SAMPLE BEERS AT TØRST IN BROOKLYN
With its understated and Scandinavian-inspired decor – white marble, long mirrors and panels of herringbone woodwork for texture – Brooklyn’s Tørst certainly exudes style. But at this bar, substance comes first. Identical, unmarked taps pour a rotating array of rare and cra beers: heavy on the sours, with a deep bench of IPAs, lagers and high-ABV stouts from local favorites such as Grimm, Other Half and Suarez Family Brewery. “We oen print new menus twice in one day to make sure they’re up to date,” says beverage manager Mike Amidei, as he slides a fresh one across the bar. The food here, such as aged country ham and the house-made stracciatella cheese served with local sourdough bread, is designed to complement whatever is on tap. It all serves to keep a laser focus on the most important thing in this establishment: beer. That’s just how the patrons – and the knowledgeable, laid-back bartenders, who are generous with sample sips when they’re not rushed o their feet – like it.
>> Beer from $4; torstnyc.com