22 N. Park Ave.
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
(516) 536 – 1950
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.
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.
Though I didn’t hang at Press long enough for their grub, I hope to try a sammich on my next visit.