Brooklyn Beer Experiment. Competitions are all good and nice, but center it on booze and you have me hook, line, and sinker. And thankfully I bought my ticket just in time because this was a sold out event! I apologize in advance for my blurry pictures, I headed for the bar upon walking in-those four were the complimentary beer choices.
Bez and I tried to eat the entrees, but a good number were meat-based and she's a vegetarian. I tended to focus on the desserts and the brews.
Grub Street's hoping it's the former. Though all were very good, my personal favorite was the beer puff with strawberry rhubarb sauce-it's the season for strawberries and rhubarb, I'm feeling the love.
After all of that, Bez and I took pictures in the photo booth and chilled out in the front room for a while. Returning just in time to find out all the winners. By this point, I had been drinking, so some of these numbers and names might be wrong, but I think I'm good, but then again, well, you know.
3rd place: Beerboiled P-nuts
2nd place: Stout Bread & Curry Chicken Salad
1st place: Sticky Toffee Pudding (this was very good, Bez had three helpings.)
3rd place: Pocketful of Sunshine (#E)
2nd place: Golden Pale Ale (#H)
1st place: Squirrel IPA-not the real name, but they had squirrel figurines(#I)
3rd place: Righteous Burn (#7)
2nd place: Black & Tan Bread Pudding with Boozy Whipped Cream (#21)
1st place: Brooklyn Braised
3rd place: Golden Pale Ale
2nd place: Greyhound Wheat (#F)
1st place: Airmail (#C) - They got a lot of beer, including some experimental, not available for the public Brooklyn Brewery beers.
Special Awards I'm not really sure of now:
#19 - Beeramisu
#14 - Bleecker Beer Bites
Nick and Theo say that this isn't all, after summer they're planning at least two separate events, one involving cheese, and the other Chinese takeout. For more of my photos however wacky they may be, click here. Please visit the main website of these shenanigans, thebrooklynbeerexperiment.blogspot.com and join their mailing list!