Long Island Breweries Band Together for ‘Craft Cares’ Collaboration Beer

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Brewers from 19 of Long Island’s craft breweries joined forces Tuesday at Fire Island Beer Co. in Bay Shore to brew a special beer for charity. The collaboration beer, Craft Cares, was brewed for the “Can for a Can” food drive held during the annual Long Island Craft Beer Week, running this year from May 11 to 20. Beer lovers will be able to exchange a can of food for a can of Craft Cares at breweries and select beer bars to benefit Long Island Cares/The Harry Chapin Food Bank, which serves the hungry and those with food insecurity on Long Island.Dan Moss of Fire Island Beer“Craft Cares is a great way for Long Island’s craft brewers to give back to the community while celebrating the camaraderie of local brewers from Nassau and Suffolk and strengthening the partnership between the breweries and the establishments that sell Long Island craft beer,” said Dave Schultzer of Bellport Cold Beer and Soda and one of the organizers of Long Island Craft Beer Week.Last year’s “Can for a Can” food raised more than 3,400 pounds of food. The recipe for this year’s collaboration beer was called an ‘Intercoastal IPA’ by Paul Komsic, head brewer at BrickHouse Brewery in Patchogue. “We wanted to bring together influences from all across the U.S. and in Europe, so the recipe includes yeasts from both California and England,” said Dan Moss, head brewer at Fire Island Beer Co. “The malt was donated by Country Malt Group and includes a percentage of malts from New York State to meet the New York farm brewery standards“All of the hops were donated by Long Island hop farms, including Condzella Farms in Wading River, Route 27 Hop Yard in Moriches and L.I. Hops in Riverhead,” he added.In addition, the canning of the beer will be donated by The Malt Man mobile canning services and labels by DWS Printing in Deer Park.   More info on Long Island Craft Beer Week will soon be available at www.licbw.us.The participating Long Island breweries involved in brewing 2018 Craft Cares are:1940’s Brewing Co., HolbrookBarnshed Brewing, HicksvilleBarrage Brewing, FarmingdaleBrewers Collective, Bay ShoreBrickHouse Brewery, PatchogueDestination Unknown Brewing Co., Bay ShoreFire Island Beer Co., Bay ShoreGreat South Bay Brewery,  Bay ShoreGreenport Harbor Brewing Co.,  GreenportLithology Brewing, FarmingdaleLong Ireland Beer Co.,  RiverheadPort Jeff Brewing Co.,  Port JeffersonMontauk Brewing Co.,  MontaukMoustache Brewing Co., RiverheadNorth Fork Brewing, RiverheadOyster Bay Brewing, Oyster BaySaint James Brewery, HolbrookSand City Brewing Co.,  NorthportSpider Bite Brewing Co.,  HolbrookBernie Kilkelly is the editor and publisher of LIBeerGuide.comlast_img

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