Coney Island, Though Going to Shit, Is Still Available in Beer Form

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One of our favorite local brewers, Schmaltz, is now introducing Coney Island Human Blockhead to stores. The beautiful thing about this “tough-as-nails lager” (besides the fact that it incorporates six varieties of hops — from European to American Pacific Northwest) is that it’s named after the Coney Island Sideshow’s infamous emcee, Donny Vomit — so if pounding 22-ounce bottles gets the better of you, you’ve done the beer justice, in a way. Sadly, the way Coney Island is going, it looks like your deli fridge is the last place you’ll be able to get a taste of what our sword-swallower friend Heather Holliday (another face of Coney Island Lager) lovingly calls Coney-baloney.