Moustache Brewing Co. owners Matt and Lauri Spitz inside the new brewery space. (Credit: Vera Chinese)
Moustache Brewing Co., the tiny Riverhead craft beer producer with a large loyal following, is about to grow fourfold.
Co-owners Lauri and Matt Spitz announced earlier this week that they have signed a lease to take over the rest of the building that houses their Hallet Avenue operation, increasing their footprint from 1,400- to roughly 5,600-square-feet.
“We have been cramped in our space since a year after we opened,” Ms. Spitz said. “I have an office now, which is really exciting. I used to work on a pile of boxes.” (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)