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Oyster Bay Brewing Company IPA

Reviewing IPAs can become quite redundant.  They’re all hoppy, bitter, citrusy, whatever.  I love the style, but it’s prevalence at the beer store can be overwhelming.  There are multitudes of styles, with brewers using ...



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Long Island Welcomes SingleCut Beersmiths

Last week SingleCut Beersmiths of Astoria, Queens started selling its beer on Long Island. Although there was no bridge separating Long Islanders from the in-house brewed beers of SingleCut, it took them a couple of years to es...



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Upcoming Long Island Beer Events: February and March Edition

These days Long Island is laden with breweries, taprooms, wine bars and a ton of strip malls. Most nights there’s no shortage of tap-takeovers or tasting room events for the beer lover. There’s also been a huge spike in...



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Long Island “Fresh Hop” Ales Forced Me to Reset My Expectations

Several months ago, Long Island was bombarded with an explosion of “wet hop” beers from our various local breweries. Lenn and I came up with this crazy idea to taste all of them and with a few emails and some miles ...



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Blue Point Brewery Sold to Anheuser-Busch

If you’re from Long Island or live here now, there’s a good chance you’ve gulped down a few Blue Point Brewing Toasted Lagers in your day. Heck, it may have even been your introduction to craft beer.  According to brewer...




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Upcoming January Long Island Beer Dinners

Do you drink beer? Do you eat food? Do you enjoy aforementioned activities? Well, you’re in luck if you’re ready to forget that dreamy beach body and drop all New Year’s resolutions for these calorie-filled local beer-eve...



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Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace

This little 750 ml beauty comes from Brooklyn Brewery. One of the brewery’s regional sales reps and I were discussing local distribution on the East End of Long Island at an event back in the spring. He mentioned that some ...



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New York-Grown Beer: Will Brewers Support Farmers… Who Will Then Support Brewers?

Originally, this post was going to be about locally grown hops, and what Long Island breweries were doing with them. But after talking with a handful of people in the industry — mainly brewers and hop farmers — I wa...



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A Visit to the Newly Opened Crooked Ladder Brewing Company

Last month, Crooked Ladder Brewing Company opened its doors at 70 West Main Street in downtown Riverhead. The building’s brick facade sports the brewery’s name above open bay doors, inviting the passerby inside for a ta...



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Farm to Pint Provides Local Breweries with Local Ingredients

Last weekend I realized how lucky I am. I was raised, and live, in a small farming community. The farms and people that call the North Fork of Long Island home are a huge part of my life. My life is actually dependent on it. Mo...