Thursday, April 29, 2010
Hey, one of the best beers in the world is made right here in New York City, in that most iconic of boroughs - Brooklyn - Williamsburg, no less. The beer is Brooklyn Lager and to my amazement it has been produced in Brooklyn for well over 20 years. Making the most of the Vienna style of beer making, Brooklyn Lager is "amber-gold in color, and displays a firm malt center supported by a fine bitterness and floral hop aroma." That bitterness combined with an attractive and surprising but not cloying sweetness really does make for the perfect beer to complement almost any meal. Although the company says it goes best with BBQ, burgers, and steak, we love it with cheese, pizza, Mexican food, or jalapeno hummus. Its cold, lip-smacking freshness has a way of cutting any really spicy food and making you enjoy both the food and the beer all the more. And what do you think of this? Brooklyn Lager is brewed in an old matzo ball factory. How many beer companies can lay claim to such a wonderful and intriguing fact? I can't think of any, so whenever I want to reach for a cold, tall one, I reach for a Brooklyn Lager. It's the matzo ball of beers!