New beer called 'DELAYED' aims to quench commuters' thirst during NYC's 'summer of hell'

PATCHOGUE, Long Island (WABC) -- New York City train commuters can cool off their "summer of hell" with a new beer appropriately named Delayed.

The Long Island-based Blue Point Brewery is launching the new brew Monday afternoon in Penn Station.

The brewery posted:
Great news - your train is DELAYED. And whether it's 2 minutes or 2 hours, it's scientifically proven that delays are the bane of any New Yorker's existence. But fear not, we've brewed the ultimate beer to get you through the Summer of Hell: DELAYED PILSNER.

Blue Point president Todd Ahsmann says he and his employees have spent plenty of time at the Manhattan station waiting for delayed Long Island Rail Road trains to take them back home. The brewery came up with the idea after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said construction at Penn Station could result in a "summer of hell" for commuters.

Here are the beer's specs Blue Point:

About DELAYED: Brewed with a blend of floral, spicy hops for subtle apple and lemon-lime aroma, DELAYED Pilsner is balanced by slight honey notes from a creamy malt body. The result is a crisp, drinkable Pilsner that will make your crowded, frustrating, too-much-body-heat-filled delay just a bit more bearable.
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 30
Malts: Weyerman Pils, Carafoam, Carared
Hops: Magnum, Motueka, Saaz, Hallertau

The can's design resembles Penn Station's departure board, with Long Island destinations followed by the word "delayed."

An MTA spokesman released a statement on the beer saying: "It's taking a massive effort for LIRR to provide reliable service during Amtrak's summer repairs at Penn. Thankfully the delays that were feared during Amtrak's summer repairs at Penn so far haven't been that bad - hopefully this beer won't be either."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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