Twenty-five local New York beer brewers attempted to go for the gold April 28 in the semi-annual Brooklyn Wort taste test competition, sponsored by Brooklyn Homebrew and Ditmas Park pub Sycamore. The winner: Douglas Flamm, a rare-book seller from Brooklyn Heights.
Judges, comprising a panel of specialists from such lauded drink tanks as Brooklyn Brewery and Bierkraft, rewarded his “Moyster” stout with 2012’s top prize of $800. The brew’s magical mystery ingredient is, uh, a half dozen oysters, shells and all. Flamm came in third-place last summer, according to The Brooklyn Paper. He describes his concoction as having “definite roast notes from toasted barley. It’s got a little bit of bitter chocolate flavors and a nice mineral finish.”
This year’s Brooklyn Wort (named for the sugary liquid that becomes alcohol after fermentation) began with a preliminary taste test of 125 local beers, which were whittled to the top 25 for the competition.
(Photo by Stefano Giovannini/The Brooklyn Paper)