FORT GREENE — These experimental beers have never seen the light of day, until now.
Brooklyn Brewery's Ghost Bottles — experimental beers not for commercial use and previously only tasted by brewers — are set to emerge from under a shroud of secrecy to debut at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry music festival.
"At Brooklyn Brewery we make many beers that are unseen. Some are experimental. Some we make just for ourselves. In fact, some are so rare, and we like them so much, that we can’t bear to sell them," wrote the Brooklyn Brewery Team on their blog. "However, for one hour, the unseen become visible, and even tastable."
Each night of BAM's music festival, which began April 25 and runs through April 27, at the stroke of 6:30 p.m., brewers will allow the public to sample their rare drafts.
Brave bibbers will have the chance to taste a stout aged in bourbon barrels, an IPA featuring a host of hops from the UK and Pacific Northwest, and an oatmeal stout with a hint of anisette, plus a “wheat wine.”
For more information and a schedule of shows visit BAM's website.