Long Island in Brooklyn

According to dudes who study maps, Long Island is comprised of four counties: Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk. Two of these counties?Kings (another name for Brooklyn) and Queens?are also boroughs of New York City.

Interruption and subsequent question-phrasing by none other than the writer of above statement: so wait?are Brooklyn and Queens part of Long Island and New York City?


Sort of.

Though Brooklyn and Queens are Long Island GEOGRAPHICALLY, both are generally accepted as New York City and separate uniworlds from Nassau and Suffolk Counties. I’m not sure why, though. If you’re that curious, try searching Wikipedia or some other uncredited-submission, online information database; this is a beer blog.

Anyway, the purpose of that geography lesson is to assure my loyal readers that I always keep an eyeball out for the presence of our Island when not on our Island?even if on our Island, but not really on our Island.

Especially with beer.

For example, while galavanting around Greenpoint, Brooklyn last weekend (thrift purchases included a three dollar sailing tie and a weathered anatomy manual focusing solely on the thoracic cavity), I consumed two Long Island craft drafts?on the same avenue, no less.

1) Blue Point Toxic Sludge at Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY; (347) 529 – 6133; http://www.brouwerijlane.com/):


2) Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Black Duck Porter at Paulie Gee’s (60 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY; (347) 987 – 3747; http://www.pauliegee.com/):


Long Island when not on Long Island. Sort of.

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.