The kids are heading back to school, and the leaves are starting to change. You know what that means — New York Comic Con is right around the corner! In partnership with the annual festival, Brooklyn Brewery recently announced the newest superhero to grace the labels of its specialty Brooklyn Defender brew and save the world, one beer at a time.
According to Gothamist, this year’s Brooklyn Defender was designed by local artist Khary Randolph, who has also worked on the likes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Justice League Beyond. “The new Brooklyn defender is the modern Brooklyn hero, saving many from dangerously bland nights,” says Randolph.
Brooklyn Brewery has concocted a brew to match the superhero’s design. “This year’s Brooklyn Defender is a bright, juicy IPA with a reddish twist from a dash of roasted malt and matched the flavor packed by Randolph’s exquisite design,” Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver told the website.
The new beer, which comes in at 6.7 percent alcohol by volume, will be available on tap and in bottles at various bars in New York City, including Barcade’s four venues and Pony Bar, after its debut on September 9. It will also be distributed to more than 20 states for the first time in the Defender series’ history.
If microbreweries like Brooklyn Brewery aren’t your thing, perhaps we can interest you in a nanobrewery. The people behind digital comedy network Above Average came together to take us on a tour of America’s smallest brewery, complete with $7 flights of beer served in droppers and “chicken wings from the littlest chickens.” Check out the hilarity below.