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Barrage Brewing: It’s Almost Go Time…

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It’s been a long road for Barrage Brewing the past couple years, but finally there is light at the end of the tunnel and beer in the fermenters. After months of construction, roadblocks from Suffolk County and a successful Kickstarter campaign, Barrage has now begun production in their Farmingdale, New York facility.

Owner Steve Pominski says they hope to open the doors this month and are well on their way to making sure the brewery is fully stocked. Craft beer bars and distributors are already eagerly waiting for kegs to be filled, so look for Barrage beer on tap across Long Island very soon. Additionally, Barrage Brewing will have tasting room hours and offer on site growler fills and merchandise. keep reading...

Written by A+K

January 9th, 2014 at 1:36 am

Visiting Newburgh Brewing Company – Newburgh, NY

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On a recent fall foliage trip to Mr. Apples, the weirdest little apple orchard you ever did encounter, we planned to take the scenic route home and hit up a few breweries. On the top of our list was the home of Newburgh Brewing Company, conveniently located about an hour and fifteen minutes from Manhattan. After spending a couple days checking out the craft beer scene in the New Paltz/Kingston area (including a visit to Keegan Ales), we headed back downstate to spend a little time in the sometimes sketchy Newburgh and it’s neighboring city, the sometimes hip Beacon, which we heard referred to as “the new Brooklyn” at least ten times. But anyway, this is all about Newburgh Brewery so we will save the upstate adventures for another time. keep reading...

Written by A+K

December 10th, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Port Jeff Brewing Company 2nd Anniversary Party – Saturday October 19, 2013

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Owner & Brewmaster Mike Philbrick celebrating his brewery’s 1st birthday
It’s hard to believe that just two short years ago a trip to the quaint waterfront town of Port Jefferson, Long Island couldn’t be capped off by a brewery visit. Thankfully, Port Jeff Brewing Company came in and changed all that. Replacing The Red Sled Christmas Shoppe (don’t worry Santa enthusiasts, they just moved to the Harbor Square Mall), PJBC became the first and only brewery in owner Mike Philbricks hometown. keep reading...

Brewing a Fresh Hop Ale with Long Ireland Beer Company

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Most brew days we have been a part of begin early and are usually fueled by a morning cup of coffee and a beer or two as the day progresses. Whether we are brewing with a fellow home brewer on a ten gallon system or observing a professional boil in a big burly kettle at their brewery, the process is fairly similar. It all starts with raw ingredients and ends with plenty of liquid that, after a little bit of time and attention, becomes beer. We recently had the opportunity to be there for Long Irelands fresh hop brew day, but this time we did not start out at the brewery. We took it back a step and began our day at Condzellas Farm, where the hops that would be used for brewing were being harvested. keep reading...

Written by A+K

September 18th, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Barrage Brewing: Doors Successfully Kicked (Almost) Open!

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Way to go, Long Island! Once again you have supported a local member of the craft beer community in the form of a Kickstarter campaign, and once again they have met and surpassed the target. Earlier today, with 8 hours to spare, Barrage Brewing met their Kickstarter goal of $18,000. This money will be used towards mandatory sewer system work, which is the final step before the brewery can open its doors. Very soon we will have yet another brewery here on Long Island (in Farmingdale, to be exact) thanks in part to the support of the community. To say Steve Pominski, owner of Barrage Brewing, is excited and grateful would likely be an understatement. We will leave you with his Facebook status moments after the $18,000 milestone was reached: keep reading...

Written by A+K

August 21st, 2013 at 5:52 pm