Long Ireland celebrate’s St. Pats, debuts new pipe band

Daniel Stark, 8, of East Quogue pretends to drum with the band.

The Long Ireland brewery in Polish Town had a small kick-off for St. Patrick’s Day Saturday.

The newly formed pipe band called Long Ireland Pipes and Drums — most of the members were formerly with the Peconic War Pipes, which is on haitus — had its local debut as well.

The band, sponsored by the company, played two weeks ago at the NYC Craft Beer Festival.

“We didn’t want that band to end, and it was unthinkable that we wouldn’t be playing on St. Patrick’s Day,” said band vice president Paul LeFebvre.

The band played several numbers in the brewery’s tasting room as guests filmed it on their smart phones.

The band practices there during tasting room hours on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons.

Daniel Stark, 8, of East Quogue, dressed in his leprechaun costume from last Halloween, pretended to drum with the band. Tasting Room pourers Patrick Keller and Kelly Kleo gave out tastes of Celtic Ale, Pale Ale, Raspberry Wheat, Breakfast Stout, sold bottles of Double India Pale Ale and filled growlers.

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