During the last two weeks, a local beer launched unofficially—and somewhat stealthily—and may now in fact be signaling hop semaphores from some refrigerated case near you. Lighthouse Ale, the first offering from the year-old Fire Island Beer Company, is also available on tap at a handful of restaurants in the city. Co-founder Glassman said the goal "was to create a summer beer, one that balances out a few different tastes,” adding, "we didn't want the taste of the beer to knock people down with hops," and cited New Belgium’s Fat Tire as an example of a beer the company admires. The company's website has just launched, and includes a handy beer finder. Down the line they’ll roll out an IPA called Red Wagon and another brew called Driftwood Ale. In the meantime, we've learned Lighthouse Ale is being served at a handful of restaurants in the city and at a bunch of delis. Try it on tap at Little Giant, L'Asso, Dive Bar 106, and Marshall Stack. It is also available by the bottle at Bierkraft and WXOU Radio.
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