Fire Island Lighthouse Ale

Posted: November 28, 2015 in American Amber/Red Ale, Fire Island Beer Company, Reviews

I’ve never been to Fire Island. I didn’t even know they had a brewery until I first saw one of their bottles on the shelf at Half Time in New York. I did some research on them and it was started by a few guys in 2009 who spent summers on the island and owned a restaurant as well. As seem to be one of the common threads in the stories of all brewers, they were avid homebrewers. He brought a Brit in to become their brewmaster, who they also made an owner. They also have more offerings than I knew about. I’d be quite interested to try their stout. Now that you have the history, let’s try their beer.


ABV: 5.2%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Soft carbonation, a light caramel finish and a toasty round body make Lighthouse Ale a beer that’s easygoing and flavorful: the kind of beer you want to have a beer with.”

Random: This beer is available year-round.

This beer poured with a one finger, off white head. It left no lacing on the glass, but a slight crown on top of the mahogany colored body. It had high carbonation as well. There were also some floaties in the beer. The nose had some bready malt and then a lemony hop note. The taste was much more towards the malt side. It had toasted bread with light nuttiness. Then, the lemony hops came through. The body was almost watery with very high carbonation. It had a quick finish with the lemony hops. This beer set me back $2.29 ($.19 per ounce). I wasn’t a huge fan of this beer. The flavors had a very disjointed transition. One was definitely enough for me.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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