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Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival

Commack resident Diana Wischer, 22, puts her hula-hooping

Commack resident Diana Wischer, 22, puts her hula-hooping talents on display at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012) Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

The Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill in Farmingville, formerly known as the Brookhaven Amphitheater. The main attractions for the festivities, were 40 craft beers from around the world and a live performance by the band Sublime with Rome.

Ann McInerney, 31, of Astoria dances to the
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Ann McInerney, 31, of Astoria dances to the music of the Pimps of Joytime at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012)

The Pimps of Joytime, a Brooklyn-based band, got
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

The Pimps of Joytime, a Brooklyn-based band, got the crowd dancing to its mix of funky grooves at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Lake Grove resident Dan Curcio, 23, completes 15
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Lake Grove resident Dan Curcio, 23, completes 15 pullups under the watchful eyes of Patchogue resident Zachary Bolinger, a member of the Marine Corps, at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012)

(Left to right) Steve Hay, 30, Christine Accardi,
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

(Left to right) Steve Hay, 30, Christine Accardi, 31, Brooke Cassidy, 31, and Seamus Cassidy, 37, break from sampling beer to show off their pretzel necklaces at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Burt Fernandez, 33, founder of the Fire Island
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Burt Fernandez, 33, founder of the Fire Island Beer Company, pours samples of beer for guests at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012)

(Left to right) James Partridge, 28, and Jeff
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

(Left to right) James Partridge, 28, and Jeff Noakes, 29, pour samples of craft beer from the Port Jefferson Brewing Company at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. The Port Jefferson brewery will celebrate its 1-year anniversary in October. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Crowds of people swarm to and from the
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Crowds of people swarm to and from the beer sampling area where 40 breweries, including several from Long Island, offered free samples of craft beers during the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Commack resident Diana Wischer, 22, puts her hula-hooping
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Commack resident Diana Wischer, 22, puts her hula-hooping talents on display at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Diane Wrigley (back left), 31, and Nick Scotto
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Diane Wrigley (back left), 31, and Nick Scotto (back right), 22, serve beer from the Blue Point Brewery to John Reilly (front left), 26, and Alicia Morrison (front right), 25. Blue Point had four beers available to sample, its Toasted Lager, White IPA, Rastafarye Ale and Pumpkin Ale. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Crowds of beer enthusiasts lined up at various
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Crowds of beer enthusiasts lined up at various tents to get free samples at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. More than 150 beers from some 40 breweries were available. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Rome Ramirez (left) is joined onstage at the
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

Rome Ramirez (left) is joined onstage at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival by bass player Eric Wilson (right), the only remaining member from Sublime's original lineup. (Sept. 8, 2012)

New lead singer and guitar player Rome Ramirez
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

New lead singer and guitar player Rome Ramirez is welcomed to the stage at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival by an enthusiastic crowd, delighted to hear the band play classic Sublime songs from their albums released in the early 1990s. (Sept. 8, 2012)

The band John Brown's Body, a reggae band
Photo Credit: Fran Berkman

The band John Brown's Body, a reggae band with members hailing from Boston and Ithaca, N.Y., warms up the crowd for Sublime with Rome at the Beer Fields Craft Beer and Music Festival which drew thousands to the Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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