Truth, justice and hops.

What makes a hero? Bravery, nobility, self-sacrifice? No, don’t be stupid. The answer is a high BAC and an awesome glowing staff with the Brooklyn Brewery logo on it. And while we’ve been filling the void of true heroism with the likes of Spiderman, The Green Lantern and Power Girl, we can finally rest easy because Brooklyn Brewery has designed that true hero, The Defender. Oh and a new beer too, can’t forget the beer, that you can drink for free at Brooklyn Brewery next week in honor of Comic Con.

Brewed up in honor of the annual comics convention, The Defender is a draft-only hoppy amber IPA that can only be found for a limited time. Fortunately for us all, there’s a kick-off event at The Defender’s home dimensionBrewhalla The Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room, on Sept. 25 from 7:30 to 10:30. Because The Defender is a benevolent god, the event is FREE, open to the public, has an open bar and costumes are encouraged. The event will be in the Brewery’s tasting room from 7:30-10:30pm.

The beer was created by Brooklyn Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, the logo by vintage DC Comics logo designer Milton Glaser, and the hero himself by illustrator Tony Millionaire.

Just make sure you RSVP, because superheroes don’t really care for unannounced visitors. Be sure to read up on The Defender’s bio too, it has all sorts of New Gods craziness that would make Jack Kirby smile.

If you don’t make it into the event, you can stil try the Defender at these Brooklyn bars while supplies last:

+ Barcade+ Mugs Ale House
+ Kent Ale House
+ Pine Box Rock Shop
+ The Diamond
+ Sunswick
+ Nitehawk Cinema

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