Local breweries are known for their creative nature and for capturing the feel and aesthetic of their communities through beer. And being that Long Island is known for its summers, it’s …
Local breweries are known for their cre- ative nature and for capturing the feel and aesthetic of their communities through beer. And being that Long Island is known for its summers, it’s no surprise that these local breweries are stocked up on summer-perfect beers to keep you refreshed. Here’s some of our picks.
There are a few different options when picking out your summer beer. For a classic, refreshing, and easily drinkable choice, go with the Orange Sun. This witbier has strong notes of orange and coriander with minimal bitterness. For something universal, go with the Patchogue Pilz. This German-style pilsner has notes of lemon, lemon zest and pepper, coming out of the Santiam hops. Pilsners by their nature are light and refreshing, with subtle flavors that make each one different. And for those who want something with some bite to it, the Beowulf IPA is an English IPA with a strong bitterness up front, but still well balanced through the malt used. You’ll get some floral and herbal notes from the local hops, some fruit esters, and the house English yeast.
For more information or to order, visit www.brickhousebrewery.com.
One of Blue Point’s latest creations built for summer is Imperial Sunshine. This blonde ale packs a punch of orange flavor reminiscent of orange Tic Tacs, but drinks like a glass of orange juice. Be careful— that easy drinkability combined with 9.6 percent ABV could get you in trouble. For something lighter, Blue Point’s classic Summer Ale is a favorite, with a lot of wheat added for a different flavor and mouthfeel. You could also go with the longtime favorite Shore Thing, a light lager built for “anytime, anywhere.” To do some good while drinking something good, Blue Point is offering their Drink the Bay Clean lager, where a portion of proceeds benefit Save the Great South Bay. This lager is crisp and flavorful, with a good balance that makes it interesting, yet laid back—perfect for summer.
For more information or to order, visit www.bluepointbrewing.com.