10/19/17 6:01am

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…)

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…)

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…)

12/16/15 5:16am
Terrariums from The Weathered Barn in Greenport would make a lovely gift for nearly anyone on your list. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Terrariums from The Weathered Barn in Greenport would make a lovely gift for nearly anyone on your list. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Maybe you need to find a gift for someone who has everything. Or perhaps you’re tired of presenting gift cards to the mall year after year.

We hear you. That’s why we scoured the region for out-of-the-box crowd-pleasers for the 2015 holiday season.

The North Fork offers plenty of options for unique, artisanal items and memorable experiences for people of all ages. Here are 10 unique gifts to help you finish your list. (more…)