If you asked Jim Waters, he’d never agree that he can spin a silk purse from a sow’s ear; what he might say is that the collective efforts of good, hardworking vineyard managers and winemakers make for many happy surprises in the sometimes nail-biter vintages of eastern Long Island.
Kareem Massoud is the East End’s evangelist of screw caps on wine.
Oktoberfest is hosted in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, but you’re currently in New York. No sweat, though. You can still celebrate with Oktoberfest Bestfest, Edible’s compilation of five Oktoberfest-themed events.
The literally fire engine red beermobile, which can fit 10 half-barrels in its back, was once part of brew-master Duffy Griffith’s fleet at the Jamesport Fire Department and was converted into a rolling keggerator with help from Long Island company, Clear Beer, which also maintains the epic draft system at Digger’s.
Hard cider is hard to miss these days. Edible featured Woodside Orchards in this year’s Low Summer issue and Peconic Bay has been making True Believer since last year turning cidre into something as American as apple pie.
There is a beer-induced buzz on Long Island. The surge of local breweries has heightened a demand for local ingredients, and some farmers have responded with hops.
On June 10, Bay Burger will host our next Quarterly Carousel, the occasional release parties with Brooklyn Brewery where we catch up with friends over good food and drink.
Long Island-based artists can submit artwork of any medium by May 31 that must feature, or be inspired by, eelgrass meadows.
Four times per year, Brooklyn Brewery hosts a Carousal to introduce a new brew and a new issue of Edible.