.

BROOKLYN BREWERY
79 North 11th Street (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 486-7422
brooklynbrewery.com

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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

BROOKLYN BREWERY

The reason beer is so incredibly diverse is because of the diversity of its ingredients. For instance, roasted barley malt could give off chocolate or coffee notes, while pilsner barley malt could taste like biscuits or honey. And that’s just one ingredient that gives every beer its unique flavor characteristics.

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Now that I’ve eaten my way through somebody else’s list (Time Out New York), I’m ready to compile my own 100 spectacular things I’ve tasted in 2012. Look for another five dishes every few days.

NUMBER 45: SORACHI ACE from BROOKLYN BREWERY

Ok, so this is not a drinking blog, but I’ve spent much time searching for the best beer in the city (come on, it’s liquid bread) and what do you do while you eat? Drink! And I’ve found some deliciously quaffable concoctions along my journeys.

Named for the rare Sorachi Ace hops that was developed in Japan, Brooklyn Brewery initially released this unique saison beer as a 750 ml bottle feremented beer and this year started offering it as a draft option. It stretches the imagination of what beer can be with a spicy citrus/lemongrass flavor followed by  a clean champagne yeast finish. It’s endlessly drinkable and pairs brilliantly with all types of food. Sparkling wine better watch its back. Price Varies

BROOKLYN BREWERY
79 North 11th Street (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 486-7422
brooklynbrewery.com

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It’s hard to imagine that there were once 48 breweries in Brooklyn. Even harder to imagine that by 1976, the well had run dry and with the exit of Schaeffer and Rhinegold, there were zero breweries in Brooklyn. Zero!!

It wasn’t until 1996 when Brooklyn Brewery opened their facility in Williamsburg that craft beer became a reality again in NYC. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter (with brewmaster Garrett Oliver coming on board a little later) really became our beer saviors and now, thanks partly to their trailblazing, we have a growing number of locally produced craft breweries in and around NYC.

I’ve been to Brooklyn Brewery and have told this story many times on the Brewed in Brooklyn tour I lead for Urban Oyster. Brewmaster Garrett Oliver even co-starred in my beer video giving insight in to NY beer culture.

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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

While I’ve been drinking my fair share of beer these last few months, I’m still no expert. I’m also a bit of a coward. When it comes to the idea of sending a beer back due to a bad tap line at a bar, I’d almost always rather cower in the corner. (more…)


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