Spider Bite Queen Melba’s Imperial Brown Ale
Melissa “Melba” Barrett namesake of Melba’s Toasted Brown Ale officially has earned her coronation due to her graphic art skills and work. It is with our pleasure that we commemorate with Spider Bite Queen Melba’s Imperial Brown Ale. Long live the Queen.
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Spider Bite Beer Company
Spider Bite Beer Company’s brewmaster and Co-founder Larry Goldstein was born and raised on Long Island, but after getting his biology degree at SUNY Stony Brook he headed to Atlanta, Georgia to study Chiropractic. It was during this time that he discovered his love and passion for craft beer. He traveled the country visiting breweries, hosting beer tastings, home brewing his own beer and entering and judging beer competitions. Larry wrote articles and a tasting column for the Southern Brew News as well amassing notebooks of over 5,000 individual beer reviews. Things changed however when he began assistant brewing at a local brewpub. After more than a decade of running his chiropractic practice, he moved back to his hometown of Nesconset, NY with his wife and four daughters.
The idea and name, Spider Bite Beer Company, was conceived back in 2008, along with co-founder and friend Anthony LiCausi, after a summer of too many bug bites. During the past year Spider Bite has released a number of beer from the pale ale family, stouts, saisons, and a very well received Wee Heavy. In their first year of business, Robert’s Spider Wee Heavy, coupled with their Eight Legged RyePA and Boris the Spider Russian Imperial Stout, earned them the 2012 FX Matt Memorial Cup for “Best Craft Brewery” in NY State.