Press 195 Release Outrage

Press 195
22 N. Park Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 536 – 1950
http://www.press195.com

Prior to Super Neat Bartending Adventure, Yes!! at D.J. Houdek’s Restaurant & Tap Room in Baldwin (expect video footage and photographs from the epic event shortly) last Saturday, I enjoyed a quick visit to recently-opened craft beer and sandwich bar Press 195 in Rockville Centre, who spent their evening celebrating the release of Outrage IPA, the first beer from Athens, New York-based Crossroads Brewing Company.

I shared a pint of Outrage with owner and fellow Upstate SUNY head Brian Karp and learned that Crossroads was founded by long-time Press customer Kenny Landin, who converted the new brewery (which soon hopes to function as a restaurant, as well) from an abandoned opera house.

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As for the Outrage, one of the eight drafts currently available at Press, I can only describe it as mouth fireworks. Intense floral and citrus hoppage?Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo and Citra were used in brewing?complimented perfectly by a malty spine, with multiple hop punches continuing to fire post-sip, without any overwhelming bitterness.

Mouth fireworks.

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Though I didn’t hang at Press long enough for their grub, I hope to try a sammich on my next visit.

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.