Sandy Relief Beer Surge Protector IPA Release Party Preview (01/22)


Sandy Relief Beer, a Hurricane Sandy-based charity project by eight Long Island breweries, releases Surge Protector IPA on January 22 (8:00PM).

The simul-tap event features six establishments: 61 Local, Alewife NYC, The Black Sheep Ale House, The Bronx Ale House, The Pony Bar, and The Tap Room.

Only four barrels of the Clare Rose Inc.-distributed beer will leave Long Island.

Brewed at Blue Point Brewing Company on December 04, 2012, Surge Protector IPA was created to raise proceeds for Long Island Cares, Inc. and Barrier Brewing Company. The latter, an Oceanside-based brewery owned by Evan Klein and Craig Frymark, lost equipment, momentum (the duo expanded to a 4,600-square-foot facility in May 2012), and brew-ability after Hurricane Sandy delivered four feet of water on October 29, 2012.

Description of Surge Protector IPA:

Sandy Relief Beer is a collaborative relief effort by eight local breweries after Hurricane Sandy devastated Long Island and destroyed Barrier Brewing Company in Oceanside.

The participants gathered at Blue Point Brewing Company on December 4, 2012 and brewed Surge Protector IPA to raise proceeds for victims of Hurricane Sandy and the recovering brewery.

Each brewery donated an ingredient for Surge Protector IPA, exhibiting the solidarity of Long Island’s beer community.

Thanks for helping us rebuild Long Island…with beer.

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.