Homebrewer’s beer mustard wins gold

A Connecticut man uses his homebrewed beer in a mustard he won gold with at the 2006 World-Wide Mustard Competition.

His name is Porter, but for Bumpy Beer Mustard he used a homebrewed brown ale.

From the News-Times in Danbury:

(Michael) Porter’s Bumpy Beer Mustard took first place in the mustard with spirits category at the 2006 World-Wide Mustard Competition. The contest, sponsored by the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum in Wisconsin and the Napa Valley Mustard Festival, drew entries from 19 American states and four countries.

Second place went to a vodka-infused mustard made by Stolichnaya, the Russian vodka company, and third place went to microbrewery Sierra Nevada’s Stout and Stoneground Mustard.

Porter won the gold because the mustard didn’t hide the beer, said Barry Levenson, founder of the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum. “A lot of beer mustards have beer on the label, but it’s difficult to get a very distinguishable beer or spirit flavor,” Levenson said. “Beer is a great ingredient for making mustard but often masked in final product.”