Following ‘the Patchogue model’ made famous—and profitable—by Blue Point Brewing Company’s success on the Great South Bay, Riverhead emerges as a craft beer destination at the mouth of the Peconic River.
What happens when Long Island breweries collaborate with their city counterparts? Magic.
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.
Hi-Ho Pale Ale, brewed by women and available this summer for limited release at BrickHouse Brewery in Patchogue.
Attendees were able to meet the chefs and brewers who were happy to chat about their craft. The rustic setting of the barn at the Topping Rose House provided the ideal backdrop to showcase the delicious marriage between local beer and pork. Perhaps the typical pretzel necklace at beer festivals will soon be replaced by a bacon bracelet.
Lauri Spitz, the lady of the brewery, has become the face of a new generation of women in the craft beer business.