Long Ireland Brews Anniversary Beer for The Nutty Irishman

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Long Ireland Beer Company, or Long Ireland House Beer Company?

After creating Plattduetsche Kölsch for Franklin Square’s Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in April, Long Ireland Beer Company has brewed another house beer for a local business. 10 NUTTY YEARS, a 5.00% ABV ale brewed with pilsner and wheat malts, Cascade hops, and bitter orange peel, celebrates the 10th anniversary of The Nutty Irishman, a bar-restaurant with locations in Bay Shore and Farmingdale. The former opened in 2003.

“It’s a refreshing wheat ale,” says Greg Martin, co-owner of the Riverhead-based brewery. “We dry-hopped the beer with Cascade, and it’s lively, crisp, and mildly hoppy.”

The Nutty Irishman is owned by John Court, Drew Dvorkin, and Mike McElwee. The trio originally met Martin and Dan Burke, his partner, at a Flogging Molly concert in 2007.

“They discovered we were bar owners on Long Island and we discovered they were brewers on Long Island,” says Court. “The names of both businesses fit together, so when we were coming up on our anniversary, we began speaking about a special beer.”

10 NUTTY YEARS debuted on June 25. The beer will be available for “at least two months,” says Court.

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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.