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New York brewery launches L train-themed beer

January 24, 2019 By Sara Bosworth Brooklyn Daily Eagle

A leaked memo from the MTA revealed that wait times for the L train this summer could be longer than ever at “40 minutes or more.” But would-be commuters now have the option to drown their sorrows in a mood-appropriate beverage.

Yes, a New York brewing company is launching an L train themed-beer.

Blue Point, a Long-Island based brewery, is unveiling a new helles style lager called “What the L?” this spring. (Editor’s Note: Cracking a cold one on the subway may be tempting, but it will likely result in a summons.)

The branding extends to the artwork, as the company has tapped New York-based graphic artist Winston Tseng for the design.

Tseng’s satirical projects — including a poster of a Red Sox fan reading “Keep NYC Trash Free” and a faux-MTA Service Update informing commuters that every train will be delayed at all hours, every day of the year — have been installed in subway stations and sidewalks around the city.

The “What the L?” lager is scheduled to drop this April, shutdown or no shutdown.

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