The Women of Craft Beer; Hear Them Roar

In our holiday issue, Sophia del Gigante profiled four women who are making inroads into the once male-dominated world of craft beer. Lauri Spitz of Moustache Brewing Co., Shelby Poole of Morrison’s and Jackson’s gastropubs and Amanda Danielsen and Succety Lara or Hoptron Brewtique are strong and invincible for sure, but they are not alone. Long Island is rapidly becoming a hotbed for fledgling women in the craft beer industry.

Good Beer, Great Adventure

Good Beer is much different than traditional Long Island beer festivals. Instead of a couple guys in shorts and walkie-talkies, you have suited security with earpieces. No tent for Good Beer, we were in a posh New York City venue. The level of detail and production that goes into planning the event made it a truly unique and special occasion.

Moustache Brewing Co. Builds on a Solid Start

Moustache released Mojito Pale Ale, a light and minty summertime staple from their days as home brewers, in June. The brewery followed with July IPA, the latest installment in an aptly named monthly series of IPAs, brewed with all English malts and hops; Franco ‘Murica Pale Ale, a drier, peppery version of One Drop with a French saison yeast and Ginger Blueberry Tripel, which “smells like blueberry muffins,” Lauri says.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company Opens New Peconic Brewery With Special Brews and a Treat for Those Who Stayed Late

Most notably, on tap was #5, an anniversary Belgian dubbel fermented with tart cherries. Liegey accurately described it as “clean, nice, refreshing; didn’t hang on the palate.” Bitter Monk, a wheat beer using trappist yeast, was the first offering from new brewer Joe Hayes and a crowd favorite. Later in the evening, a keg of their Baltic Porter, which had been aged for two years was unveiled as a treat for those who had stuck around.