In the late 1800?s Brooklyn was one of the largest brewing centers in the country, home to more than 45 breweries. Lager beer in the ?Vienna? style was one of the local favorites. Brooklyn Lager is amber-gold in color and displays a firm malt center supported by a refreshing bitterness and floral hop aroma. Caramel malts show in the finish. The aromatic qualities of the beer are enhanced by ?dry-hopping?, the centuries-old practice of steeping the beer with fresh hops as it undergoes a long, cold maturation.