In a move as pleasant and surprising as the Ben Folds Five reunion concert, Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garret Oliver has announced that he and his team are cooking up something special for New York Comic Con.
Last year at NYCC some of my favorite memories were spent over a pint with people up until then I had only known online. This year you can do the same and better yet you can do it with a beer brewed especially for the occasion. The Defender is be a hoppy amber IPA available for a limited time on draft only, and will featured in taprooms around the convention center (I really enjoyed Pony Bar, for what’s it worth). The beer has a custom logo by Milton Glaser and the eponymous superhero is drawn by Tony Millionaire.
I’ve written before about the parallels between craft brewing and comics, but never did I expect those parallels line to cross; let us hope the trend continues. Will the brew be present at the iFanboy party? Only time will tell. And if you are fortunate enough (and old enough) to get your hands on a pint, let us know how it went down in the comments!