06/25/15 9:04pm
06/25/2015 9:04 PM
Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the Long Island beer scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’  (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the Long Island beer scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’ (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Riverhead is growing a beard to go along with its mustache.

Inspired by the success of other small Riverhead beer companies like Moustache Brewing Co., start-up brewery Long Beard Brewing Co. signed a lease to rent space at an old fire station in Riverhead this morning. The brewery will be located at the former second street firehouse in downtown Riverhead.

Co-owner Paul Carlin said no opening date has been set, though he and business partner Craig Waltz are looking at March 2016.

“It’s kind of hard to say. It’s impossible to predict. The licensing process itself could take up to nine months,” Carlin said. “But we’re very, very excited.”

Read the full story on northforker.com.

12/23/14 5:39pm
12/23/2014 5:39 PM
Brian Zimmerman inspects his barley crop on Twomey Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Brian Zimmerman inspects his barley crop on Twomey Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Already being hailed as a “fanatic idea” for the local craft beer industry, plans are in the works to bring Long Island’s first malted barley production facility to Riverhead by the summer.

In the coming months, the Brian Zimmerman is hoping to find a location in Riverhead where he could establish the Island’s first malt house, which is considered a missing component to the region’s emerging craft breweries and their goals of using all locally grown products.

Zimmerman, the owner of Z’ Barrel House, said the company is looking to grow and process its own barley, rye and wheat for area breweries by July.

And he’s already planted the seeds.

Read more at northforker.com.

12/11/14 2:53pm
12/11/2014 2:53 PM
Crooked Ladder Brewing Company co-owner Duffy Griffiths unloads empty barrels as his sales manager Nate Payne brings them inside to be washed and filled. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Crooked Ladder Brewing Company co-owner Duffy Griffiths unloads empty barrels as his sales manager Nate Payne brings them inside to be washed and filled. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The rise of the craft beer industry in the past few years has been well documented by the national media.

In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Budweiser is shifting its marketing strategy to combat the proliferation of microbreweries — and even smaller nanobreweries — and enhance its appeal to a younger audience as loyal Bud fans age and a new generation of beer lovers gravitates toward specialty brews. (more…)

10/06/14 4:00pm
10/06/2014 4:00 PM

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Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway. We are giving away great prizes through rafflecopter that only take a second to enter multiple times. Founders Tavern in Southold is our latest partner. Enter to win a $100 gift certificate to this wonderful North Fork favorite. Founders Tavern not only serves up delicious food but has an extensive collection of craft beers in the Tap Room.

You can enter until Monday, October 13th at 2:00PM.

 

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09/30/14 11:03am
09/30/2014 11:03 AM

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Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway. We are giving away great prizes through rafflecopter that only take a second to enter multiple times. East Wind – Caterers, Inn & Spa is our latest partner. Enter to win (2) tickets to Craft & Courses at Desmond’s Restaurant at the East Wind. Four courses of delicious food paired with four Long Island craft beers. Wednesday, October 15th.

You can enter until Tuesday, October 6th at 2:00PM.
 

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