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Blind Bat Hellsmoke Porter

Hellsmoke Porter

A robust and roasty porter, brewed with a generous portion of English Pale Malt smoked at the brewery over a combination of apple and alder wood. The smoke is balanced with some bittersweet chocolate notes.

Hellsmoke Porter goes great with steaks, burgers, or any meats that are grilled, barbecued, roasted, or smoked. Brats? Sausages? Pork? You bet!
Blind Bat Purgatory Porter

Purgatory Porter

A roasty Robust Porter, Purgatory Porter is brewed using the same recipe as our Hellsmoke Porter -- but without any smoked malt.

5.6% ABV with some chocolate and espresso-coffee notes.

Pairs well with various beef or fish dishes, gouda and havarti cheeses, fruit pies for dessert.
Blind Bat Long Island Potato Stout

Long Island Potato Stout

Long Island Potato Stout is brewed with local, organically-grown potatoes that are boiled, mashed, and then added to the mash of grains to add some extra dryness to a dry stout. Either Yukon Gold or Keuka Gold potatoes are used, depending on availability, but always local and organic. To date, the potatoes have been sourced from Sylvester Manor Farm, Sang Lee Farms, Seedsower Farm, and Three Castles Farm (all Long Island farms).

Why organically-grown potatoes? Conventionally-grown potatoes rely heavily on the use of chemicals and pesticides -- not great for you or the environment. It is a challenge to grow potatoes organically, though, so they are not as inexpensive or as easy to find as conventional potatoes.

Like other Dry Stouts, Long Island Potato Stout is happily paired with raw oysters as well as steak, burgers, or hearty and rich dishes. Try it with some good cheddar if you're just in the mood to nosh some cheese.
Blind Bat Long Island Oyster Stout

Long Island Oyster Stout

A labor of love, infrequently brewed in small batches using local oysters, this beer is admittedly not for everyone. No beer truly is, but this one definitely is not!

The label was inspired by Sir John Tenniel’s illustration for the fourth chapter of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass.

5.2% ABV, a bit roasty and briney, stout-level bitterness with a salty hint of chocolate. Enjoy it with oysters, of course!
Blind Bat Long Island Pale Ale

Long Island Pale Ale

Originally just brewed for the Summer, it goes great year-round with pizza, stir fry, and Indian Food. (Try it in Lisa Dawn’s vegan recipe for beer batter onion rings.)

6% ABV, it’s crisp, dry, and citrusy thanks to a combination of Magnum, Cascade, and Galena hops in the boil, and then dry hopped with some more Cascade and Galena.

Goes great with burgers, seafood, poultry, or Pork. Nice with a salad, feta cheese. Not so much with desserts.
Blind Bat Lawn Guyland Pilsna

Lawn Guyland Pilsna

Inspired by the pre-Prohibition version of the classic American Pilsner, brewed with Cluster hops (the predominant American hop of the 19th and early 20th centuries). And yes, we use corn (albeit GMO-free) in the mash as our German-American great-grandbrewers would have.

Great with chicken, fish, ham -- pizza, of course!
Blind Bat Old Walt Smoked Wit

Old Walt Smoked Wit

A smoked wit?
Yup.

Researching smoked beers led me to a lost world of smoked wheat beers, particularly a smoked wheat beer popular in Poland about 100 years ago. (More on that with
Vlad the Inhaler) I didn't find anything about smoked wit beers, but decided to experiment a bit (a wit is a wheat beer). The result is a wit with background notes of smoke, this is not meant to be a smokey smoked beer. A small portion of the wheat used to brew this beer is smoked at the brewery over mesquite.

Pictured on the label is Long Island's old Walt Whitman, enjoying a smoke and a book in what is purported to be his favorite spot in his native West Hills. Long Island's springtime is awakening all around him.

Old Walt Smoke Wit pairs nicely with steamed mussels and light seafood dishes. Lobster roll, yum!
Blind Bat Commack Common

Commack Common

Inspired by the 19th Century "California Common" style (once known as "steam" beers, but that term is now trademarked by a brewery in San Francisco). Brewed with traditional American Cluster hops (rather than the minty-pine Northern Brewer hops used in a California Common).

