Long Island beer inspired by LIRR delays

- Cool off with a new kind of beer coming to Penn Station next week.

"Perfectly refreshing so I don't worry about waiting and a little bitterness at the end so I don't get complacent," Blue Point Brewery president Todd Ahsmann said.

The pilsner is dubbed Delayed and it is designed to look like the LIRR schedule board that many commuters have seen this summer with Amtrak's repair work. 

Blue Point Brewing Company came up with the idea waiting for a delayed train to Patchogue, home to the brewery.

"Everybody's dealt with the frustration of a delay. If we can give the beer drinkers a little relief through a good beer and something to drink while they pass the time, I think that was the goal," brew master Dan Jansen said. "It's got a lot of malt character, the right amount of hop aroma." The brewery is canning 200 cases in the first run.

The new age German-style pilsner blends floral, spice and honey to give it a refreshing taste.

Asked to comment about the beer, an MTA spokesperson told Fox 5 the delays that were feared during Amtrak's summer repairs at Penn so far haven't been that bad -- hopefully, this beer won't be either.

"I'm not a beer drinker but I like the concept and think it's fun," said one commuter.

The beer will start as a Penn Station exclusive and may make its way to local bars. 

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