Bellport Dave gets Stung by Sierra Nevada


Prior to a hibachi-themed family “Funday Monday Night” in Selden, Super Neat escaped the parental fortress and traveled, with parental automobile, of course, to Bellport Cold Beer & Soda for a growler of Stung, Bellport owner David Schultzer’s fantasy brew created at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company‘s Beer Camp in Chico, California last November.


Schultzer, who was hand-selected by Sierra Nevada’s New York representative for the program, which enables craft beer industry peoples to become honorary brewmasters for a weekend, airplaned to Sierra headquarters and collaborated with a small group on the concept, recipe, and brewing of…well, whatever they desired.

The outcome?

Stung, a thick-malty, sweet and slighty-hopped 8.0% ABV “Honey Rye PA” that resembled liquid graham crackers. At #40 in the Beer Camp series, Stung is actually the first-ever Sierra Nevada beer to be brewed with honey (15 lbs of honey were used per batch, with 3 total batches produced). The popular craft brewery has been in operation since 1980.

In addition to the three kegs currently on tap at Schultzer’s homebase in Bellport, Stung will soon be available at The Good Life, DEKS American Restaurant and Bobbique. Only one keg has been obtained by each establishment, so once it is kicked, farewell TTYL.

More release deets soon.


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.