2013 Categories

Best Long Island Homebrew Shop - Online Vote

Nominees:
- Arbor Wine & Beer Making Supplies, Islip
- Brews Brothers at Kedco, Farmingdale
- Brewtopia, Port Jefferson
- Hoptron Brewtique, Patchogue
- Karp's Homebrew Shop, East Northport - Winner


Best Long Island Brewery Tap Handle - Online Vote

Long Island breweries submitted their best tap handles for an online public vote.

Nominees:
- Blue Point Brewing Co., Patchogue - Hoptical Illusion - Winner
- Fire Island Beer Co., Ocean Beach - Lighthouse Ale
- Great South Bay Brewery, Bay Shore - Blood Orange Pale Ale
- Montauk Brewing Co., Montauk - Driftwood Ale
- Spider Bite Beer Co., Holbrook


Best Long Island Brewery Sales Rep - Industry Vote

Nominees:
- Joe Mollura - Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn
- Justin Wesnofske - Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Greenport
- Larry Goldstein/Anthony LiCausi - Spider Bite Beer Co., Holbrook
- Liam Hudock - Long Ireland Beer Co., Riverhead - Winner
- Mark "Rocker" Silvestro - Blue Point Brewing Co., Patchogue


Golden Tap Pioneer Award

Congratulations to Croxley’s Ale House owners Chris Werle & Jeffry Piciullo!
As Croxley’s celebrates 20 years serving craft beer on Long Island, it is fitting that they are honored this year as craft beer pioneers for their forward thinking and dedication to the industry.


Best Long Island Beer Bar – Suffolk County - Online Vote

Nominees:
- Bobbique, Patchogue
- Hoptron Brewtique, Patchogue
- T.J. Finley's, Bay Shore - Winner
- Tap & Barrel, Smithtown
- The Tap Room, Patchogue


Golden Tap Recognition Award

In recognition for the collaboration beer Surge Protector, a relief effort by eight local breweries after Hurricane Sandy devasted Long Island and destroyed Barrier Brewing Co. in Oceanside.

Barrier Brewing Co.
Blind Bat Brewery
Blue Point Brewing Co.
Great South Bay Brewery
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
Long Ireland Beer Co.
Port Jeff Brewing Co.
Spider Bite Beer Co.

Clare Rose, Inc.
Niko Krommydas
Matt Furman


Best Long Island Beer Bar – Nassau County - Online Vote

Nominees:
- Black Sheep Ale House, Mineola
- Croxley's Ale House
- Effin Gruven, Bellmore
- The Good Life, Massapequa Park - Winner
- Mr. Beery's, Bethpage


Long Island New Beer Of The Year - 2012 - Online Vote

Long Island breweries submitted their best new beer, released in 2012, for an online public vote.

Nominees:
- Blue Point Brewing Co., Patchogue - Entitlement Porter
- Great South Bay Brewery, Bay Shore - Blood Orange Pale Ale - Winner
- Long Ireland Beer Co., Riverhead - Black Friday 2012
- Montauk Brewing Co., Montauk - Driftwood Ale
- Spider Bite Beer Co., Holbrook - Eye Be Use IIPA


Long Island Beer Of The Year - Official Panel Judging

Long Island breweries submitted their best beers for an official panel judging.

Nominees:
- Blind Bat Brewery, Centerport - Long Island Potato Stout - Winner
- Brickhouse Brewery, Patchogue - Maybock
- Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn - Sorachi Ace
- Greenport Harbor Brewing Co., Greenport - Otherside IPA
- Port Jeff Brewing Co., Port Jefferson - White's Beach Wit