Coney Island Lager

This post is a guest review courtesy Bob at You can also find Bob on Twitter. If me awful memory serves me correctly, Bob and I met via twitter. In any event, he wrote a good review, so take a gander!
Hurry, Hurry, Step right up to Coney Island Lager by Shmaltz Brewing Co,
Saratoga Springs, NY. – 5.5% ABV

I picked this beer out based solely on the Label, which is a combo of a Cheshire cat/tattooed carney. I guess this means I have a soft spot for sideshow freaks
and bearded ladies.

The beer pours without much head, (if I’m doing it correctly) it comes out a rich caramel color with a slight cloud.

The smell is a good hoppy smell. The label says it’s made from 8 different malts and 6 different hops. I believe it. I’m salivating, because this is the longest
interval I’ve ever had between opening a beer and drinking it.

After the initial sip, it seems very carbonated and has a rich taste w/ soft undertones of caramel almost a slightly sweet after taste. The flavor is not very heavy or complex, but it is certainly delicious. I would definitely buy this again.

Proceeds from the beer go to Coney Island USA 501(c)(3) to help support lost forms of American art and culture. You can’t go wrong with a good beer for a good cause.

Thanks for reading and thanks to Lost for the opportunity to do this guest review.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

1 thought on “Coney Island Lager”

  1. The Face is a takeoff on Coney Island's famous Funny Face. It was the symbol of Steeplechase Park, the Funny Place. There are so many different versions of the Face that if you come to Coney Island, you'd probably find it on a dozen different T shirts. I like the idea of a grinning Cheshire Cat tattooed carny though. Cheers!

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