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The Beer Friends write, review, and discuss Craft Beer as fans instead of experts.  They share their unique voice and affinity for craft beer through multiple platforms and offer a range of media to join their craft beer conversation.


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Dark Matter Private Release Party


Dark Matter Release Party The Beer Friends invade Williamsburg!  Here live blogging at the Dark Matter invite only release party from Brooklyn Brewery. In the spirit of Black Ops (shhhh) and Manhattan Project comes Dark Matter, with 7.5 ABV this "robust" brown ale is a side project turned amazing pour. The Beer Friends ventured out and found some amazing beer, good times, and are reporting back to you.

Brad - First one - Same taste as before, like a shot of Maker's Mark, unbelievably smooth, slightly warming and finishes mostly clean with a slight pleasant ling


Graham - First one - A lot of complex and subtle flavors going on here probably from the barrel aging techniques. Solid from start to finish. If this doesn't prove that dark matter exists then I don't know what will...

Phil - First one -wow and again wow. This was one of the favorites the other night, but there's something to be said for getting one from the brewery at the brewery on the launch night for the beer you're drinking. Complex with a sweet start before you get on the malty rollercoster for the rest of you tasting adventure, coming out clean and refreshed on the other side wanting to go back for the second round.

Paul - There is a huge difference for me as I'm having this beer as the first of the night. It is much stronger with a clean palette. The flavor of whiskey is very potent, but the brown ale mellows it out. It's a spectacular pull. Definitely get one if you come across it.

Many thanks to Ben, Eric, Garrett and everyone else there at Brooklyn Brewery for a fantastic evening.  These guys and gals really know how to throw a party!  Looking forward to the upcoming expansion and the exciting things to come!