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The Perfect Parrish Shandy

Kidd Squid releases its newest brew today, honoring the 125th of the Parrish. (Image courtesy of Kidd Squid Brewing)

Leave it to Kidd Squid to find a way to turn suds into celebration.

On tap tonight, the Parrish Art Museum presents their foamy fête, “Art of the Brew,” bringing together East End craft breweries for a night of exciting sipping. And just to make the occasion even more special, Kidd Squid will debut their tribute to the 125th Anniversary of the Water Mill-based art institution, Parrish Pale Ale.

“Kidd Squid’s founder Gráinne Coen and I have long been supporters of East End institutions. In creating Kidd Squid, a key tenet of our plan was to highlight and give back to these all-important organizations,” says co-owner and brewer, Rory McEvoy. 

According to McEvoy, the New York-grain sourced beer—which comes in a sky-blue, 16-ounce can to match the brand colors of the museum itself, natch—is meant to be a session-style pale ale (that is, lower alcohol) with a heavy tropical dry hop that makes for a bright but crushable easy-drinking beer.

“It is a limited run, celebrating Parrish Art Museum’s 125th anniversary,” says McEvoy. “We couldn’t be happier to be in partnership here, and look forward to developing iterations of the theme throughout the year with the museum.”

Also featured at Art of the Brew will be Riverhead’s übergeek, Springs Brewery, Moriches Field Brewing Company of Center Moriches, Blue Point Brewing Company of Patchogue, Long Island Farm Brewery from Manorville and Montauk Brewing Company. And for the no-abv crowd, pours of bubbly Spring in a Bottle from Wölffer Vineyard will be on hand, too (one of the only sincerely delicious non-alcoholic wines on the planet—yup, we stand by that!), alongside nibbles from Elegant Affairs and the Golden Pear.

“We are thrilled to be working so closely with so many breweries that not only made it through the pandemic—but are thriving. We are grateful for their interest in supporting the Museum and our mission to connect people to art and artists,” says Shariee Calderone, membership and annual fund director. “Organizing with the owners and brew masters from these wonderful breweries also creates an opportunity for the Parrish to reach and engage audiences that may not know us. The breweries in “Art of the Brew” have strong connections with their fans—we hope they come to experience this great party, see all that the Parrish has to offer and make the Parrish a new cultural destination.”

Nab your tickets here for tonight’s event, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m.. (And yes, you are 100 percent encouraged to roam the myriad galleries of the museum and experience the art, beer in hand.) If you can’t make it, Parrish Pale Ale will be served in the Museum Cafe from here on in, and in the near future, you’ll be able to buy a four-pack from Kidd Squid’s Sag Harbor tasting room, too (with 10 percent of the sale going directly to the Parrish—such nice squids!).

Pale ale is a great beer to choose when making a classic Shandy. Here, we’ve added a little extra zip by subbing the traditional lemonade with a citrusy kombucha (we like the version from Ferm up island in Oceanside). Samuel Longstreth Parrish would certainly approve.

Perfect Parrish Shandy

Prep Time 1 minute
Serves 1 cocktail


  • 3 oz Ferm Ginger Lemongrass Kombucha
  • 5 oz Kidd Squid Parrish Pale Ale
  • 1 lemon wedge


  • Pour in the kombucha.
  • Slowly top with Kidd Squid Parrish Pale Ale
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy!