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Brooklyn Lager

Family Amber Lager Style American Amber Lager
Country USA (NY) ABV 5.2%
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, hoppy, refreshing

Much has been made of the fact that the Brooklyn Brewery has revived brewing in Williamsburg—the borough’s hottest hipster neighborhood. But they seem to be victims of their own success: they don’t have the capacity to brew all of their beer in the ’Burg. Much of the production takes place at F.X. Matt, in Utica. The Lager is by far Brooklyn’s widest-distributed beer. [More]

Hello Reader’s Digest!

by Seamus Campbell

I have learned that the August issue of Reader’s Digest borrows from our results to construct a list of “The Twelve Best American Beers”—the dozen beers listed all being 9-point scorers in The Beer Trials. That’s well and good, but I feel a need to disclaim a bit to any readers who may have found their way here to share a concern that we missed a beer or six.

The best-scoring beers in the book are, of course, merely the best-scoring of the beers we tasted. And make no mistake, there are a lot of beers we didn’t taste. According to the Brewer’s Association, as of April 2010, there were 1,599 breweries in the US alone. We only tasted 250 beers!

That… [More]

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