Brooklyn Brewery Review

On Wednesday 12th September, OnIn.London visited the award-winning craft brewer Brooklyn Brewery pop-up at The Hoxton, Shoreditch. This supperclub pop-up was designed to celebrate the very best in Brooklyn culture.

The one-off event offered an exclusive menu featuring the best in Brooklyn bites. My favourites included the Williamsburg Ozzie Hot Dog – a beef chilli dog topped with cheese sauce, green Tabasco and potato, the mini burgers, the mac and cheese and the cornflake chicken. Each dish with expertly paired with Brooklyn Brewery beers including their Brooklyn Lager, Summer Ale, Brooklyn Scorcher IPA and the Sorachi Ace.

It was an enjoyable evening learning about how Brooklyn Brewery began in 1988 during the height of Brooklyn’s Mob Takeover and learning about how each beer was created.

My favourite beer of the evening was Brooklyn naranjito beer which was created because the owner wanted to brew a beer to go with tacos. This one went down a treat for me and coming from someone who isn’t a major beer drinker, it’s safe to say it was a delightful drop.It was the Brooklyn scorcher IPA, which was first brewed in 2003 that was my friend’s favourite. People didn’t really react well to this beer initially, but it has since become a popular sessionable beer since being re-released on the market in 2016.

Perhaps though the most well known Brooklyn Brewery Beer is the Brooklyn Lager. The brewery’s first beer they brewed. It’s been called a Vienna style lager, pre-prohibition lager, amber lager and is their most popular beer.

Keep an eye out for future Brooklyn Beer events soon – they’re great value for money and it makes for a very pleasant night out. I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of Brooklyn Brewery’s beers around London as they have a large selection which means everyone’s taste buds will be happy.

Written by Tegan LeBon