Whaling Museum to Host Craft Brewing Event

The Whaling Museum & Education Center will host its annual craft brew tasting event, Whales, Ales and Salty Tales on June 3.

Adults ages 21 and up are welcome to the tasting featuring Long Island brewers, including, among others, Blind Bat Brewery (Centerport), Destination Unknown Beer Company (Bayshore), Ghost Brewing Company (Bayshore), Great South Bay Brewery (Bayshore), Jones Beach Brewing Company, Long Beach Brewing Company (Oceanside), Secatogue Brewing Company (West Islip), and Take Two Brewery (Bayshore).

The tasting runs from 2-5pm with a special VIP hour from 1-2pm.

Nomi Dayan, executive director of the museum, said,  “Whales & Ales is one of our signature events. We are delighted to get very positive feedback from the community every year. The historic spin on enjoying local brews makes our program unique from other similar events.”

Participants can explore scrimshaw, designing their own scrimshaw-style keychain to take home.

“We are excited to welcome back breweries that attended last year and to announce some new breweries participating for the very first time! We are honored to have them showcase their finest brews with us. New this year we are offering our scrimshaw craft for attendees to design and take home their own scrimshaw-style keychain. We hope it will be a special memento for supporting a good cause while having a great time with friends and enjoying brews!” – said Gina Van Bell, assistant director, the Whaling Museum & Education Center.

Brewers will host chats in our workshop twice throughout the event during “Ale Tales”. This gives attendees an opportunity to hear about the brewing process firsthand.

Also included in the day’s activities are live acoustic music with The Other Two, Acoustic Duo performing classics from the 60s, 70s, and 80s sponsored by Evolution Piping, Steamfitters of NY and the option to stop by our food truck for the day, All American Wontons, offering delicious handheld wontons in a variety of flavors.

General admission tickets are $40, museum members pay $30 and designated drivers can purchase tickets for $15. VIP admission tickets are $70 and include 1pm entry time and a 2023 event t-shirt. Museum members can purchase VIP tickets for $60. Advance tickets are limited, and tickets purchased at the door are $5 more per ticket. The 2023 event t-shirts are sponsored by H&M Powles Marina.

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