BrickHouse Creates Jack & Charlie’s Ale for Bar ’21’, On Tap Preview (06/25)


BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant, a Patchogue-based brewpub established in 1996, has created Jack & Charlie’s Ale, a custom-designed, house-only beer for Bar ’21’, located within New York’s 21 Club. Released on June 1, the amber-hued, citrus-hinted ale, which possesses 5.5% ABV, celebrates Jack Kriendler and Charlie Berns, who opened 21 Club in 1929.

“Bar ’21’ was looking for a brewery, but everyone they contacted was either too large, or did not distribute in New York,” said Charles Noll, brewmaster of BrickHouse Brewery, on the genesis of Jack & Charlie’s Ale. “I brought in several beers for a tasting, and from that feedback, I designed the recipe. We were able to accommodate the small order, and bring it directly to them.”



Jack & Charlie’s Ale, currently available at both establishments (“We are serving it at BrickHouse, also, since they can’t take the entire batch at once,” said Noll), is one of three beers selected for BrickHouse Brewery & Restaurant’s Bar ’21’ On Tap event on June 25 (6:00PM-8:00PM). Each beer within the trio, which also includes Anarchy Ale and Quaker’s Mark, will be paired with two appetizers.


Maine Lobster Cones, Dill, Lemon Crème Fraîche/Black Grouper Ceviche, Jalapeño, Red Onion, Corn
:: Jack & Charlie’s Ale ::

Mini Pretzels, Warm Vermont Cheddar, Toasted Caraway Sauce/Cured Berkshire Pork Cheek, Olive Tapenade, Toasted Country Bread
:: Anarchy Ale ::

Grilled Lamb Chop, Black Pepper, Mint Yogurt Sauce/Sliced Beef, Grilled Onions, Manchego, Whole Grain Toast
:: Quaker’s Mark ::


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Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.