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Kills Spree: A Boozy Sail to Staten Island

  • Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal New York, NY (map)

WHAT: Kills Spree: A Boozy Sail to Staten Island With Kills Boro Brewing
WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Note: We’ll be taking the 12:30 p.m. ferry.
WHERE: Staten Island Ferry (Whitehall Terminal) (Note: We’ll be holding a sign in the boarding area.)

Staten Island might be New York City’s final frontier for beer, the borough you never quite find time to visit.

Today, we’re going to remedy that with Kills Spree, a boozy sail to Staten Island with Kills Boro Brewing Company.

Haven’t heard of Kills Boro? It’s Philip Gardner, Patrick Wade and Sean Torres, former members of area homebrew club Pour Standards. In September, they installed a 10-barrel brewery beside the Craft House Bar, one of Staten Island’s best. They make beers like Lei, a tropical cream ale crammed with toasted coconut, and juicy, hazy single-hopped IPAs.

We’ll meet the founders in Manhattan, at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, where they’ll come toting plenty of Kills Boro beer. Once we’re aboard we’ll commence with the booze cruise of your dreams—for 25 minutes or so. In Staten Island, the Kills Boro crew will Pied Piper us on a 15-minute walk to the brewery, where you’ll get a private behind-the-scenes tour and try plenty of tank-fresh beer.

Afterward, you can set sail around the corner to Flagship Brewing to try more locally brewed beer, or take some Kills Boro brews back to the ferry to create your own private booze cruise.

I’ll be leading the tour. And wearing fanciful nautical gear.