Brooklyn Special Effects Non-Alcoholic
In movies, special effects make you think you’re seeing the unbelievable. In Brooklyn Special Effects, we’re making you taste something incredible: a delicious non-alcoholic brew. Brooklyn Special Effects is a hoppy lager with an unexpected zesty aroma and pleasantly bitter finish. The beer gets its bready sweetness from a blend of specialty malts, and its surprising nose from dry-hopping with citrus-forward hops–a technique rarely used in non-alcoholic brewing. We use a specially developed fermentation method that limits the amount of alcohol that is created, while allowing more traditional beer flavors to develop. It tastes just like a regular beer, but therein lies the special effect: it’s not.
A beer that could take on midday lunch breaks…
We wanted to brew a beer for more places, more occasions, and more people. A beer that could take on midday lunch breaks, work happy hours, pre-workouts, watching the kids, very late nights, and more.
We’re proud to announce Brooklyn Special Effects is on its way to the United States and will be available across our US distribution by January 2020. If you live in New York, SoCal, Chicago, Denver (or you’re there for GABF), New Jersey, Austin, Ohio, Atlanta, or Delaware, you’ll be able to grab some Special Effects as soon as November 1, 2019.
If you can’t wait to try it, track it down in Sweden, the UK, Italy, Norway, France, Finland, and Denmark, or come visit our Tasting Room in Brooklyn. If that’s a bit far, give us a shout on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and we’ll keep you posted on when it’s heading your way.
Style: Hoppy non-alcoholic brew
Hops: Peeled grapefruit and fresh zesty aromas with a clean bitter edge
Yeast: Lager yeast
Alcohol by Volume: 0.4%
Food Pairings: Spinach salads, grilled chicken, BLT sandwiches, toast skagen, hot wings, working lunches, weeknights, omelettes, and fresh goat cheeses.
Availability: Year round
Format: [US] 12oz 6pk cans; [EU] 355 ml glass bottles; limited draft in both US and Europe
The Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Brewery started with a dream to return brewing to Brooklyn, once a powerhouse of American beer production. Today our beers travel to more than half the United States and over thirty countries. Our James Beard Award-winning Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team brew everything from classic styles to bold experiments and collaborate with brewers, innovators and artists from around the globe. We’ve met wonderful people in remarkable places, and we can’t wait to show everyone what’s next.
Like our namesake borough, The Brooklyn Brewery is made up of a rich collection of characters from all over the world. In our Williamsburg home, these characters are dedicated to brewing and selling great beer and enriching the communities we serve. Together, these Brooklynites have assembled the skills needed to transform a home brewing hobby into an independent brewery with a brand that has become an international beacon for good beer.
Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team seek to push the boundaries of beer
Starting with our flagship Brooklyn Lager, the portfolio of Brooklyn Brewery has grown to a wide-ranging collection of beers, always keeping an eye to traditional brewing techniques, even as Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and his team seek to push the boundaries of beer. It’s now easy to find a smooth Brooklyn Lager, hoppy Defender IPA, tart Bel Air Sour or roasty Brown Ale in your favorite watering holes. BLAST!, East IPA, Sorachi Ace and Pilsner are standing by on shelves near you, ready to be taken to parties, barbecues or your favorite chair.
Each season brings beloved seasonals like Brooklyn Summer Ale and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout back to the shelves and taps, ushering in the joys of the changing weather. Big bottles of Local 1 and releases from our barrel-aged lineup are no strangers to restaurants and home-cooked meals alike. Push a little closer to the fringes and you may find yourself enjoying an extremely limited Brewmaster’s Reserve at a handful of bars, encountering a Ghost Bottle released from our barrel aging facility or stumbling upon a Tasting Room-only release from the BB R&D or Worshipful Company of Brewers series. Attend one of our beer dinners or special events and there’s honestly no telling what might come in your next glass, but you can count on it being delicious.
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