Super Neat Panel Moderator at Spring Craft Beer Festival

Spring Craft Beer Festival
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale, NY 11553
(516) 794 – 9300

A limited supply of tickets remain for Saturday’s Spring Craft Beer Festival, a two session* house party—actually, coliseum party, considering the venue is Nassau Coliseum—with 50+ brewers (including Long Island’s Black Forest Brew Haus, Blind Bat Brewery, Blue Point Brewing Company, Brewer’s East End Revival, Brickhouse Brewery, Fire Island Beer Company, Great South Bay Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, John Harvard’s Brew House and Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts), 100+ beers, panel discussions, a beer garden with food treats, and more.

Super Neat will be in attendance and will also moderate the first panel discussion of the festival, “DRAUGHT PICKS: How Bar Owners Assemble Their Lineup.”

Complete list of seminars:

Session I

1:30PM – 2:00PM
DRAUGHT PICKS: How Bar Owners Assemble Their Lineup
A Panel Discussion: Bobby Gulinello – The Cortland; Peter Mangouranes — The Good Life; Eric Rifkin – Bobbique
Moderated by Niko Krommydas, Super Neat Beer Adventure, Yes!!
Why is one beer put on tap and another not selected? What are the key factors that influence the bar business? Local craft beer bar owners tell all…

2:15PM – 2:45PM
Seasonal Beers: Celebrating Samuel Adams’ Noble Pils
Presented by: Jonathan Galeno, The Boston Beer Company
Just as the seasons change, so too do beer tastes. Early brewers made refreshing lighter beers in the summer and heartier beers for sustenance in the winter. This centuries-old concept makes for many amazing sought-after seasonal beers. Join Jonathan Galeno from The Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams, for a look at Noble Pils, the seasonal beer concept, the unique ingredients, and the satisfying taste.

3:00PM – 3:30PM
MEET THE CICERONE: Everything You Wanted to Know About Beer But
Didn’t Know Who to Ask
Presented by: Samuel Merritt, Civilization of Beer, Certified Cicerone™ Beer Sommelier
In a small group setting, beer seminar attendees can ask questions about anything related to beer ingredients, styles, proper service, and pairing beer with food.

Session II

6:15PM – 6:45PM
BEER 101: Basic Ingredients and Tasting
Presented by: Samuel Merritt, Certified Cicerone™ Beer Sommelier
Sam Merritt delivers a lively and educational introduction to beer’s basic ingredients and brewing process. Learn where the alcohol content, color, aromas and flavors come from and how brewers combine the ingredients to make the world’s first and best soup…Beer!!

7:00PM – 7:30PM
HOME BREWING: European v. American Styles
Sponsored by L.I.B.M.E.
Panel Moderator, Dr. Matt Bobiak

7:45PM – 8:15PM
Starting A Brewery
Presented by: Rick Sobotka, Brewer & Owner, Great South Bay Brewery
So…you want to start a brewery? Find out, first hand, from the owner of one of Long Island’s newest breweries just what it takes to start a brewery.

Purchase tickets for both sessions here and come say hi.

*Session I = 12:30PM – 4:00PM (doors at 12:00PM), Session II = 5:30PM – 9:00PM (doors at 5:00PM)

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.