New York's Top Brewers Collaborate on Limited-Edition Beer

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SAVOR: "An American Craft Beer and Food Experience" featured collaboration beer from New York's top breweries

(Left to Right) Garret Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery; Mike McManus, Brewery Ommegang; Rich Michaels, Saranac

If you were to combine the mystery of New York’s craft beer breweries, and 2,500 beer bottles, you would end up with New York Limited, a craft beer to be the exclusive exit gift for attendees of SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience.

The head brewers from Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y., Saranac Brewery in Utica, and Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, met on May 20th in Brooklyn Brewery’s facility to create a collaboration craft beer, which showcases the taste and creativity New York’s community of independent craft brewers has to offer.

(L-R: Garret Oliver, brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery; Rich Michaels, product development manager, Saranac; Mike McManus, innovation manager, Brewery Ommegang; image courtesy of SAVOR)

According to the SAVOR event’s site, the three brewers described the beer as “a strong white lager—a wheat beer with spicing” and using as many New York State ingredients, “including honey, multiple spices including lemon verbena, and New York state hops.” Sounds like it really is the beer “perfect for a warm June day in Manhattan.”

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So how do you get your hands on a bottle? SAVOR, now in its sixth year, is in Manhattan for the first time after five consecutive years in Washington, D.C. The New York Limited Beer will exclusively be available on June 14th and 15th to attendees. The brewers only made 25 barrels, so if you attend SAVOR, better think fast and grab a bottle before they run out.