Serpent by Brooklyn Brewery in New York, United States

About Serpent by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Brewery and Thornbridge Brewery have been pals for many years. Serpent is the first beer of its kind, and one of the coolest things either brewery has ever done. The brewers all went to Oliver’s Cider & Perry in Herefordshire seeking their lees, the natural wild yeasts that ferment their apples into great traditional ciders. Brooklyn Brewery brewed a robust Belgian-inspired golden ale, based on Brooklyn Local 1, at Thornbridge, added the lees in ex-bourbon barrels, aged the beer for more than a year, and bottle-conditioned it. Now Serpent emerges strong, dry, tart, firm, fine and funky, a full expression of our long friendship, the best of British craft brewing, the American penchant for boldness, and the microflora of Tom Oliver's orchard and the Herefordshire countryside.


Once an intimidating stretch of old warehouses and rough streets, Brooklyn's Northside has grown around the Brooklyn Brewery to become a cultural destination. Book Small Batch Tours and find out when to visit us on the weekends below, and check out our Events page for a complete list of public events in our Tasting Room.

Brooklyn Brewery makes Serpent Belgian Pale Ale