LIRR-themed beer makes summer in Penn Station a little less hellish
This summer in New York City has been dubbed the “Summer of Hell,” for many reasons (including the extreme, stifling heat), but mainly for the long train delays caused by Penn Station’s emergency track repairs.
Commuting has been an absolute nightmare for New Yorkers, but one brewing company is capitalizing on the disaster by making Penn Station commuters’ travel just a little less awful.
Blue Point Brewing Company is releasing a new beer exclusively available in Penn Station, aptly named “Delayed.”
Myself, our brewers and our employees have spent a lot of time delayed in Penn Station waiting for the train back to Long Island, albeit with a beer happily in hand, Blue Point President Todd Ahsmann told Long Island Press. Since the delays are expected to increase during construction, we figured we would brew a beer perfect for that extended wait This beer should hold you over while you wait for the train but provide just enough bite to keep you critical of current state of transit.
According to the New York Post, Ahsmann and his brew master came up with the boozy idea while waiting at Penn Station for a delayed train to Patchogue can’t get any more inspired than that.
It was a one-beer delay, said Ahsmann. Well, for my brew master, it was two beers.
The company describes the beer as, “a blend of floral, spicy hops for subtle apple and lemon-lime aroma, balanced by slight honey notes from a creamy malt body.”
Ashmann told the New York Post,We wanted something a little more drinkable, and we wanted a little bit of bitterness to represent the mood that most people at Penn have right now.” When it comes to everyone’s mood in Penn Station, “bitter” is quite the understatement.
The 16-ounce can is designed to look just like the Long Island Rail Road schedule board, and according to Grub Street, will debut in Penn Station’s Shake Shack on Monday, Aug. 14 before becoming available elsewhere in the station.
So finish off the summer semi-right by grabbing a cold “Delayed” while waiting for your delayed train in a hot train station. Ahh…refreshing.