by saraeh | October 1st, 2012
I’m Sara, another of the new faces here on the blog. I have an introduction post coming, in which I shall attempt to sort out some of my tastes and perhaps muse about how a non-beer-drinker ended up on a liquor blog. (Short answer: Make it hard, I’m there.)
But in the meantime, following up from Rajan’s post on the Brooklyn Defender, I thought I’d share some of my photos from the beer’s recent launch party at the Brooklyn Brewery. I ended up there almost by accident; the brewery is down the street from my apartment, and the launch was promoted with my ticket to Comic Con. So last week I wandered down the street to submerge myself in nerdery and free drinks for an evening.
The launch party was packed, even in Brooklyn Brewery’s sizeable beer hall. On one wall short blurbs about the new beer were projected alongside photos of the brewing team wielding broadswords. My partner-in-crime and I learned from the the master brewer that the swords were made by a company called Griffon’s Claw Armory. Also, the brewery kept the swords after the photo shoot. Best. Job. Perk. Ever.
In proper Comic Con style, costumes were very much in evidence. Some people just threw on a shirt to get into the feel of things…
While others were a bit more enthusiastic.
Sometimes Batman just needs his beer, I guess.
And the beer itself, you ask? Well, I should make a few caveats. As I said above, I’m not really a beer drinker. And on rare occasions when I am a beer drinker, I drink porters, stouts, and other dark concoctions that appeal to my sweet tooth and don’t taste like I’m trying to chug unsweetened coffee, eat a flower, or chew a stalk of grain. (Read: I avoid beers that are bitter, flowery, or hoppy. I know. That’s a lot of beers.)
I confess that I found The Defender undrinkable. I swung back to the bar where a very nice bartender (not the one in the mask, sadly) swapped my light, hoppy, free cup for something a little darker and a little sweeter. I highly recommend that you tune back in for my fellow blogger’s review, since he is undoubtedly better qualified to give you an unbiased opinion of The Defender. I ended up throwing mine in the trash.
It was a great party, though.