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The Cortland
27 W. Main St.
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(631) 206 – 2220

The Balboanian training montage has been filmed, edited and released…

…and Great South Bay Brewery Marauder, a bourbon barrel-aged scotch ale, is ready to be tizapped, served and consumed.

Ladymen and Gentlepeoples?it is officially time to Firkin.


Come celebrate The Cortland’s inaugural “First Friday Firkin” event this Friday at 6:00PM and assist Super Neat Beer Adventure, Yes!! in tappy-yappin’ a firkin of Great South Bay Brewery Marauder, the latest in the Bay Shore microbrewery’s Barrel-Aged Series.

Marauder description and brewing process from Great South Bay Brewery:

Style: Scotch-Style Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Color: 34 SRM (Standard Reference Method)
Alcohol by Volume: 9.0% ABV
Bitterness: 35 IBU (International Bitterness Units)
Grains: Maris Otter and Roasted Barley
Hops: Galena
We’d Drink This With: Marinated Skirt Steak with Smoked Gouda Risotto

Marauder is not your ordinary scotch style ale. Consisting of a larger than life grain bill that starts with our base malt and roasted barley, we pack our mash tun full of an immense amount of crushed grains. Once the mash has completed we draw off a portion of the wort and begin a kettle caramelization process turning this dark liquid into a syrup-like consistency to bring out the full, rich flavors of the malt. Once this process has been completed we add this syrup into the boil with the rest of wort and continue on with an intensely long boil to further concentrate the fermentable sugars. After a lengthy fermentation process, Marauder emerges with an alcohol content that will slay the masses. If that wasn’t enough, this beer escaped into hibernation inside oak barrels for 3 months where it soaked up the bourbon character of the oak. With one taste, Marauder will snare your senses with the full malt flavor, bourbon notes, and caramel sweetness. Don’t even think about turning your back on Marauder… or you’ll be sorry…

I shall leave you with the logo for Marauder’s soon-to-be tap handle. See you on Friday!


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.