Tap and Barrel Tower Arrival, Goose Island Big John Release Party

Tap and Barrel
550-8 Smithtown Bypass
Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 780 – 5474


Tap and Barrel’s 52-line, flamed copper and brass draft tower has arrived from Slovenia and is now properly assembled, functioning, and pourin’ craft magic!

The 12′ dispenser, hand-made by metal specialists Wayland Works using authentic 1910-30’s steamfitting castings, is flowin’ the FULL draft list below, as of 4/30:

Arcadia Brewing Company – London Porter
Abita Brewing Company – Purple Haze
Abita Brewing Company – Root Beer
Bear Republic Brewing Company – Red Rocket Ale
Blue Point Brewing Company – Hoptical Illusion
Blue Point Brewing Company – Old Howling Bastard
Blue Point Brewing Company – Toxic Sludge
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Lager
Brooklyn Brewery – Brooklyn Main Engine Start
Cape Ann Brewing Company – Fisherman’s Brew
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company – Espresso Stout
Chelsea Brewing Company – Alpha 5 Pale Ale
Chelsea Brewing Company – Black Hole XXX Stout
Delirium Tremens
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales – Aprihop
Duvel Green
Erie Brewing Company – Railbender Ale
Fire Island Beer Company – Lighthouse Ale
Flying Dog Brewery – Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale
Founders Brewing Company – Dirty Bastard
Goose Island Beer Company – Bourbon County Brand Stout
Goose Island Beer Company – India Pale Ale
Goose Island Beer Company – Summertime
Great South Bay Brewery – Blonde Ambition
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company – Havre Rouge (Kegerator)
Gulden Draak
Harpoon Brewery – Harpoon IPA
Kelso of Brooklyn – Nut Brown Lager
Lake Placid Craft Brewing – Ubu Ale
Long Ireland Beer Company – Celtic Ale
Long Trail Brewing Company – Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)
Long Trail Brewing Company – Long Trail Ale
Magic Hat Brewing Company – #9
Monk’s Cafe Flemish Sour Ale
Otter Creek Brewing – Otter Creek Copper Ale
Petrus Oud Bruin
Piraat Ale
Poperings Hommel Ale
Redhook Ale Brewery – Long Hammer IPA
River Horse Brewing Company – River Horse Double Wit
River Horse Brewing Company – River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout
Rogue Ales – Dead Guy Ale
Saison De Silly
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Glissade Golden Bock
Sly Fox Brewing Company – O’Reilly’s Irish Stout
Southampton Ales & Lagers – Biere de Mars (Kegerator)
Southern Tier Brewing Company – Hop Sun
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers – Double Daddy Imperial IPA
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers – Payback Porter
Troegs Brewing Company – DreamWeaver Wheat
Troegs Brewing Company – Troegenator Doublebock
Victory Brewing Company – Summer Love
Wolaver’s – Oatmeal Stout
Wells and Young’s Brewing Company – Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

52 (+2 Kegerator)!

Super Neat’s Tap and Barrel consumption on 4/30:

Long Trail Brewing Company – Coffee Stout (Brewmaster Series)
Goose Island Beer Company – Bourbon County Brand Stout
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company – Old Leghumper (Bottle)

…and a lot of bottleneck slide and party mix, too.

Tap and Barrel hosts the release party for Goose Island Beer Company Big John, an 11.5% ABV imperial stout, on Thursday, 5/5.

Description of Big John (courtesy of Goose Island’s official site): “Inspired by the epic skyline of Chicago, Goose Island’s brewers set out to craft Big John; a tall, bold slugger of a stout that stands out vividly against the little soft beers out there. Epic amounts of roasted malt and an addition of cacao nibs give Big John a massive chocolate flavor and aroma. With a body as substantial and black as the building to which it pays homage, Big John is sure to inspire a sense of awe with every sip.”