Not long ago, Brooklyn was supposedly “Crooklyn”, a strange land where people spoke in tongues, cabs feared to tread, and you couldn’t get a decent piece of cheese. And BAM, the grandly-titled Brooklyn Academy of Music, seemed to stand as a silent sentinel, a remnant of a glorious past few seemed to remember.
BAMBoozle features a large addition of wildflower honey from the New York family apiary Tremblay Farms – they pick up the honey from Alan Tremblay at the Greenmarket. Blended with golden malts, it is fermented to a dry complexity by a Belgian yeast strain, and then re-fermented in the bottle like Champagne. When the cork pops, you see shimmering effer vescence, a beautifully floral, honeyed nose, and a fresh light zing on the palate that belies its underlying strength. You can enjoy it now, but it will also age very nicely.