Sections

Brooklyn Wort 2012 champion Douglas Flamm

Cheers! This man brews Brooklyn’s best homemade beer

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

The war of the worts has been won by a rare-book seller from Brooklyn Heights who brews his beer with oysters.

Douglas Flamm, who was highlighted as a favorite by The Brooklyn Paper in the days before the Brooklyn Wort home brewing competition, showed the world that a good stout, much like a rare book, is hard to find when he took first place in the April 28 contest.

Judges rewarded his “Moyster” stout — brewed with half a dozen oysters, shells and all — with the top prize at the twice-yearly event, which has become the proving ground for amateur brewers across the city.

Some Brooklyn Wort winners move on to established larger-scale breweries after winning the crown, but Flamm, who snagged third place in last summer’s Brooklyn Wort, would not say if he plans to quit peddling old copies of the “Tropic of Cancer” for a chance at foamy greatness.

“It was a lot of fun,” said a still breathless Flamm. “You always go into something like this hoping for the best, but it was a great surprise and nice to be so well received!”

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reader Feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.