Brooklyn Local 1 – Twelve Green Bottles Wine
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Twelve Green Bottles Wine
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Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. Banana, yeast and cloves on the nose with a pronounced yeasty flavour and a nice spicy peppery finish.

Note this is a premium bottle fermented beer and is sold in a large 75.0cl bottle.

Beer Facts

Style Belgian Strong Golden Ale
Country USA
Brewery Brooklyn Brewery
Size 75.0cl
ABV 9.0%
Serving Temperature Chilled

Brewery Information

Brooklyn BreweryIn 1984, Steve Hindy ended a five and a half-year tour as the Middle East Correspondent for the Associated Press where he covered wars and assassinations in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and Sudan. On his last night in Beirut, his hotel was hit by a mortar barrage. Steve picked up a still-warm piece of shrapnel as a memento, packed up his family and returned to New York City. During his years in the Middle East, Steve befriended diplomats based in Saudi Arabia, where Islamic law prohibits alcoholic beverages. The envoys were avid homebrewers and happily plied Steve with their flavorful beers. Returning to live in Brooklyn and editing foreign news for Newsday, Steve started brewing at home. Eventually, he enlisted his downstairs neighbor, banker Tom Potter, and they set out to establish the Brooklyn Brewery. Steve placed that shrapnel on his desk as a reminder of his days in the Middle East, where it still sits today.

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