Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fire Island Beer Company does Yelp!

We were on hand at Yelp's Golf Center event on Randall's Island last week to pour some beers. The event was an invite-only party for Yelp's Elite members, a five-hour extravaganza with music, games, food, and of course, Fire Island Beer. We were set up right next to our good friend Miki who runs Slice: The Perfect Food. Between her gourmet pizza and our beer, we had the crowd going a little bit wild. Drop by Slice Pizza on 535 Hudson for our pizza/beer pairing tomorrow night if you want a taste.

Over the course of the evening, we got to chat with some of the Yelp Elite (Yelperatti?) and they were definitely having a good time. Of course, if you can be in a giant tent full of free food, beer, and music and NOT have a good time, well then, you may need to come out to Fire Island for a couple days so we can help you get your priorities straight.

We managed to catch up with the purveyors of fine music for the evening, Roosevelt Dime, in between songs. Not only do they perform awesome music, they are well-versed in the ways of the Beer, and were happy to share a little insight or two.

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We also had the opportunity to meet many a cool Yelper, and they had the opportunity to meet both our beers. By the end of the night, they had gone through a couple kegs of beer and the band, Roosevelt Dime, was in full swing. As was the party. People were dancing like there was no tomorrow. Words can't really do it justice, so we'll let FIBC President Jeff Glassman do the explaining:

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All in all, it was quite the epic event. Kudos to Yelp for making it happen! Till the next time,

The guys at Fire Island Beer Company