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Not only does this give people an awesome place to hang out in Farmingdale, it also frees up time for Pominski to make more beer. Turns out it’s kind of hard to brew and fill growlers, but with the brewery and tasting room now separate it allows him to produce beer while someone else mans the taps.
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.
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.
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company will be hosting the grand opening of its new Peconic brewery on July 12, but there’s an expansion going on behind the scenes too. DJ Swanson, head brewer since Greenport’s inception five years ago, is now accompanied by Joe Hayes, former brewmaster at Black Forest Brew Haus in Farmingdale.
A brewery incubator is coming to Farmingdale, but the address should be familiar to many. A Taste of Long Island, the incubator kitchen and local food market run by Jim Thompson with his daughter Courtney, will be home to the next wave of nano-breweries to hit Long Island.