Rosé has become a cliché. (Not that Roo would ever turn down a chilled glass of Wölffer Estate and a weekend at someone’s posh East End summer home.)
That being said, the craft beer boom has migrated to the Hamptons and Roo is pulling the tap on some of the summer’s best brews for Hamptons Magazine.
Click here for “Inside the East End Craft Beer Craze” in this week’s issue.
Here are Roo’s picks for the summer’s best brews:
Shelter Island Craft Brewery
Nude Beach Plum Ale — light, pink-blushed beer made with local beach plums, honey, lemon verbena and hops
Bootleggers Stout — Reminiscent of the rum-runner days, a dark stout made with Madagascar vanilla bean and Maker’s Mark bourbon.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
Tidal Lager – lightly malted, copper-colored lager with a touch of sweetness and not overly hopped.
Summer Ale — straw-colored golden ale with notes of orange blossom and honey.
Montauk Brewing Company
Driftwood Ale — dark copper color and easy to drink, an English-style ale with a toasty, nutty finish.
Guardsman Stout — creamy milk stout with notes of chocolate and a roasted finish.
Southampton Publick House
Flagship Double White — unfiltered, classic-style Belgian white ale with notes of coriander and citrus.
Abbot 12 — dark, Trappist-style beer not to be taken lightly, with notes of raisins, figs, and caramel.
Barton & Gray Mariner’s Club
Grog Lager — Made exclusively for Barton & Gray by Cisco Brewers and only available on charters, light and refreshing with a touch of citrus—“Best served at sea.”