Although a new map by a hangover medicine company would have you believe New York is Blue Moon country when it comes to favorite beers, folks in this region know better. With home-grown breweries from Brooklyn to Greenport, it’s our local suds that fill our frosty glasses.
Just this week, three regional breweries won awards at the Great American Beer Festival in Colorado. Great South Bay Brewery in Bay Shore picked up a bronze medal for its 2013 Splashing Pumpkin Beer, Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue) scored bronze for its 2013 RastafaRye Beer and Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Brewery took home a bronze for its 2013 Brooklyner WeisseBeer.
So we have to ask: When it comes to the local beer, do you have a favorite? We’d like to know.
Are you still in fall-beer mode, delighted by spicy pumpkin ales, or is IPA your year-long favorite? Is Sixpoint your go-to, or is Port Jeff Brewing what fills your growler?
Visit Long Beach's Drink Local blog here and click on the open text box under the heading to create a post.
Or, from the homepage, follow these steps:
Sign in to your Patch. (Click “Join” if you don’t have an account yet.)
Click the "Blogs" tab, near the top of the homepage and then locate the Drink Local blog in the left-hand column. Click on it.
Click in the box that says, “Write a new post” and then click on “Article” at the top.
Give your post a headline, enter the body of the story and upload your photos.
Click “Post now.”