The next release in Brooklyn Brewing’s Brewmaster’s Reserve series is set to release. This edition is actually a beer that gives a nod to the cocktail world. “The Tonic” draws it’s favors from a drink called “The Penicillin” served in a New York City cocktail bar. Sadly, using the word Penicillin didn’t make the government happy, and thus “The Tonic” was born.
We spend a lot of time with our pals in the cocktail world, and they are constantly putting new flavor combinations in front of us. One of my favorites is a Scotch-based cocktail called The Penicillin. Invented by bartender Sam Ross at Sasha Petraske’s famous NYC cocktail bar Milk & Honey, the Pencillin is an instant classic. It combines peaty Scotch, ginger-infused honey, and lemon juice. It’s an improbable blend, but it’s delicious, and it’s also the inspiration for our next Brewmaster’s Reserve beer, The Tonic. The government wouldn’t let us call the beer “Penicillin”, we’re afraid. But friends, between you and us, this brand new Tonic will cure many of your ills. Now take your Tonic and text us tomorrow.
Style: Herbed/Spiced Beer
Hops: Willamette, Cascades, Fuggles, Kent Goldings, Simcoe, Citra, Sorachi Ace, Amarillo
Malts: English Peat Smoked Malt, English Pale Malt, German Pilsner Malt
Additions: Dried Lemon Peel, Minced ginger, NYS Wildflower Honey, Organic, Lemon Juice from Italy (Sicily)
Availability: Draft only. Ships Late May, 2011