Blind Bat Brews

Blind Bat Brewery ( has sent out an update on their upcoming schedule, which includes the brewing of a new beer (Old Walt Smoked Wit) in September, and the release of two others (Beached Blonde, Hellsmoke Porter) in bars and stores later this month.

You can catch Blind Bat Brewery owner Paul Dlugokencky pouring three of his Centerport-based brews (Vlad the Inhaler joins the Blonde and Porter) at the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine this Saturday. A limited amount of tickets are still available.

Here is the full update from BBB:

Greetings, All,

Finally got the new three-barrel system up and running in July, the maiden brew was my Beached Blonde. I’ll be pouring three beers this Saturday, August 14th, at the North Fork Craft Beer Festival (

* Beached Blonde
A Belgian-inspired summer beer, mostly Pilsner malt with a bit of wheat, plus Munich and Caramel Pils malts. Saaz hops plus late-kettle additions of coriander and cardomom, fermented with a Belgian ale yeast.

* Hellsmoke Porter
My robust porter, brewed with a portion of the base English Pale Ale malt grains smoked over a combination of apple and alder wood at the brewery.

* Vlad the Inhaler
Another round of a work in progress, where I’m trying to revive an extinct Polish style of wheat beer. This is all wheat, no barley, and all of the wheat is smoked over oak at the brewery.

The first two above-mentioned beers will also be heading out to stores and bars later this month, I’ll be sending out word of where and when. I’ll also be updating the “where to find” page on

I don’t have label approval yet from the Feds for Vlad, so that can’t be offered up other than as a festival tasting. I’ll be getting more of that brewed and out as soon as I can.

The next beer to be brewed for September release will be my Old Walt Smoked Wit, another Belgian-inspired ale. This one has a small portion of wheat smoked over mesquite. I didn’t set out to be brewing a number of smoked beers, a gravitational pull towards exploring various woods and smokes got me here. There are a few other beers in test phases that don’t have any smoke, but I will be brewing up the Hellsmoke Porter on a regular basis.

Back to this Saturday: There are a limited number of tickets available for the festival, which is held at the Martha Clara Vineyards (at the corner of Sound Avenue and Herricks Lane in Jamesport). All of Long Island’s craft breweries will be there, along with some terrific homebrew from the members of the Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts and Brewers East End Revival.



Paul Dlugokencky
The Blind Bat Brewery LLC

For those of you further interested in Blind Bat’s product news and release schedules, I suggest signing up for the newsletter on their official site. If you’re attending the North Fork festival, be sure to stop by their table and try a sample. Well worth seeking out.

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.