GSBB Official Launch Party

Over the last year, Rick Sobotka’s Great South Bay Brewery (GSBB) has been accessible to the general public only from behind festival sample booths and makeshift pouring stations, where they’ve generated buzz at local events like Long Island’s North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival, and garnered awards at not-so-local events like Hunter’s TAP New York (where Bay’s Massive IPA secured the Bronze in the “Best Craft Beer” category).

Now, with the recent obtainment of their New York State Brewer License, Rick and GSBB are ready to go official—and they would like to invite you to help celebrate.

T.J. Finley’s is the location. 9/11 is the date. 8:00PM is the start time. Be the first to welcome GSBB to the universe.image

The launch party also marks the debut of GSBB’s newest brew (and first seasonal), Splashing Pumpkin Ale, pictured to the right. Here is a description of Splashing Pumpkin from Rick:

“A Brewer’s delight and original GSB recipe made from Pumpkin Pies we baked ourselves, 2-Row Pale Malt, Cascade Hops, Cinnamon, Clove and Halloween Magic. We baked the pies ourselves and roasted Pumpkin for the Mash…we will add a few
pumpkin spices to the boil and ferment for 2 weeks.”

Sounds delish.

Super Neat Beer Adventure, Yes!! will be in attendance for the official debut of GSBB and their five brews, dabbling in mediums of photograph, film, and intense alcohol consumption. Make sure to permanent marker your calendar on Saturday, 9/11 as “GSBB 4 REAL!,” or something corny like that. Don’t miss 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.