Whales, Ales & Salty Tales 2019

From: 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM

What started out as a small evening event is growing this year into an all-out Craft Beer Festival. Taking place June 8, World Ocean’s Day, from 2 – 6 pm, this year’s indoor/outdoor tented event hopes to raise the much needed funds for museum education programs and camp scholarships. “As a private institution, we really rely on the generosity of our community to help subsidize the costs of our public education programs. Through donations, we’ve been able to offer full camp scholarships to our week-long summer camps, so no child is turned away. We’re hoping this event will help us expand such programming,” says Assistant Director and event organizer, Cindy Grimm. “With so many breweries on board already, we’re hoping this will be a great annual event!”

Participating breweries include: 1940s Brewing Company, 27A Brewing, Barrage Brewing Company, Blind Bat Brewery, Brickhouse Brewery, Destination Unknown, Oyster Bay Brewing Company, Po’Boy Brewery, Six Harbors Brewing Company, Spider Bite Brewing Company, W A Meadwerks, and Homebrew clubs B.E.E.R, L.I.B.M.E, and H.H.C.B.C. Along with dozens of craft beer tastings, guests will also enjoy musical sea shanties by Sampawam’s Creek, hourly whaleboat chats about what whaling was like in the 1850s, and “Ale Tales” in the workshop where brewers will share some of their brewing secrets. Participating Brewer Paul Dlugokencky, whose Blind Bat Brewery is opening soon in Centerport explains, “While I enjoy every step of the brewing process, the smoked beers are even more fun — depending on the recipe, I smoke some of the ingredients over various woods. One of those, which I expect to have at WA&ST, is my Old Walt Smoked Wit (named after our own Walt Whitman). It is a Belgian-inspired Wit Beer, but for this version, I smoke some of the wheat over mesquite.”

John’s Crazy Socks has signed on as the event sponsor. “We love the Whaling Museum because of the way it keeps us connected to our past and the maritime life around us,” explains co-founder Mark Cronin. “We like to organize social events outside of work for our colleagues and thought Whales, Ales & Salty Tales would be a fun time for all. Since we have a mission to spread happiness, it wasn’t a big step to decide to sponsor the event. We want to help the Museum reach as many people as possible." There are still more opportunities for local businesses to get involved. Interested companies can email Assistant Director, Cindy Grimm at for more information.

Tickets are available at the museum's website ( $35/$25 for museum members/$15 for designated drivers. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $45. Please note this is a 21 and over event; photo ID will be required for entry.

Saturday, June 8 at 2:00pm to 6:00pm

The Whaling Muesum & Education Center 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY


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Suffolk County



$35 online/$25 Museum Members/$15 Designated Driver/$45 door


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Chanicio 2/28/2019

seems like it's a real cognitive event, and I'd like to visit it. I guess I should ask for assistance with a college paper via while this interesting event will be going

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