|Rob, on the right, fills the glasses of the masses.|
On Friday May 18, 2012, Brooklyn Brewery's Cellarman, and brewer, Rob Lemery served up his own invention, the Centerfold, to a very enthusiastic, thirsty crowd. Rob's was the second beer in the series, the first one being Tom Villa's Oishi. Aside from Garrett, Tom is the longest tenured brewer at Brooklyn, and Rob is the most junior.
|Can you handle this?|
|What Goes Into Making a Centerfold?|
Centerfold is a 6% abv California Pale Ale, that's made with floor malted european malts -- pilsner and Marris Otter -- and treated to a wide array of hop varieties: Chinook, Cascade, Amarillo, Centennial and the not oft utilized New Zealand Pacific Jade. The beer is dry-hopped, generously, twice, and also picks up some unique flavors and aromas by the addition of Rose Hips.
|The apprentice and the master.|
You can hear all about it, and more -- and learn Rob's nickname since high school, and his relation to Pete Wilson (no, not the former governor of California) -- in this week's podcast!
|Maia handles the tap.|
|Keep those hands where we can see them when handling the Centerfold!|
|Rob got a big boost on his big night.|
|Rob gets high with a little help from his friend.|
|Garrett ponders, "Why didn't I think of that..."|
|"Excuse me sir... can I have another?"|
|Add bartender to the resumé.|
|Where's Bobby Cuza to report on Cuzme and Bobby?|
|The mug doesn't stay full for long.|
|On offer in the tasting room.|