Select beers from Brooklyn Brewery will be available on draft and in packages starting Feb. 4. Memphis will be getting the Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Brown Ale, Brooklyn East India Pale Ale and Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, said Austin Sawyer, import, craft and specialty brand manager for Budweiser of Memphis.
“We’ve been pursuing them for awhile now,” Sawyer said. “We’re pretty excited.”
The beers will be found in restaurants and craft beer bars, liquor stores (high-gravity beers) and grocery stores (low-gravity beers).
Sawyer said there will Brooklyn Brewery tastings and kick-off parties in February to celebrate the release, with representatives of Brooklyn Brewery coming to Memphis.
Earlier this year, Brooklyn Brewery ranked No. 13 on the Brewers Association’s annual list of Top 50 Craft Brewing Companies in the United States, based on 2011 beer sales volume.