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Beer sellers: Bierkraft, Brooklyn, New York City

First published in Beers of the World, February 2009

Bierkraft: Sometime in New York City…

“Gourmet Grocery and Beer Emporium” reads the strapline atop Bierkraft, one of several specialist shops that cluster in Brooklyn’s leafy Park Slope neighbourhood, and the beer emporium of your imagination may very well look something like this. The well-stocked […]

Victory Prima Pils

Beer sellers: Bierkraft

ABV: 5.3% Origin: Downington, Pennsylvania, USA Website:

Victory Prima Pils

Victory founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet are two old school friends that became home brewers and later moved into brewing professionally at pioneer craft brewers like the Baltimore Brewing Company and Old Dominion. Both trained in Germany — Ron […]

Keegan Mother’s Milk

Beer sellers: Bierkraft

ABV: 6% (not officially declared) Origin: Kingston, New York, USA Website:

Keegan Mother's Milk

Located in a building from the early 1800s in the former capital of New York state, the Keegan Ales plant previously enjoyed a life as the Woodstock brewery. This closed in 2001 and was simply abandoned […]

Southern Tier hoppe imperial extra pale ale

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version appeared on facebook, January 2009. Beer sellers: Bierkraft

ABV: 10% Origin: Lakewood, New York, USA Website:

Southern Tier hoppe extra pale ale

‘Southern Tier’ is the informal geographical term for the southwest counties of New York state, and was also the name chosen by Phineas DeMink […]

Southampton Cuvée des fleurs

Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version was published on facebook January 2009. Beer sellers: Bierkraft

ABV: 7.7% Origin: Southampton, New York, USA Website:

Southampton Cuvée des Fleurs

The Southampton Publick House, Don and Charlie Sullivan’s acclaimed brewpub in the town of the same name at the eastern end of Long Island, has […]

Allagash Victoria Ale

Top tastings 2008. A shorter version was first published on facebook January 2009. Beer sellers: Bierkraft

ABV: 9% Origin: Portland, Maine, USA Website:

Allagash Victoria Ale

Victoria is a very special golden ale brewed with Chardonnay grapes, part of the brewery’s “tribute” series, with $1 from each bottle going towards restoration of […]