Nominees Announced for 1st Annual Golden Tap Awards Gala

Nominees for the 1st Annual Golden Tap Awards Gala, to be held on Thursday, 5/19 (6:00PM) at the YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore:

Best Brewery Sales Rep

Bert Fernandez, Fire Island Beer Company
Justin Wesnofske, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Liam Hudock, Long Ireland Beer Company
Mark “Rocker” Silvestro, Blue Point Brewing Company
Phil Ebel, Great South Bay Brewery

Best Long Island Beer Bar (Non-Brewery)

Croxley’s Ale House
T.J. Finley’s
The Cortland
The Lark Pub & Grub

Best New York State Brewery

Blue Point Brewing Company
Brooklyn Brewery
Great South Bay Brewery
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

Pioneer Award

Pete Cotter and Mark Burford, Blue Point Brewing Company

Best Long Island Brew Pub

Black Forest Brew Haus
BrickHouse Brewery
John Harvard’s Brew House
Southampton Publick House

Lifetime Achievement Award

Hap Boening, Boening Bros., Inc.

Best Long Island New Beer of the Year Award (2010)

Fire Island Pumpkin Barrel Ale, Fire Island Beer Company
Long Island Potato Stout, Blind Bat Brewery
Massive IPA, Great South Bay Brewery
Toxic Sludge, Blue Point Brewing Company

Long Island Beer of the Year (2011)

Black Duck Porter, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Blonde Ambition, Great South Bay Brewery
John Harvard’s Pumpkin Spice, John Harvard’s Brew House
Toasted Lager, Blue Point Brewing Company

Tickets ($55 per person) are available at the YMCA Boulton Center box office or

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.