Sunday, August 30, 2009

Why You Should Hide Your Kid’s Hannah Montana Videos from Your Over-Curious Cousin

What does Hannah Montana have in common with Fire Island?

Apparently a music video starring some of the Fire Island’s boys of summer. Using the Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana track “Party in the USA” a group of local men filmed themselves lip-sinking to the teeny-bopper’s tunes while dancing on the beach.

So what’s Miley Cyrus’ reaction to the video? Well, if you believe her “tweet” to Perez Hilton, she’s apparently “obsessed” with the video!

To see the clip, and develop your own “obsession,” check out the link below.
(Despite popular belief, over-consumption of Fire Island Lighthouse Ale had absolutely nothing to do with the production of this clip--but it might have helped!)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

House Passes $850,000 Bill to Spiff-Up Fire Island Ferries

Whoever said politicians don’t have their priorities straight? Recently, the U,S. House of Representatives appropriated $850,000 to renovate the Fire Island ferry terminals at Ocean Beach and Bay Shore.

To solve a reoccurring flooding problem, $600,000 was set aside to replace the Ocean Beach terminal, with the remaining $250,000 going toward repairs to the Bay Shore Terminal.

“Our ferries are not only a great way to get tourists to the beautiful Fire Island beaches, they are also essential to small businesses on both sides of the bay,” Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) said.

But don’t get too excited yet. Although the Senate appropriations bill passed committee in July, it still needs to come to a full Senate vote.

In the mean time, is it really too much to ask Rep. Steve Israel to lobby President Obama for another Beer Summit? Maybe on Fire Island? After all, he had a Bud Light last time! We’re pretty sure that Fire Island Beer Company’s Lighthouse Ale can beat that!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Smoky Sunday Blues, Beer & Bites

Spend a sultry summer Sunday afternoon with Karen and David Waltuck celebrating the magical mingling of blues, artisanal brews, and smoked foods on August 16. Chanterelle is proud to partner with The Jazz Gallery to feature live performances by Marvin Sewell, Saunders Sermon, and Doug Wamble. Paired with each blues artists will be hand-crafted local beers from smooth, light caramel Fire Island “Lighthouse Ale” to dark and creamy Keegan “Mother’s Milk” Stout together with David’s riffs on classic American smoked foods including Cold Smoked Corn Chowder, Tea Smoked Duck with Potato Salad and Warm Smoked Oysters and Bacon.

This finale Sunday Salon of 2009 will mark the last day that Chanterelle is open to the public before closing this summer in preparation for its 30th anniversary this fall. To usher in its third decade, the Waltucks will refresh the restaurant, with the addition of an intimate bar and an expanded menu. The last day for general reservations is Friday, August 14.

Smoky Sunday Blues, Beer & Bites, with brews presented by Andrew Reed, Craft Beer Specialist of Manhattan Beer and Yvon Pasquarello and Ari Meisel from Fire Island Brewery.

Date: Sunday, August 16

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Chanterelle, 2 Harrison Street (at Hudson)

Cost: $65 per person, including tax and gratuity

Reservations: contact Paul Case at 212-966-6960 or or visit for more information.

Fire Island Beer Company Lighthouse Ale Served at the Holy Family Festival

Fire Island Beer Company Lighthouse Ale will be served at the Holy Family Festival in Hicksville, New York this week.

Running from Wednesday, August 12th through Saturday, August 15th this great community event features rides, food, and fun for the whole family. The Festival is sponsored by the Parish of the Holy Family in Hicksville, New York.

For directions and event times, be sure to visit: