Just a week after putting two cases of Sandy Beer, aka Surge Protector IPA, on its shelves, Classic Beverage in Hampton Bays has nearly sold out — As of Thursday at 2 p.m., only 5 bottles were left.
The beer, which was brewed at Blue Point Brewing Company, was created in December in an effort to help raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Only 2,000, 22-ounce bottles were filled with the rest of a 60-gallon batch put on tap at eight Long Island breweries.
It officially hit the shelves on Jan. 23 with a retail tag of $16.00 a bottle — money raised is set to be donated to Long Island Cares and Oceanside-based Barrier Brewing, which was wiped out by the October storm.
Tim Fennelly, owner of Classic Beverage, said sales of the beer went pretty well.
"Everyone is in the mode of doing charity stuff," he said.
Fennelly said the beer, which is 5 percent alcohol by volume, is smooth and easy to drink.
"It's a middle of the road beer for the general population.
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