Tuesday, August 17, 2010
New Brooklyn Brewery Beer Detonates in Prospect Park
Holding a launch party for its latest Brewmaster's Reserve release, Detonation Ale, at Prospect Park's Boat House was a pretty savvy idea from a marketing angle. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate, dumping torrents of rain into the mossy lake that borders the Boat House, and effectively creating the most muggy, hot and uncomfortable day yet in August.
The beer, however, mitigated matters. Brooklyn Brewery called Detonation the "big brother" of Blast!, a robust IPA it trots out every not and then. It's well-named. The beer's alcohol content is a whopping 9.2%. But you don't taste it when you drink it. The amber-colored, medium-bodied, hoppy ale goes down pretty sweet, it's alcoholic potency "detonating" later. They use seven different kinds of American hops it this, and three malts, two British and one German. Worth a try if you see it around.