03/18/14 12:40pm
03/18/2014 12:40 PM
Jeff McKay, co-owner of Vines & Hops Café in Riverhead, with the store’s remaining bottle of the 2012 Vertical Epic brew, currently on sale for $200. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Jeff McKay, co-owner of Vines & Hops Café in Riverhead, with the store’s remaining bottle of the 2012 Vertical Epic brew, currently on sale for $200. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Local craft beer lovers now have an opportunity to get their hands on the final part of an epic brewing journey.

The Stone Brewing Company in Escondido, Calif., embarked on a 12-year brewing process in 2001 for a series of beers called “Vertical Epic,” one of which is now offered at Vines & Hops Café in Riverhead.

After selling one bottle of the 2012 batch the day it came in, Vines & Hops co-owner Jeff McKay said he’s selling the other for $200.

Read more about the brew on northforker.com