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Brooklyn’s Swedish Venture Shaping Up [PICS]

Fermenters and brewhouse are being installed at The New Carnegie Brewery in Stockholm today.  The project is a partnership between the Brooklyn Brewery, Carlsberg Sweden and a group of private investors.

The Swedish brewing team has been hired, and will train at Brooklyn Brewery in New York the rest of the year. The head brewer is Anders Wendler, a graduate of Sweden’s Lunds University.

“I am really looking forward to working with the New Carnegie Brewery,” said Wendler.  “For me, beer is both my job and my hobby.  So it is obviously very exciting to be involved in the creation of Stockholm’s new craft brewery.”

The New Carnegie Brewery is located in the Hammarby Sjöstad (Hammarby Lake City) neighborhood of Stockholm.  It will has the capacity to produce 300,000 liters annually. (That’s around 80,000 U.S. gallons.)

Where’s the tie? Carlsburg owns the brands of Swedish brewery, Carnegie. They also import Brooklyn’s beers into Sweden. Brooklyn on the other hand, once distributed the Carnegie Porter in New York and Massachusetts. Brooklyn plans on brewing some special offerings in Sweden, for Sweden.

Beer Street Journal is told there are no initial plans to import any New Carnegie Brewery’s beers stateside.


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Brooklyn Brewery & GrowNYC Collab: Greenmarket Wheat [PICS]

Brooklyn Brewery (New York) has teamed up with non-profit GrowNYC to create Greenmarket Wheat. The beer is a collaboration between local farmers, malteds and brewers in an attempt to capture the flavor of local New York agriculture. This week the beer launched at Riverpark Restaurant is known not only for serving locally sourced food, but also maintains an on-site farm..

New York Governor Cuomo set the stage for this collaboration, thanks to 2012 Brewery License legislation aimed at maintaining the growth of craft breweries in the state. Greenmarket Wheat Beer uses raw wheat from North Country Farm in Watertown, Pilsner Barley Malt from Hadley, Mass, and Wildflower Honey from Tremblay Apiaries in Chemung County, NY. Much like Black Ops, the beer is then bottled flat and allowed to carbonate in the bottle. The beer will be available on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Greenmarket, Riverpark Restaurant, and potentially Whole Foods in New York.

Style: Wheat Beer (w/ Honey)
Availability: 750 ml bottles

?? ABV 


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Brooklyn Wild Streak

Brooklyn Brewery (New York) recently retired Monster, their epic barleywine ale. After the cat for which the beer was named passed, the brewery thought the time was right. Plus, they wanted to make a little room for some new things. Meet one of the new things- Brooklyn Wild Streak. Streak is Belgian stylegolden ale that got a little funky with brettanomyces yeast, only to find itself aged in a bourbon barrel.

There was a time when all beers were aged in wood, and yeasts ran wild and cavorted together. Modern brewing is wonderful, but sometimes a little cavorting is a fine thing. Brooklyn Wild Streak is our barrel-aged Belgian-inspired golden ale enlivened by the earthy funk of the wild yeast called Brettanomyces. It’s particularly great with cheeses and game meats. Oh, go ahead. You know you want to. 

Style: American Wild Ale (Barrel Aged, Bourbon)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged
Arrival: Released, late 2013.

9% ABV 

Brooklyn Wild Streak image via the brewery

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Garrett Oliver Discusses Craft vs Crafty

Among many other things in his recent interview with Brooklyn Magazine, Garrett Oliver, brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, eloquently speaks his mind about the ongoing battle of craft vs crafty in the beer community.

“My outlook on it is somewhat philosophical. Am I annoyed? Yes. It’s very annoying to see people who are not you walking around dressed as you and claiming to be you, essentially, and using the advantages they have to try to get people to think, “beer is beer, it’s all the same,” etc. What I say to people is, take the big breweries, and anyone, anyone in the room I’m in, sometimes hundreds of people, can you name the brewmaster? Anyone got a name? No, there is no name. There’s no name. There’s nothing but money. And money moves, and this liquid moves around the world, and there’s nothing but money. If you want to understand what it’s about, it’s about money. And we are about something else.”

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A Look At New York Limited’s Bottling Day [PICS]

The 2013 SAVOR collaboration teams up Brooklyn BrewerySaranac and Ommegang to create New York Limited. The beer is a bottle conditioned white lager, brewed with a plethora of New York state ingredients including, lemon verbena, honey, state grown hops. Brewed at Brooklyn with a lager yeast, bottle conditioned with an ale yeast. Available to SAVOR attendees only, unfortunately. Check out this behind the scenes look at bottling day. Images: © Amy Sussman Photography

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Sad News. Brooklyn Retires Monster Ale

Brooklyn Brewery sadly announces that the barley wine Monster Ale has been retired. A little while back, Monster, the brewery’s cat and namesake for the brew, passed away. Brooklyn laments – things just aren’t the same.

When Monster was laid to rest, the spirituous, malty libation could be seen aimlessly meandering through the fermentation hall, lazing about the brewhouse, and listlessly watching the bottles fill up with beer in the packaging room, giving the sense to those close with this classic Winter Seasonal that perhaps the end was near.

Brooklyn Monster Ale is a legend in the American barleywine world. Rest in Peace to you both. You are and will be, sorely missed.