Spider Bite Releases First Bite Six-Pack


Spider Bite Beer Company, recipient of TAP New York’s 2012 F.X. Matt Memorial Cup, released First Bite Pale Ale in six-bottle packs on August 3.

“We planned on bottles from the beginning and our label was designed before we were even licensed,” said Larry Goldstein, who opened Spider Bite Beer Company with Anthony LiCausi in October 2011. “We went with six-packs because it is a good format for our pale ale, as far as serving size and amount.”

Spider Bite Beer Company also plans to release Boris The Spider in 2012, in four-pack format.

“We’re keeping Boris to four bottles because it has a higher alcohol content than First Bite,” said Goldstein. “We’re also discussing having Eight Legged RyePA in bottles, as well.”

Description of First Bite Pale Ale:

5.5% ABV. This amber colored pale ale was the first beer we brewed together, so it was only fitting to name it FIRST BITE. Generous additions of American hops, light body, and a dry finish give it plenty of flavor and aroma while still remaining highly drinkable. YOU GOT BITTEN.

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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.