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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01/30/14 5:00pm
01/30/2014 5:00 PM
RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Lauri and Matt Spitz, co-owners of Moustache Brewing Co.

RACHEL YOUNG PHOTO | Lauri and Matt Spitz, co-owners of Moustache Brewing Co.

Almost two years after its owners launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to start a craft brewery, Moustache Brewing Company made its official debut last weekend. The start-up venture in Riverhead, which is owned by East Islip couple Matt and Lauri Spitz, was a vendor at the annual Long Island Nano Cask Ale Festival in Rocky Point Jan. 25 and 26. “We had an awesome response to our beers,” Ms. Spitz said. “A lot of people kept coming back to try them.” (more…)