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Small Batch Black Ops

blog | 11/8/2019

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We’re excited to share a new partnership between Brooklyn Brewery and Four Roses. This relationship began with long time friendship between Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, and Four Roses COO and Director of Operations Ryan Ashley. This vintage of Black Ops was aged in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon barrels selected by Master Distiller Brent Elliott. Black Ops rested in these barrels for months, emerging with vanilla-forward oak notes, a hint of mellow Bourbon character, and a smooth, regal finish.


Brooklyn Black Ops is a legend and this 2019 iteration is a robust stout. It was originally concocted by the Brooklyn brewing team and hidden from everyone else at the brewery. This Black Ops is aged for months in Four Roses Small Batch Bourbon barrels and re-fermented with Champagne yeast. The beer raises a rich, fluffy dark brown head, and combines big chocolate and coffee notes with a rich underpinning of vanilla-like oak. Is Black Ops real? We can’t say. But we think you’ll love it.


Brooklyn Brewery celebrated the release of this special beer on Monday, November 4 and it’s now rolling out to retailers. It’s available in limited quantities wherever Brooklyn Brewery is available. Keep an eye on our social feeds for updates.



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