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.