International Great Beer Expo


I received an email this Tuesday with the subject line Rake Leaves or Taste Beer This Saturday?, and it left me contemplating how I would rather want to spend that upcoming weekend afternoon (you know, since I am quite the introspective little blogger).

Let’s weigh the two options:

Leaves: low back/right shoulder pain, tutorials from father on efficient raking techniques, discovery of dog’s fecal matter spread across my sneaker like brown cream cheese.

Beer: tasting samples from more than 20 countries/70 breweries/100 beers, German-inspired food in beer garden setting, program seminars, raffles, etc.


I think it’s obvious what route I shall be taking come Saturday afternoon.

(Note: If you’re still having trouble with what my choice is, even after the biased descriptions provided above, I’ll just tell you. It’s option B. That’s right, I have chosen to taste beer, not rake leaves, this Saturday.)

The “taste beer” portion of the email was in reference to the second annual Long Island International Great Beer Expo, which plans to showcase breweries from all over the world, including Germany, Japan, Thailand, Poland, and of course, our very own home of Lawn Guyland. It will be held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum this Saturday (obviously), and be divided into two separate sessions:

Session I: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm (doors open at 12:00 pm)
Session II: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm)

More information on the expo, which has also hits Cuddebackville, NY and Philadelphia, PA this year, can be found at

Come find me and say hi.

In other …Beer Adventure, Yes!! News, I traveled to The Lark Pub & Grub in East Northport with some friends last weekend, so expect a recap of the evening shortly.

Until then, don’t wait for me to finish this entry with a cliché farewell, or signature goodbye, because there will be none of that here.


Now go.


niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.