Bay Street Brewery Showcases it’s Beers at the Celebrity “Wing Fight”
Bay Street’s own ‘Flagship Brewery’ donated its beer to a celebrity ‘Wing Fight Monday night. The celebrity ‘Wing Fight’ was a fundraiser held at Oakwood’s Canlon’s Restaurant for the Tommy Lindsey Supplemental Needs Fund , a Staten Island charity. The beer was generously donated by the Bay Street Brewery, which featured its own Flagship APA and flagship American Wit. Flagship opened it’s doors in May of 2014.
Staten Island has brewed before. It has a long history of brewing in the late 19th century, and a large commercial brewery called Rubsam & Hormann operated as recently as 1960. The borough briefly flirted with craft beer with the short-lived Yankee Brewing Company in the early 2000s. But after a decade hiatus, brewing is back on Staten Island.
On November 17, 2014 , Food Network’s veteran chefs Robert Burmeister and Ed Canlon held the 4 hour event with all its proceeds going to the charity. The idea was for the chefs to come together fighting for the best wings of the night. Chef Barret won the overall competition with Chef Clemenza in second and Chef Lou rounding off the top 3 wings for the night.
(This Way on Bay Founder Ettore Mazzei with celebrity chef Frank Bilotti enjoying Flagship Beer)
40 Minthorne Street, Staten Island, NY 10301 | 718 448 5284 | theflagshipbrewery.com
1825 North Railroad Avenue , Staten Island, NY, 10306 | 718 667 3013 | www.canlons.com