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Brooklyn’s The Companion. A Book AND A Beer

Introducing the next edition in Brooklyn Brewing’s Brewmaster’s Reserve Series – The Companion.  A book and a beer.  They both hit shelves this September. The book contains beer info from more than 160 experts including, Garrett Oliver and Thomas Kraus-Weyermann (Of Weyermann Malts).  The beer is a floor malted wheat wine, brewed with by duo to act as a “companion” to the book.

Per Brooklyn:

For the past four years, brewmaster Garrett Oliver has been working on a massive project. It’s the ultimate beer collaboration, but it’s not a beer.  Published this September by Oxford University Press, it’s The Oxford Companion to Beer, the most comprehensive book on beer ever published, featuring 160 experts covering more than 1,100 subjects. It’s a momentous thing, so Garrett (Editor-in-Chief), Horst Dornbusch (Associate Editor, writer, scholar, man-about-town) and Thomas Kraus-Weyermann (writer and master maltster) hatched a plan. Together, they brewed our next Brewmaster’s Reserve beer, called The Companion.

Thomas created special new floor malts for The Companion, which is brewed in an old style called “wheat wine”, a wheat-based equivalent to barley wine. The floor malts give this beer a juicy malt character of considerable depth, 55% malted wheat gives it a surprising lightness on the palate, while our house ale yeast lends a gentle fruitiness. The Oxford Companion will impart knowledge, whileThe Companion imparts conviviality. Maybe you really can have it all?


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