And so it officially begins (for us it began Wednesday with Montauk but we like to extend ourselves a bit too much). Craft beer week here on Long Island (and Queens) runs from May 13th through Sunday the 22nd, and through the week we will be featuring half Suffolk and half Nassau, Queens, and Brooklyn brews. And what better way to really kick things off AND introduce people to a new brewery than have an event with Garvies Point Brewery! If you’ve been to some Nassau or City bars you probably have seen these guys, and we are super pumped to have them Friday, May 13th at 7pm. Come get some swag, hang with the guys, and drink amazing local beers! It’s a great way to celebrate so much of what this great Island has to offer!
Join us for an evening of East End craft beer tastings, music, and hors d’oeuvres from our very own Bistro 72.
Admission includes unlimited tasting and appetizers accompanied by the sounds of local band Miles to Dayton. A complimentary souvenir tasting glass is yours to take home. Tickets are $55 + tax.
Local Breweries include:
Southampton Publick House
Twin Fork Beer Co
Montauk Brewing Company
Port Jefferson Brewing Company
Crooked Ladder Brewing Company
Long Ireland Beer Company
Other local partners include:
Murphs Bloody Mary
Brew Crew Cycles
That Guy Media
Special packages available for booking at Hotel Indigo Long Island East End. Call for details: 631.369.2200 ext. 0.
What is Bay Fest? We’re glad you asked!
Not only is Bay Fest a marquee event for the annual Long Island Craft Beer Week, it is a celebration of Long Island craft beer, the people who brew it and the community that surrounds it.
Since we began making beer nearly SIX years ago at Great South Bay Brewery, it’s been a dream of ours to host an annual festival at our brewery that brings together the close knit family of local brewers both professional and amateur for a day of great beers with great friends. Last year’s event was such a success we’ve brought it back and it will be better then ever!
It’s safe to say that we all got into this business for the love of beer, and nothing brings out the true meaning of craft beer then sharing it with others. With that being said, we want to invite you, the craft beer drinker, to join us for our third annual Bay Fest on May 14, 2016 at Great South Bay Brewery in Bay Shore to share this day with us.
In addition to the incredible beers being served there will also be great food provided by a local restaurant, local vendors, games, and much, much more.
We hope to see you at the brewery on May 14th!
Designated Driver: $20
General Admission Session:
Designated Driver: $20
Originating in the West Coast, Beer and Yoga has swept all over the country! Enjoy an hour long modern-feel yoga class with no pressure, no super hard moves, and celebrate after with a pint! There will be music, yoga, merriment, and you’ll even learn a little about life balance and beer from Sophia of NY Foodgasm.
A Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, and Pediococcus Experience!
At least Ten Tart Treats on Tap! Featuring:
Cantillon Classic Gueuze
Hill Farmstead Dorothy
Transmitter SX1 “Brettastic” Mahogony Saison
Bear Republic Barrel Aged Grizz Oud Bruin
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Duchesse de Bourgogne Flanders Red
BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2014 Bière de Garde
Dr. Fritz Briem “1809” Berliner Weiss
Almanac Valley of the Heart’s Delight American Wild w/apricot
Logsdon Seizoen Bretta
Port Jeff Tarantula Sour Stout
Spider Bite Gose
Rocky Point Artisan Brewers Scylla Dark Farmhouse Blend
Ciao Baby Tasting Social OK, this is the big one! We are back for our 2nd annual #LICBW16 LI Craft Beer Week Social. We have 10 breweries confirmed and waiting on a bunch more! As always, an unlimited beer-tasting event on all 24 tap beer—each brewery will have one featured beer on tap and will be here set up with additional samples, scotch & bourbon tastings, wine tastings, tequila tastings, passed appetizers, and unlimited dinner buffet. Setting up another rare beer raffle, and we have some regional breweries attending also, ’cause why not? Waiting on confirmation for more breweries….$45 pp & $15 for designated drivers.
This year’s Craft Cares will be a big juicy Vermont style IPA. The #LongIslandCares Can for a Can program will run throughout #LICBW16 Long Island Craft Beer Week while supplies last. Pick up your can starting Friday, May 13th. Here’s an up-to-date list of locations.
We are excited to announce our collaboration with Crooked Ladder Brewing Company of Riverhead for our Cooking with Crooked dinner on Tuesday, May 17th. Chef James of Bistro 72 has created a three-course menu complete with a beer pairing journey. Nate Payne from Crooked Ladder will be on-site alongside Chef James to give detailed descriptions of each featured beer and how we use them in our cuisine.
Each course of the meal comes with a full pint of the pairing selection, and in some cases the beers are used in the recipes themselves. The meal begins with our signature Lobster Bisque, garnished with butter-poached cold water Maine lobster and paired with Crooked Ladder’s German Kolsch. The Kolsch is a straw-colored ale whose touch of malt and light hop characteristics make it a great starter beer and a flavor that brings out the rich texture of the lobster.
The main course offers guests two entree options whose recipes both include Crooked Ladder’s Ponquogue Porter. The porter, used to braise the lamb shank, gives it a rustic and rich taste as the dark beer is reduced with heat and left behind to keep the lamb juicy. As the alternative, the Mojo-Marinated Chicken is placed upon a bed of polenta enhanced by the dark malt and coffee flavors of the porter.
For dessert, we’re putting a whole new spin on beer. Crooked Ladder’s Oatmeal Cream Stout maintains its delicious characteristics by being kept cold. We add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a pint of the oatmeal stout and Voila! This delectable dessert will having you screaming for more.
Cooking with Crooked, our beer pairing dinner with Crooked Ladder Brewing Co., is during Long Island Craft Beer Week. Make your reservations today by calling 631.369.3325.