Vermont Takes Over BBD’s in Rocky Point

Craft beer dinner will bring obscure breweries to Long Island to benefit Hope House Ministries of Port Jefferson.

Chef/owner Ralph Perrazzo of BBD's in Rocky Point.

Chef/owner Ralph Perrazzo of BBD’s in Rocky Point.

BBD’s is turning their state-of-the-art tap system over to another state. On Wednesday, June 10 BBD’s — short for Beers Burgers and Desserts— will be hosting their second annual Craft Beer Dinner. This year, each beer will be from Vermont, the small state that has become a big beer destination for beer.

The 10-course dinner will feature chefs from across the United States including locals Guy Reuge of Mirabelle and Ralph Perrazzo, head chef and owner of BBD’s. Nine breweries will be in attendance, most notably Hill Farmstead, which was named  2015’s best brewery in the world” by RateBeer. For many of the Vermont breweries, this will be the first time their beer has been served in New York.

Perrazzo and members of his staff traveled to Vermont last month to invite breweries to the dinner and meet the people behind the beer. When they got to Otter Creek Brewing, head brewer Mike Gerhart came up with the idea of collaborating on a beer for the evening. This resulted in a saison featuring Long Island-grown hops and lemon basil, which will debut at the dinner.

Liquid provisions range from a maple breakfast stout by 14th Star Brewing to an unfiltered cider from Citizen Cider. Best of all, proceeds from the dinner will go to support Hope House Ministries of Port Jefferson.

For more information, including the full menu and beer list, click here.

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Husband and wife team Alicia Valeo and Kevin Breslawski write the blog Beer Loves Company.