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