Lighthouse AleNovember 1, 2011 Ocean Beach, NY
Fire Island Beer Co.
Ocean Beach, NY
Fire Island Beer Company emerged from the handiwork of two brothers and a cousin who developed their taste for craft beer and home brewing during the summers they spent on Fire Island, the naturally beautiful barrier island just off Long Island’s south shore. Their mission is to create world-class approachable craft beers that are inspired by the character and experience of Fire Island. They are all about good times and great beer… and this is just the beginning.
Original gravity: 1047
Pale bronze color with an aroma of freshly harvested grain, spicy hop resins, and a hint of caramel and butterscotch. Rich malt in the mouth is balanced by a gentle but persistent floral hop bitterness and a growing note of caramel. Bitter hops build in the finish, competing with biscuity malt and the continuing caramel/butterscotch note.
- Roger Protz
The beer pours a hazy amber color and raises a thin tan head. The aroma is distinctly autumnal, a blend of malt, honey, bread and sherry. Moderate bitterness is focused in the center of the tongue, balanced against a dry malty center. Hints of caramel linger in the finish. No bells and whistles here, but a pleasant enough British-style pale ale, perfectly nice with a good backyard burger.
- Garrett Oliver
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Internationally recognized brewer and expert on traditional beer, Garrett Oliver is the brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery and the author of The Brewmaster's Table.
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