Pairs very nicely with Korean barbecue, Mexican dishes, burgers, even fish. Yes, salads. Desserts? No.
Blind Bat 867-5309 Cream Ale

867-5309 Cream Ale

Cream Ale is an American original style, originally brewed in the 19th Century to compete with light lagers. Cream Ales became lighter over time, but our version hews more to the pre-Prohibition style.

An old-school easy-to-drink beer named after one of our favorite old-school memories. (When was the last time you had to use a pay phone? When did you last even see a pay phone??)

Try it with havarti cheese, chicken salad, fish, any summertime dish.
Blind Bat Beached Blonde

Beached Blonde

Inspired by the lower-alcohol range of Belgian Ales while day-dreaming on Long Island's Jones Beach, Beached Blonde is brewed using mainly Pilsner malt with a bit of flaked wheat. Some Saaz hops, cardomom, and coriander added to the boil, and fermented with a Belgian Ale yeast.

Goes great with salads, chicken, sushi, salmon, bratwurst, or light Summer dishes. Pair with Monterey Jack or similar cheeses (light, nutty).
Blind Bat Hell Gate

Hell Gate

Not brewed to any one style, but inspired by the Tripels and Golden Strong Ales of Belgium. Vienna malt is added to the traditional Pilsner malt for a slightly maltier and deeper golden color. A bit of coriander is added near the end of the boil.

Hell Gate follows the tradition begun with Duvel of using a devilish name. In this case, that name also references New York’s Hell Gate bridge between Long Island and Manhattan. 8.5 % ABV.

Good with wings, or a full roasted turkey. Try it with Mexican or Italian dishes. Pairs well with Bolognese pasta dishes, even pizza!
Blind Bat Four Eyes

Four Eyes Quadrupel

Stronger and darker than a Tripel, our Four Eyes Quadrupel is fermented with a Belgian Abbey Ale yeast. NIce by a fire if you are snowed in (and won't be driving!)
Blind Bat Saison du Soleil

Saison du Soleil

Something for the Summer, "Saison du Soleil" means "Season of the Sun." An easy-drinking traditional Saison, with some sweetness and citrus.
The label pays homage to the painter
Arthur Dove, who spent a number of his later years in Centerport, living and working in a small one-room cottage on Centershore Road just north of 25A and on the shore of Mill Pond.
Blind Bat Sweet Potato Saison

Sweet Potato Saison

Our beer for the harvest season, brewed with locally-sourced sweet potatoes that we roast before adding them to the mash of barley.
Blind Bat Tasmanian Angel

Tasmanian Angel

An easy-drinking relatively low-alcohol Pale Ale brewed with hops from New Zealand and Australia which lend a citrusy-Passion Fruit aroma and taste.
Blind Bat Vlad the Inhaler

Vlad the Inhaler

Another one of our beers brewed with malt smoked at the brewery, first brewed in 2008.

Grodziskie, a smoked wheat ale, is considered to be the the only beer style native to Poland. Named after the city where it was brewed, it is sometimes known as Gratzer (the name the Germans gave the city of Grodziskie when they took over). This style was popular across much of Poland and northern Germany during the 19th Century and into the 20th up to the first World War. Thought to have been born sometime in the 14th Century, this beer style disappeared in the 1990s when the last brewery in Poland producing it closed.

Vlad the Inhaler is brewed with 99% wheat, 1% malted barley (Munich) is used to satisfy TTB regulations. (The official Federal definition of beer requires barley.) The wheat and barley is smoked at the brewery over oak for two hours prior to mashing.

An excellent accompaniment to brats, sausages, and need I add, kielbasa!
Blind Bat Harborfields HefeWeizen

Harborfields Hefeweizen

Named for the Centerport-Greenlawn area of Long Island that is home to the Blind Bat Brewery, Harborfields Hefeweizen goes great with fish, chicken, or a summer salad.

