BROOKLYN, NY – Now available for purchase exclusively at The Brooklyn Brewery Company Store is the BROOKLYN BOX SET, featuring 1 copy of The Oxford Companion to Beer, signed by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, and 1 rare, 750ml bottle-conditioned version of The Companion Ale — this special Companion Ale bottle is only available as part of the BROOKLYN BOX SET.
The BROOKLYN BOX SET is $80.00, and can be obtained only in person at The Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11249) during our public hours.
With 160 experts covering more than 1,100 subjects, The Oxford Companion to Beer is the most comprehensive book to yet be published on the subject. To accompany the book, Garrett Oliver (Editor-in-Chief), Horst Dornbusch (Associate Editor) and Thomas Kraus-Weyermann (writer and master maltster) brewed our current Brewmaster’s Reserve beer, called The Companion Ale.
Made with 55% new floor malts from Weyermann Maltings, The Companion 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.