• Polls open for Golden Tap Awards

21 Apr

BAYSHORE, Long Island, NY — Starfish Junction, the local promotions company behind the upcoming Long Island Craft Beer Week, today announced the inaugural Golden Tap Awards Gala.

The awards gala, honoring winners decided by an online vote of beer lovers, will be held during the first beer week — scheduled for May 13-20 — at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Boulton Center for the Performing Arts here. It will honor beer innovators and pioneers. Polls close on Thursday, May 12. The categories and nominees (cast votes here):

• Best LI Beer Bar ( non-brewery)

• Best New York State Brewery (all nominees are current members of the New York State Brewers Association):

Adirondack Pub & Brewery
Bacchus Brewing Company
Blue Point Brewing Company
Brewery Ommegang
BrickHouse Brewery
Brooklyn Brewery
Brown’s Brewing Company
Buffalo Brewpub
Butternuts Beer & Ale
C.H. Evans Brewing Company
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
Coopers Cave Ale
Davidson Brothers
Defiant Brewing
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Empire Brewing Company
FX Matt
Great South Bay Brewery
Greenpoint Beer Works
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Heartland Brewery
Horseheads Brewing Company
Ithaca Beer Company
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery
Middle Ages Brewing Company
Naked Dove Brewing Company
North American Brew./High Falls
Rohrbach Brewing Company
Sixpoint Craft Ales
Southern Tier Brewing

• Best LI Brew Pub

Black Forest Brew Haus, Farmingdale
Brickhouse Brewery, Patchogue
John Harvard’s Brew House, Lake Grove
Southampton Publick House, Southampton

• Best LI New Beer of the Year — 2010 releases

Asian Pear American Wheat, Black Forest Brew Haus
Fire Island Pumpkin Barrel Ale, Fire Island Beer Company
Imperial Honey Pumpkin, BrickHouse Brewery
Long Island Potato Stout, Blind Bat Brewery
Massive IPA, Great South Bay Brewery
Southampton Keller Pils, Southampton Publick House
Toxic Sludge, Blue Point Brewing Co.
Triton Barleywine Style Ale, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

• LI Beer of the Year

Black Duck Porter, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Black Forest Pilsner, Black Forest Brew Haus
Blonde Ambition, Great South Bay Brewery
Double White Ale, Southampton Publick House
Fire Island Lighthouse Ale, Fire Island Beer Company
Hellsmoke Porter, Blind Bat Brewery
John Harvard’s Pumpkin Spice, John Harvard’s Brew House
Nitro Stout, BrickHouse Brewery
Toasted Lager, Blue Point Brewing Company

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Posted by on April 21, 2011 in Beer, Brewery, Competition


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