Some folks even like it with brunch! (Please enjoy your waffles responsibly.)
Blind Bat Bock Bock

Blind Bat Bock Bock

Very dark brown (nearly black), caramel and toffee notes -- we think of it as a German Porter.
Blind Bat Eye Chart Imperial ESB

Eye Chart

Inspired by the English ESB (Extra Special Bitter) style. With more malt than a typical "ESB" Eye Chart is considerably higher than alcohol than a traditional ESB.
Blind Bat Yorker

Yorker

Originally brewed for the 2014 Blue Point Cask Ale Festival, Yorker is our take on a traditional English Pale Ale in the "Special Bitter" style.
Blind Bat mild-mannered ale

Mild-Mannered Ale

There aren’t too many Pale Mild Ales out there, so I figured if I wanted to have some, I’d have to brew it myself.

Easy to drink, light in body with light fruits and florals, with a bit of dryness that adds to a sessionable drinkability.

The label was inspired by the works of
René Magritte.

Originally brewed for the 2011 Rocky Point Nano Brewer Cask Ale Festival.
Blind Bat Hickory & Maple Smoked Brown Ale

Hickory & Maple Smoked Brown Ale

An American Brown Ale, with some of the malt smoked at the brewery over a blend of Hickory and Maple wood.

No actual bacon in the beer, but you had me at bacon.
Blind Bat Belfry Brown Ale

Belfry Brown

An American Brown Ale, a liittle hoppier than an English Brown, Belfry Brown also gets an addition of Grade B Maple Syrup after primary fermentation.

The maple syrup adds a caramel quality, rather than a heavy maple.
Blind Bat Brown Joe

Brown Joe

Just like the label says, Brown Joe is a Brown Ale brewed with some locally-roasted coffee.
Blind Bat Midnight Train to Jodhpur

Midnight Train to Jodhpur

Black IPA? India Black Ale (IBA)? Cascadian Dark Ale? American Black Ale? It can get confusing in the dark.
Blind Bat Nun More Black

Nun More Black

Using a different variety and level of hops than our Midnight Train to Jodhpur, Nun More Black may be the hoppiest and darkest beer we've ever brewed.
Blind Bat Devil

Devil's Belt Red IPA

With a bit more alcohol than the Echolocation I.P.A., Devii's Belt is a Red I.P.A. coming in at around 7% ABV.

Long Island Sound used to be called "The Devil's Belt" back when the area was still under British rule. This is no British I.P.A., but closer to the American West Coast I.P.A.

Enjoy with care, safe sailing!
Blind Bat Echolocation IPA

Echolocation IPA

A so-called sessionable American I.P.A. since 2012. If you've been searching for a hoppy I.P.A. that you can drink pint after pint of without getting hit with too much alcohol, this just might be what you've been pinging around for...
Blind Bat ThaiPA

ThaiPA

A collaboration with Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report. ThaiPA is a Pale Ale brewed with some of the elements of Thai cuisine. The lemon basil and Thai basil are locally grown, we also add lemongrass and ginger..
Blind Bat Thai-IPA

Thai-IPA

Another collaboration with Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report. Thai-IPA is an IPA (India Pale Ale) also brewed with elements of Thai cuisine -- BUT with a higher bitterness level than the ThaiPA.
Blind Bat Honey & Basil Ale

Honey & Basil Ale

or a 3 barrel (93 gallon) batch, 60 pounds of honey from the Catskills is added at the beginning of the boil, and a bit of local organic basil (sourced from my wife’s Seedsower Farm and/or Makinajian Farm in Huntington) is chopped up and added at the last 15 minutes of the boil. (The recipe is available here for any home brewers who might want to give this a try.)

An earthy and floral ale.
Blind Bat Red Eye Rye
Slightly spicy from the rye, red to match the late summer, early autumn sunsets.
Blind Bat Roslyn Wha Hae

Roslyn Wha Hae

A classic, malty, "Seventy Shilling" Scottish Ale.
Roslyn is a small village on the north shore of Long Island's Nassau County, and was named after Roslin, Scotland (sometimes spelt "Roslyn"). The Long Island Roslyn's central clock tower is pictured on the label.

Why "
Wha Hae?" Frugally sessionable, you can drink many a pint and still manage a coherent conversation.
Slainte!