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.
Brooklyn Wild Streak image via the brewery