The nano breweries at a Taste of Long Island in Farmingdale start releasing their suds. • Photograph by Doug Young
It feels like a failure of the imagination to drink brown ale this early in the season. Or worse, wishful thinking. Or worst, betrayal. Shouldn’t I be grateful for the long days, the warm weather and the fruit flies in the kitchen?
On November 10 from noon to 6 p.m. the Greenport Harbor Brewery will be blowing out the concept of an oysterfest with an all-day schedule of music, tours, food and beer.
The village’s celebration starts of with a locally sourced and foraged dinner at First and South. It begins promptly at 7 p.m. and has six courses. For a wine pairing dinner the cost is $85; all the wines are local. A Greenport Harbor beer-paired dinner is $70.Dinner only is $60.
The matrimony of farmer and brewer births once-a-year brews.
’Tis the season of pendulous muskmelons, bruise-prone tomatoes, over-ripe plums. These sun-soaked treasures are never sweeter or juicier than now, when farmers pull them from sun-soaked fields that prod plants to swell fruit.