News for Long Island Craft Beer Locavores

News for Long Island Craft Beer Locavores

  • Pumpkin beers may be on every tap handle, but it still feels like summer at Port Jeff Brewing Company. Stop by the tasting room near the water, and enjoy warm-weather brews like Waterfront Wheat, White’s Beach Wit, and Peach Wheat. Pick up a growler before the cool winds blow in. Can’t wait for the official start of fall on Monday? Port Jeff Brewing also has Boo Brew on tap, a pumpkin ale made with “organic pumpkin, molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, and our secret specialty spices.”

  • Long Ireland Brewing has been busy this summer. After releasing Trinity IPA, brewed with Magnum, Simcoe and Amarillo hops for #IPADay, it introduced it’s first lager, Polish Town Pilsner to honor the 40th anniversary of the Polish Town Festival in Riverhead. Only 300 bottles were available for sale at the tasting room, but it can still be found on tap. And then the big one:: Get ready for Long Ireland’s annual Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day party at the brewery. Admission is free, and the festival includes live music, food, and of course, fresh cold beer. The party takes place tomorrow, September 20, from 1–6 PM.

  • Our neighbor up north, The Bronx Brewery, is expanding its workforce, seeking an outside sales rep to help its business grow. The brewery is also finishing up its new brew house and tasting room. A grand opening date will be announced soon—oh, those pesky bureaucratic inspections.

  • Speaking of tasting rooms, even though Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. held the grand opening celebration, its still in the final stages of construction of the secondary, and expanded, brewing facility and tasting room in Peconic. Expect an expansion of the brewery’s beer throughout Long Island and the Tri-State Area. We have no doubt the tasting room will be a must-visit North Fork destination. We predict 2015 will be the Year of Greenport Harbor. Do whales roar?