03/29/17 6:03am
Threes brewing

Greg Doroski of Threes Brewing Co. (Credit: Matt Furman/Threes Brewing courtesy photo)

Standing at the counter of a coffeehouse located inside their Brooklyn brewery, Threes Brewing partners Greg Doroski and Josh Stylman are reminiscing about the early days of their then fledgling company.

Doroski, who was living full-time in his native Cutchogue, recalled a trip to Brooklyn three years ago to take a look at some of the equipment Threes would use to brew its beer.

“He was supposed to be a consultant,” said Stylman, a tech entrepreneur and investor with a background in marketing.

Drawing a deep breath, Doroski began to explain why it was once important for the relationship to stay that way. (more…)

03/23/17 10:43am
Three's Brewing Categorical Error is our Beer of the Week. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Threes Brewing Categorical Error is our Beer of the Week. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

With summer just around the corner, I’ve cut way back on my beer consumption — not because I expect it will reveal some hidden mid-section six pack, but merely to get my full-on dad bod back. But, when I was at Whole Foods picking up a few ingredients that I can only get there, I saw it: a floor stack of Threes Brewing Categorical Error. (more…)

03/02/17 6:02am
Moustache Brewing Co. Double IPA Dexterity Issues. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Moustache Brewing Co. Double IPA Dexterity Issues. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Even if Moustache Brewing Co.’s latest Double IPA release “Dexterity Issues” wasn’t as good as it is, it’d be newsworthy and worth chasing down. You see, it was brewed to benefit multiple sclerosis research. Brewery co-founder and brewmaster Matthew Spitz was diagnosed with MS, an autoimmune disease that attacks the nerves in the brain and spine, in July 2013. (more…)

09/29/16 6:02am
A can of Moustache Brewing Co.'s Proton IPA. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

A can of Moustache Brewing Co.’s Proton IPA. (Credit: Lenn Thompson)

Double India Pale Ales — or DIPA for short — aren’t supposed to be this drinkable. Standard India Pale Ales are intensely flavorful and hoppy. DIPA are typically made with even more malt and a lot more hops. They can be sweet, thick, high-alcohol, resinous and impossibly bitter. Usually if I’m having one, it will be after a day of drinking other styles. And I’ll almost always stop at one. These aren’t beers that you drink a four-pack of in a sitting, typically. (more…)

09/16/16 6:10am
Moustache Brewing Co. co-owner Lauri Spitz works the canning line. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Moustache Brewing Co. co-owner Lauri Spitz works the canning line. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Enjoying canned beer once meant purchasing a 12-pack of mass-brewed lager from one of the nation’s largest producers.

Not anymore.

Moustache Brewing Co. canned 130 cases of its Proton IPA on Thursday, the first beer offered by the Riverhead craft brewery in can form. (more…)

06/08/16 10:03am

Long Ireland

As demand for craft beer continues to grow, two local breweries are responding this summer with changes in their production methods.

Now in its second year of bottling, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. recently added four new 90-barrel fermenters at its Peconic location, a move that will enable the North Fork’s first brewery to expand its production capacity by 70 percent.

And in order to meet customer demand, Long Ireland Beer Company in Riverhead has moved some of its styles off the bottling line and into cans, which will help Riverhead’s first craft brewer increase its presence on store shelves.

“We always wanted to make beer in cans,” said Long Ireland co-owner Dan Burke. “We inherited a bottling line when we bought the brewery. But now, demand for the beer has outpaced the speed at which I can produce bottles on the bottling line.”

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02/03/16 12:54pm
Moustache Brewing Co.'s Sailor Mouth IPA (not pictured here) is our 'Wine of the Week.' (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Moustache Brewing Co.’s Sailor Mouth IPA (not pictured here) is our ‘Wine of the Week.’ (Credit: Vera Chinese)

This week’s wine of the week isn’t a wine at all – it’s a deliciously juicy IPA from a brewery that deserves attention well beyond what it gets from the tribe of local beer geeks.

Moustache Brewing Co. – Lauri and Matt Spitz’s small brewery, which shares a building on Hallett Avenue with an auto parts shop — isn’t the type of brewery you’re going to drive by and pop into to taste some beer. In fact, even if you drive down the dead-end street, you may not be sure you’re in the right place.

You are, though, and it’s a beer destination well worth the side trip to Polish Town. (more…)