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1940’s Brewing Company: Built on a History of Brewing

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1940's Brewing Company Charlie Becker in Taste of Long Island Brewery

History runs deep for 1940’s Brewing Company

Charlie Becker recently launched 1940’s Brewing Company out of A Taste of Long Island in Farmingdale, but brewing has always been part of his family heritage. His great grandfather worked for a New York brewery and helped Becker’s father Walter Becker get into the U.S. Brewing Academy. 1940 was a big year in the Becker family, as it saw Walter graduate from the academy and marry his wife. He went on to become the assistant brewmaster at Rheingold Beer and worked there for 41 years.

Charlie Becker still recalls his fathers career proudly and even brought photo albums of him on the job when we met him at AToLI .1940’s Brewing Co. is aiming to continue the family brewing lineage, as Charlie honed his craft while homebrewing with daughter Anne Marie. His son Joseph created the logo, artwork and branding for 1940’s, further keeping it “all in the family”. The Becker’s have relatives that come from Germany, Ireland and Austria so 1940’s plans to brew a mix of American and European styles, as a tribute. Becker does not want his beers to be too extreme saying, “we just want to brew a good product that people are going to enjoy.”

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Written by A+K

January 17th, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Barrage Brewing Company Tasting Room Grand Opening – July 19, 2014

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Barrage Brewing Company has had their doors open since January of this year, thanks to a lot of hard work by owner Steve Pominski and a little help from Kickstarter, but there is now a new addition to the brewery: a place to enjoy the beer. Pominski and longtime friend Al Nappi have had the brewery under construction for the past couple months and the tasting room is now (softly) open for business. The official grand opening celebration will be on July 19.


Barrage Brewing Company's New Tasting Room

Barrage Brewing Company’s New Tasting Room

New, expanded hours include Friday from 4-8 pm, in addition to their current hours of 1-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Instead of waiting in the brewery for growler fills, customers will be now able to both fill their growlers and enjoy pints and sample glasses from the 8 tap system in the new tasting room. Though the area is small, seating is available and there are even some bar stools upholstered with horse hair, we kid you not. The personal nature makes it feel like a true garage bar aka bar-rage. Hey, that’s the name of the brewery.


Owner and Brewmaster Steve Pominski Contemplates His Work

Owner and Brewmaster Steve Pominski Contemplates His Work

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Written by A+K

July 18th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Long Island Potato Stout – Blind Bat Brewery (2012)

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BLC Says:
Long Island Potato Stout by Blind Bat Brewery is their offering in the category of “dry stout”. The beer is brewed using organically-grown, local, Long Island potatoes. These potatoes are boiled, mashed, and then added in the “mash” phase of the brewing process during which, a mix of milled grain (typically malted barley with supplementary grains or adjuncts such as corn, sorghum, rye or wheat), known as the “grain bill“, and water, known as “liquor”, are combined and heated. Brewing the beer by this process is why it is branded with the charming tagline “Twice Mashed”. You may ask yourself, “Why brewed with potatoes?” to which Blind Bat Brewery responds, “Potatoes add sugars that supply dryness to this extra-dry stout.”, on the beers well designed label.

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Written by A+K

March 31st, 2013 at 4:05 pm