There was a time in this site’s history when we tried to cover every corner of New York’s exciting and ever-changing food beverage industry. We had an entire team of beer writers. We even had some food writers along the way.
Then I decided to scale back and focus almost exclusively on wine — with Gibson sticking around writing beer reviews for us here and there. That was the going-forward plan until I got to talking with my friend Terence Daly the other day.
I met Terence when we were both working at Brewology. He drove and continues to drive one of the best beer programs on Long Island and I put together the restaurant’s initial wine list. The restaurant and I have since parted ways, but I’ve kept in touch with Terence and now I’m excited that he’s agreed to join the team to share his knowlege and experience with New York beer.
Terence grew up on the south shore of Long Island in the postcard town of Sayville. Summers spent gardening, fishing,clamming, crabbing with his grandfather and cooking with his grandfather was the start of his love of all things food and beer. It also helped that after cleaning the last flounder and patching up the cuts from pulling up razor clams with our feet, his grandfather would sneak a Coors Light to his grandson. It’s not the most crafty beer in the world but the seed had been planted.