One of my closest sources for an icy cold cup of suds is Bay Burger. Next to Mash Park and Dale and Bette’s Under the Willow farm, back in the day this was a burger joint called Whaler Burger, after Sag Harbor’s signature catch. A few years ago Joe and Liza Tremblay took the spot over and turned it into the gathering place where locals go for burgers and fries, lobster rolls and sautéed local kale. They make their own ice cream with Hudson Valley Fresh milk, host jazz nights on Thursdays, and always have a local beer and wine on tap.
And on June 10, Bay Burger will host our next Quarterly Carousel, the occasional release parties with Brooklyn Brewery where you can catch up with friends, pick up the latest issue of Edible East End, and sample locally made snacks. This party will revolve around the brewery’s latest release, Scorcher #366, “a very tasty summer pale ale featuring a hop so new that it doesn’t have a real name yet.” The full name story is a sticky, aromatic one (makes us think of our fave Brooklyn web series, High Maintenance) that revolves around a wild hop cross that created a beautiful, flavorful plant dubbed “HBC #366.” And at 4.5% alcohol, this is a true session beer, perfect for sipping a glass or two, with Bay Burger’s fish sandwich or pretty much anything else on the menu. Tickets are only $5 and space is limited. Grab your spot here.