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Profits generated from the Seaport Museum's annual Maritime Festival are allocated to the restoration and maintenance of "Bug Light" (Long Beach Bar Lighthouse). Katharine Schroeder Photo

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. will unveil a brand new beer in tribute to the Long Beach Bar “Bug Light” Lighthouse in time for the Greenport Maritime Festival.

Bug Light Ale, a German-stlye kolsch made with lager yeast, will debut at A Land & Sea Greenport Gala on Friday, Sept. 19.

“We expect it to be a nice, approachable, really easy drinking beer,” said brewery co-owner Rich Vandenburgh. “It has a straw yellow hue to it and a noticeable hoppiness, but not an extreme hoppiness. ”

The brewery is making 60 kegs of the beer, which will be delivered to restaurants on Sept. 19 and served that night at the Land & Sea Greenport Gala, the opening party of the Greenport Maritime Festival.

“It’s going to be the freshest beer you have this month,” Vandenburgh said.

A portion of its sales will go to the East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation, the festival’s primary beneficiary.

The gala kicks off at 6 p.m., on the harbor front in Greenport. Tickets, which are $75 each, can be purchased here.

Keep checking for all the Maritime Festival happenings.