The Brews Of Spring

Spring Beers Grapefruit Sculpin
Grapefruit Sculpin

Here are three of the best beers to usher in the spring season:

Grapefruit Sculpin, Ballast Point Brewing Company

The award-winning West Coast brewery offers this fine specimen with the tart freshness of grapefruit perfectly complementing the IPA’s naturally citrus hop character.

Sure, grapefruit is a winter fruit, but this easy-drinking brew tastes like sunshine.

Spring Beers Spring Fling Ale
Spring Fling Ale

Spring Beers Glimmerglass Spring Saison
Glimmerglass Spring Saison

Spring Fling Ale, Blue Point Brewing Company

Long Island’s most successful craft brewery offers this balanced amber ale for a short time, like a fleeting spring romance. The uniquely blended malts mingle with subtle flavors of honey and nut as a delicate hop aroma makes this an easily drinkable brew.

Glimmerglass Spring Saison, Brewery Ommegang

This Cooperstown brewery swings into spring with this sweet orange peel and pink peppercorn brewed beer. It nestles a delicate floral hop character and a touch of spiciness with a crisp finish and lingering notes of yeast and touches of fruity pepper.


Can’t get enough of spring beers? Find out more about the 10th annual Spring Craft Beer Festival in Beer Springs Ahead.

Want It In Print?

We now offer matted and framed copies of articles upon request.

Steve Mosco
Steve Mosco, the former editor-in-chief at Anton Media Group, is a columnist for Long Island Weekly's food and sports sections. He fancies himself a tastemaker, food influencer and king of all eaters.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




Reduce Your Plastic Use With Lotus Trolley Bag

Statewide plastic bag ban takes effect March 1 Come March 1, New York State will say sayonara to plastic bags for good. In New York...

The Two Perspectives Of World War II

New book goes in-depth with a Holocaust trauma The liberators of Nazi death camps didn’t know what they were about to see as they began...

Black History On Long Island

For African Americans living on Long Island, emancipation came in 1799 through New York state law. That law, however, was typical of the worldwide...

Getting Soulful With Robert Cray

If ever there was an artist that firmly stood at the intersection of rhythm and blues it’s Robert Cray. While the Georgia native has...

Cray’s Crooners

For as gifted a guitarist as Robert Cray is, the man’s affinity for soul singers goes wide and deep. Here are some of his...