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.”

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.