PW's Year of Beer: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note.

Brooklyn Brewery may be among the oldest craft breweries in America, but they certainly haven’t rested on their laurels. The last few years have been full of experiments by this New York brewery. Perhaps the tastiest of them is Sorachi Ace, a beer with a weird name and a wild taste. “Sorachi Ace” is a relatively new and somewhat obscure strain of hops first developed in Japan. These hops have a distinctly lemony flavor and aroma that is unlike anything else out there. So Brooklyn brewed a very traditional saison with all that implies — dry, crisp, Earthy, grassy, and a touch wild — and then added a bunch of Sorachi Ace hops after fermentation. The result? Heavenly aromas of lemon zest and bright, bold citrus that just explodes from the glass. We’re talking a spring day in liquid form here. It’s hard to recommend this beer enough, especially during the summer months. Try it at Falls Taproom and ELA.

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