BROOKLYN SPECIAL EFFECTS ALCOHOL FREE HOPPY LAGER. In movies, special effects make you think you’re seeing the unbelievable. In Brooklyn Special Effects, we’re making you taste something incredible: a delicious alcohol-free beer. Brooklyn Special Effects is a hoppy lager with an unexpected piney aroma and pleasantly bitter finish. The beer gets its golden, bready sweetness from dry-hopping with Citra and Amarillo hops– a technique rarely used in alcohol-free brewing. We use a specially developed fermentation method that limits the amount of alcohol that is created, while allowing more traditional beer flavors to develop. It tastes just like a regular beer, but therein lies the special effect: it’s not.