The Official Beer of
New York Comic Con
In partnership with Brooklyn Brewery, New York Comic Con is proud to reveal the new Brooklyn Defender for 2016. She is the fifth superhero to join the esteemed lineage of Defenders past. As of August 1, the new package design will be available in in 27 states across the US and for the first time internationally in France, Spain and Korea.
The Brooklyn Defender brew is a bright, juicy, West Coast-style IPA that takes on a reddish twist from a dash of roasted malt. Bold, fruity, hop bitterness and an intensely resinous nose lead the way into a dry finish that blazes the trail for your next sip.
Reimagined by Brooklyn comic artist Jamal Igle (Molly Danger, Supergirl, Firestorm), the 2016 Defender is a bold new hero from DUMBO who rockets through the skies and scours the alleys to defend against the forces of blandness everywhere. Clad in a homemade high-tech armor suit, her constant vigilance and technological brilliance protects brewers, creators and beer drinkers.
“My take on the Brooklyn Defender is that the hero represents today’s DUMBO – high tech and can save many from bland nights by soaring through the skies,” explains Jamal Igle. “Not only does she outsmart her enemies, but she also utilizes her athleticism and artistic abilities to defend against tasteless beer and those who stand behind her.”
The 2016 Defender debuted at the Official Launch Party on August 17 at the Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room.