Friday, June 03, 2011

Fire Island Beer Company Lighthouse Ale



I was at Danny Meyer's BLUE SMOKE with some friends. I was having fried chicken, with french fries and greens. I needed a beer.

Fire Isalnd Beer Comapnay is located in Ocean Beach, New York and is named for the island wherein the beer was riginally brewed, and which has been a popular vacation destination for New Yorkers for generations.

Jeff Glassman is president, and his cousins the Fernandez brothers round out the executive founding board - Tom is the brewmaster and Bert is the account rep. The brewery was founded in early 2009, and instantly became a big hit, securing sales in more than 600 locations. And it's still going. They are distributed by Manhattan Beer Distributors, one of the largest in the country.

Fire Island Lighthouse Ale shows asoft carbonation and light caramel finish. It's very easy drinking. A touch of toastiness and flavorful body make it more than a lawn mower beer. Crisp, refreshing, and great with food, ir just hanging out and having two or three.

Very good!