Brooklyn Brewery brings draught ale to UK


Brooklyn Pennant AleA beer created to celebrate the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team’s victory in the 1955 World Series is to become a permanent draught listing for British pubs and bars.

Brooklyn Pennant Ale, a pale ale at 5% ABV, is being introduced on the back of the success of Brooklyn Lager in the UK by speciality beer importers and distributors James Clay.

New York City-based Brooklyn Brewery created the beer to mark the anniversary of the Brooklyn Dodgers beating their arch-rivals, the New York Yankees, in the 1955 World Series in which they were awarded the traditional winner’s pennant.

The pale ale proved such a hit that Brooklyn Brewery decided to continue brewing the beer permanently and it now makes its way to the UK for the first time on draught.

Ben Hudson, marketing manager for Brooklyn Brewery, said: “As Brooklynites, we revere the memory of the 1955 World Champion Dodgers baseball team, so we had to name a beer in their honour.

“Brooklyn Pennant Ale is a honey-coloured pale ale with a brisk malt palate and finely balanced hop character.”

Mike Watson, marketing manager of James Clay, added: “Brooklyn Pennant Ale is a great beer to enjoy on a Saturday night or alongside some food.

“Brooklyn Pennant Ale pairs wonderfully with a range of American classic foods – particularly Buffalo hot wings with a blue cheese dip and the quintessential New York slice [of pizza].”

James Clay is currently taking enquiries from on-trade outlets interested in being among the first in the UK to the beer.

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