Talented hobbyists went pro, veteran brewers struck out on their own and industry leaders diversified, adapting to changing tastes and emerging trends. Noticing this larger shift, I decided to write a book about the visiting the region’s breweries, working with photographer Bethany Bandera on The Great Northeast Brewery Tour, which Voyageur Press will publish at the end of the year.
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And although the Ale House is still evolving—Rutan is working on adding more Long Island wines to the menu and plans to change the food specials roughly every 15 days—both men clearly share a vision for their young business.
Peconic Beverage quenches an evolving thirst.
Craft beer bars multiply to meet demand.
A rapidly growing brewery still relies on place-based experimentation. “The Great South Bay—how does it taste?” Jeff Glassman shouts his question over the roar of a single outboard motor. His cousin Bert Fernandez is busy steering our small craft across the wide, choppy stretch of open water, attempting to beat the sunset back to Bay […]
Charting a beer trail across Long Island. Ask a beer geek where to go for great American brews and he or she will tell you Oregon, Colorado or maybe California. Long Island, often considered the refuge of beach bums and celebrity homeowners, probably wouldn’t make the top of anyone’s list. Historically, it’s enticed more wine […]