Beer of the Week: Brooklyn Lager

Brooklyn Brewery

Beer of the week

Beer: Brooklyn Lager

Style: Amber lager

Alcohol: 5.2 percent by volume

Price: About $8.99 a six-pack of 12-ounce bottles at Publix

Story: Brooklyn Lager, the flagship of New York’s Brooklyn Brewery, gets its floral aroma and fresh orange-rind zip from dry-hopping, in which the beer is steeped with fresh hops as it ages. Usually reserved for hop-forward ales, the technique adds a bitter dimension to the lager’s sweet, malty notes of caramel and toasted bread.

Pairing: Brooklyn Lager is my go-to with fried fish. Its light body and clean, dry finish refresh the palate, lifting away salt and grease. Try it with a fried whole yellowtail snapper at Casablanca Seafood, 404 N. River Dr., Miami.

More Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Brewery Mash tour brings a series of beer tastings, dinners and more to Miami Dec. 9-13. Find details and tickets at

Evan S. Benn

Beer of the Week spotlights locally available craft beer.

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