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LI breweries gather to make 'Sandy Relief IPA'

Eight Long Island breweries will be coming together

Eight Long Island breweries will be coming together Tuesday to participate in the creation of a special edition beer as part of the Sandy relief effort. (Credit: AP)

Eight Long Island breweries will be coming together Tuesday to participate in the creation of a special edition beer as part of the Sandy relief effort.

For four hours Tuesday morning, brewers from Barrier Brewing, Blind Bat Brewery, Blue Point Brewing Co., Great South Bay Brewery, Greenport Harbor Brewing, Long Ireland Brewing Co., Port Jeff Brewing Co., and Spider Bite Brewing will be working to brew an Indian pale ale, which will be sold as “Sandy Relief IPA,” said Curt Potter, a spokesman for Blue Point Brewing, which is hosting the event.

The profits from the sale of the IPA will be donated to a local charity and to Barrier Brewing, an Oceanside brewery that suffered nearly $100,000 in damages as a result of Sandy.

The recipe for the brew was a collaborative effort between the eight breweries, and representatives from the breweries will each be bringing an ingredient for the IPA, Potter said.

“There will be a little piece of each brewery being brewed tomorrow,” he said Monday.

The IPA will be available as a draft at local bars later this month, with a bottled version coming out early next year, Potter said. The brewers hope to brew between 30 to 60 barrels today.

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