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Where to Find the Best Brews

March 12, 2021

While Long Island is famously known for it’s great wineries, it is also home to an extraordinarily hopping brewery scene!  From the North Shore to the South Shore to all the way out East, the breweries across Long Island each capture part of the Long Island culture while putting their own individually creative flare into each craft beer.

Check out many of the brewery options for tastings and tours today:

Loyal to the Soil at Lithology Brewing Co.

Home to Long Island’s famous Loyal to the Soil IPA, Lithology Brewing Co. has an affinity for teaming up with local businesses like Long Island Strong and local agriculture programs to create Long Island beer masterpieces while giving back to the community.

Golden Service at Six Harbors Brewing Company

Six Harbors Brewing Company in Huntington literally has the most “golden” service when you come on by for a beer.  The brewery’s very own squad of golden retriever puppies will bring your brews right to you!

Harbor Hops & Happenings at Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

Inspired by the beauty of the North Fork & the Long Island Sound, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company creates each beer and can design to reflect the vibrant life and values of the locals on the North Fork. You can find all the best seasonal beers at one of their two brewery locations in both Peconic & Greenport!

Bay Inspired Brews at Oyster Bay Brewing Co.

Oyster Bay Brewing Co. blends the new world & traditional ways of making beer to pay the ultimate homage to the nautical history of Long Island’s Gold Coast when crafting up some of our favorites. They are also the creative mind behind the Islanders hockey team’s official Long Island beer, Barn Rocker Ale!

Two in One at Great South Bay Brewery & Ghost Brewing Company

When you got to Great South Bay Brewery, you will always be greeted with an ever changing list of new & innovative beers & spiked seltzers named after some of the island’s best summer spots. One of the best kept secrets about visiting this brewery is that if you walk to the back, you will find the doors to another brewery, Ghost Brewing Company! Ghost Brewing company takes unconventional flavors and incorporates them into unforgettable beers, like their Peanut Butter & Banana Nitro Double Cream Ale!

By the Boardwalk at Bright Eye Beer Company

There is nothing better after a sunset bike cruise on the Long Beach boardwalk than to grab a pizza and head into Bright Eye Beer Company for a beer. Grab a Faded Tan Amber Ale after a day in the sun and enjoy some of the unique art Bright Eye has curated on site from local artists!

Pints at the Farthest Point at Montauk Brewing Co.

Get wavy with a Wave Chaser IPA out at the farthest point of Long Island in Montauk at Montauk Brewing Company’s tasting room. Montauk Brewing infuses the beach life into each creation so you can drink like a local when you visit the end.

Sippin’ like a Sailor at Port Jefferson Brewing Company

Set sail on a brew tour with a flight or two up in Port Jefferson at Port Jefferson Brewing Company! Grab a growler to go of your favorite and while you still have flights on your mind, take a stroll just down the street to check out the brand new public art piece known as the Port Jefferson Wings.

IP-YAY All Day at Garvies Point Craft Brewery

For those beer lovers who thoroughly enjoy complex IPA’s, rich mosaics and sour crafts, Garvies Point Craft Brewery is a must. The brewery’s brilliant brewing ideas are so big that the tasting room will be doubling in size by 2022, which means more room for you and all your brewery connoisseurs!

Get Toasty at Blue Point Brewing Company

One of Long Island’s most famous, delicious beers is the Toasted Lager from Blue Point Brewing Company, so if you have not had it yet, you are missing out on a craft beer staple. Blue Point also is well known for capturing the flavor of all four seasons and turning them each into their own ales, so they have your happy hour beer craving covered all year round.

Creating Community at Long Ireland Beer Company

Brewing with the heart & soul of Long Island and a touch of Irish flare, Long Ireland Beer Company in Riverhead has grown from humble beginnings with a local grassroots audience to being a well known brewer in the North East. Not only is the ever changing beer menu superb, but the community focused initiatives of the brewery have created a huge draw. Long Ireland has their own Mug Club, Running Club, pot luck nights, live music, charity events and other activities that bring Long Island beer lovers together in unique, fun ways.

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