Here is an elementary-level equation suitable to summarize Monday evening’s craft beer festivities in Bellmore with Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery, Phil Markowski of Southampton Publick House, and Effin Gruven:
Garrett Oliver + Phil Markowski + Effin Gruven = Epic
Things Superior to Mathematics
1) Southampton Peconic Reserve Ale, an oak, white grape and funky earf-dry farmhouse-champagne yumster
2) Brooklyn Cuvée de la Crochet Rouge, Local 1 aged on fungusfied Riesling lees (post-fermentation wine sediments like dead yeast, grape skins, etc.)
4) Speeches on American craft beer’s past legitimacy struggles, its progress, its current prosperity, its sun-bright future
The apex of Long Island Craft Beer Week.