If your passion for craft beer is strong enough to inspire a trip across the bay, the Fire Island Beer Fest will be but a ferry ride away.
Set for Saturday (Aug. 16) at Flynn’s in Ocean Bay Park, it’s an opportunity to sample several brands of suds born and brewed on Long Island (among other non-indigenous entries). Taking place between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the day will include offerings from such native brewing companies as Port Jeff Brewing Co., Spider Bite Beer Co., Long Ireland, Montauk, Blue Point, Great South Bay and -- appropriately -- the Fire Island Beer Co.
Additionally, guests will receive a souvenir glass and a choice of burger, hot dog, chicken sandwich or veggie burger (plus a side dish). However, once the event has concluded, attendees are welcome to stay put as ‘80s cover band Somethin’ Fresh is scheduled for a 6 p.m. performance at Flynn’s, and DJ Boneshaker will also be on hand to spin.
Tickets are available in advance online for $50; any remaining openings can be bought at the door for $65. For purchase and further information, visit flynnsfireislandbeerfest.com.
Flynn's: 1 Cayuga St., Ocean Bay Park, 631-583-5000