BROOKLYN, N.Y.— The concord of bourbon and beer continues, as Brooklyn Brewery and 4 Roses Distillery unveil the 2023 version of Brooklyn Black Ops (12% ABV). This thrilling collaboration once more unites craft beer pioneer Brooklyn Brewery with esteemed bourbon icon, Kentucky-based 4 Roses Distillery for this fifth annual launch, which is now out there all through the U.S.
This 12 months is especially poignant, marking the thirty fifth anniversary of Brooklyn Brewery’s flagship beer and the one hundred and thirty fifth anniversary of 4 Roses. To honor the event, the Black Ops boasts a refreshed design, impressed by 4 Roses’ international model replace, their first in almost 20 years.
A collaboration that started in 2019, the partnership between Brooklyn Brewery and 4 Roses continues to flourish, due to the camaraderie between Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, and 4 Roses COO Ryan Ashley. The most recent Black Ops – a Russian Imperial Stout – matured for 9 months in 4 Roses Small Batch Bourbon casks specially-chosen by 4 Roses Grasp Distiller Brent Elliott. This course of imparts the beer with a mix of bourbon subtleties and an irresistibly clean end.
The 2023 Black Ops version encompasses a balanced profile of decadent cocoa nib and milk chocolate, highlighted by a vanilla-forward oak presence. This mix creates a richly layered, and really indulgent tasting expertise, made even higher by sampling with 4 Roses Small Batch. Tasting them facet by facet illuminates the shared taste profiles, and the way complementary the delicate bourbon affect is inside the beer’s complicated character. Along with the bourbon and beer pairing, the 2023 Black Ops goes properly with darkish chocolate ganache, buttery pastries, robust aged cheese, and likewise as a Black Ops Float, with vanilla ice cream.
Brooklyn Brewery’s James Beard Award-winning Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver explains: “Black Ops is a contemporary traditional with its personal persona – brisk, mild on its toes, and sophisticated with out being heavy. The 4 Roses Small Batch Bourbon barrels take this beer the place no different barrels may carry it, and I’m very pleased with working with Brent and 4 Roses’ sensible crew.”
“Attending to work with Garrett and the Brooklyn Brewery crew to create a product that celebrates the complementary notes of bourbon and beer is one thing we sit up for yearly,” stated Brent Elliott, 4 Roses Grasp Distiller. “This 12 months felt notably particular as we’re each celebrating essential milestones for our corporations. The flavour that our bourbon barrels imparts on Brooklyn Brewery’s complicated stout creates a very harmonious beer that we expect Black Ops followers will actually take pleasure in.”
This restricted version 2023 Brooklyn Black Ops, with its new can design, will likely be out there in 16-ounce four-packs (MSRP: $19.99) all through the U.S. the place Brooklyn Brewery merchandise are offered in addition to the 4 Roses Distillery customer middle situated in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.
About Brooklyn Brewery
Brooklyn Brewery is a number one international unbiased craft brewer and a pioneer of the American craft beer revolution. From our house in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we’re all the time within the making, drawing inspiration from our area people of innovators, makers, and doers to unfold the tradition and creativity of craft beer to 30 states and over 30 nations on 5 continents.
About 4 Roses
Established in 1888, 4 Roses combines two mashbills with 5 proprietary yeast strains to distill and age 10 distinct bourbon recipes, every with its personal distinctive taste profile. With distilling and warehousing operations in Lawrenceburg and Cox’s Creek, Kentucky, respectively, 4 Roses is accessible in all 50 states. This previous 12 months, 4 Roses has obtained 46 awards, together with 2 Double Platinum medals, 8 Double Gold medals and 16 Gold medals from esteemed competitions such because the American Whiskey Masters and Whiskies of the World.
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