Dark Matter

On Monday night, I was one of the lucky guests to attend the Brooklyn Brewery’s release party for the newest addition to the Brewmaster’s Reserve lineup, Dark Matter.

Armed with a beer in one hand and goodies from Bedford Cheese Shop in the other, Dark Matter came across my palate with hints of vanilla and oak. It is quite enjoyable and surprisingly easy to drink considering the 7.5% ABV. It isn’t exactly a session beer, but after a few tastes, I was at the bar looking for more. Until the release of this beer, I was regularly drinking Brooklyn’s Cookie Jar Porter, but after tonight, I think Dark Matter is my new draft go-to. (See the official word on Dark Matter on the Brooklyn Brewery’s blog.)

Of course, one of the highlights of the night was talking with brewmaster Garret Oliver. This was my second time chatting with Garrett–the first was at a NYC Homebrewers Guild meeting last year. He is so smart and down to earth, and he always gives you the time of day.

Garrett and I

I also got to meet some great folks that are strong voices of the craft beer movement, particularly here in NYC. Thanks for all the warm welcomes from my fellow beer enthusiasts!

Some More BK Brews

This weekend I’ll be posting about the homebrew, so look forward to it!