Uniondale, NY (August 11, 2022) – The New York Riptide have announced today that the team will host the Inaugural Big Wave Beer Festival Presented by Westhampton Beach Brewing Company on Sunday, September 25 at 1-4 p.m. at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh. The festival will feature live music, food, appearances by New York Riptide players and dance team members, NFL Sunday football, and some of Long Island’s favorite craft breweries including New York Riptide Craft Beer Partner Westhampton Beach Brewing Company, Lost Farmer Brewing Co., Po’ Boy Brewery, Rebel Hard Coffee, Sand City Brewing Co., South Shore Craft Brewery, and 18th Ward Brewing. Additional breweries are being added daily, so stay tuned to New York Riptide social media pages for updates.
“We are thrilled to launch our Big Wave Beer Festival as we feature the amazing small businesses within our local community,” said Rich Lisk, Executive Vice President, GF Sports & Entertainment. “Last year we had the opportunity to launch our very own Riptide Double IPA with our friends at Westhampton Beach Brewing Company, and as we learned about the remarkable craftsmanship needed to brew these beers, we thought it was important to highlight all of the incredible people doing this around Long Island.”
Ticket packages will start at $45 and each ticket purchased includes a custom 7-ounce tasting cup. VIP packages can be purchased for $75 and will include a custom 7-ounce tasting cup, one hour of early access, a private VIP lounge area, a private Q&A panel with the brewmasters hosted by Riptide PA Announcer Colin Cosell, and a commemorative New York Riptide gift.
Tickets are available now at www.newyorkriptide.com/bigwave or by calling Senior Account Executive Scott Cahill for a special discounted rate at 516-512-2620. Local craft breweries that are interested in participating can call Senior Account Executive Scott Cahill at 516-512-2620.
About the New York Riptide
The New York Riptide are a professional box lacrosse team based in Uniondale, New York. The Riptide are one of 15 teams competing in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest and most successful professional lacrosse property in the world. The team has been competing in the NLL since 2019, plays their home games at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and will return to the floor in December 2022. Last offseason, the Riptide hired NLL Hall of Famer Jim Veltman as general manager and five-time NLL champion Dan Ladouceur as head coach. The team also signed four-time NLL All-Pro Callum Crawford and selected two-time Tewaaraton Trophy nominee Jeff Teat with the first overall pick in the NLL draft. For more information on New York Riptide lacrosse, please visit www.newyorkriptide.com or follow the Riptide on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok @NewYorkRiptide