Brooklyn Brewery Announces New York Comic Con's Official Beer

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ReedPOP, who run the New York Comic Con, announced jointly with The Brooklyn Brewery today The Brooklyn Defender, an exclusive American Black Ale specifically created for this year’s New York Comic Con.

The beer will be introduced at a special party on September 21 and then make its way to select bars and restaurants. New York Comic Con takes place October 10-13 at the Javits Center.

“New York Comic Con is a celebration of all things pop culture and what better way to celebrate than with a beer. The Brooklyn Brewery has created a true gift for fans and has lined up some events and partnerships that will bring the magic of NYCC all throughout the city,” said Lance Fensterman, global vice president ReedPOP.

Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery said, “As a New York City native who grew up on 70s comics and later edited a science fiction magazine, getting to make the Brooklyn Defender for New York Comic Con is a massive honor for my inner geek.”

RELEASE PARTY, September, 21 – 8:30 PM-midnight at Brooklyn Brewery (79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249) Open bar, giveaways of ten (10) 3-Day Tickets to New York Comic Con, swag & special guests. RSVP through NYCC.


PINT NIGHTS – Take home a limited edition ‘Brooklyn Defender’ pint glass with order of the beer (while supplies last). Giveaways of four (4) 3-Day Tickets to New York Comic Con at each event. September 24 – Barcade Brooklyn (388 Union Ave, Brooklyn NY 11211), 5pm September 26 – Pony Bar UES (1444 1st Ave. at 75th St, New York, NY 10036), 7pm October 1 – Pine Box Rock Shop (12 Grattan St, Brooklyn, NY 11206), 8pm October 3 – Flying Pig (70-28 Austin St, Forest Hills NY, 11375), 7pm October 7 – Owl Farm (297 9th St Brooklyn, NY 11215), 7pm October 10 – Beer Culture (328 W 45th St New York, 10036), 7pm


NEW YORK COMIC CON SPECIALS, October 11 and 12 Pony Bar West (637 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036) –Take home a limited edition Brooklyn Defender pint glass with order of the beer (while supplies last).

Beer Authority (300 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018) – Happy Hour 11-7, $14.95. After 7:00 PM, $19.95. ‘Brooklyn Defender’ and burger with bacon, onion rings, pepper jack cheese and BBQ sauce. Purchase of the combo comes with a limited edition Brooklyn Defender commemorative pint glass (while supplies last).

NY Beer Company – The New York Comic Con Combo (321 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036) Chef's special Chipotle Black Bean Burger and 16oz pint of ‘Brooklyn Defender’ for only $15. Purchase of the combo comes complete with a limited edition ‘Brooklyn Defender’ commemorative pint glass (while supplies last).