On Monday, August 16, 2010, Brooklyn Brewery blew a hole in the sky.
Ok, so maybe they didn’t really blow a hole in the sky, but there certainly was a lot of rain before the Detonation Ale release party at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse. So much so, in fact, that park workers had to reroute attendees down another path due to a flooding lake blocking the path.
Flooding that, most certainly, would not keep us away from this explosive event.
Turnout at the event was quite happening, and proceeds from the $20 tickets as well as tips were all slated to be donated to the Prospect Park Alliance. Garrett Oliver was in perfect form with his debonair charm and crowd pleasing Panama hat. Housed both indoors (with giant chipmunk statues) and outdoors (on a gorgeous open air patio and deck overlooking the lake), the Brewery teamed up with local greats The Dump School, Meat Hook, and Ovenly provided spicy treats to pair with Detonation Ale.
Made with British floor malted maris otter malt, German pilsner malt and British crystal malt, Detonation Ale boasts a whopping seven hop varietals, including Williamette, Palisade, Amarillo, Sorachi Ace, Simcoe, Cascade and East Kent Golding. On the flier for the event, the ale is described as: “… a copper colored pale ale with British malt character, American hop ebullience, Brooklyn attitude, and disturbing drinkability. Eat. Drink. And be careful. (It’s a big one.)”
At 9.2%, they’re certainly not lying! The rain let up, the drinks were pouring, and everyone had a great time while supporting beautiful Prospect Park. Cheers to you, Brooklyn Brewery, for another great addition to the Brewmaster’s Reserve!