02/11/16 6:02am
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. owners John Liegey and Rich Vandenburgh at the construction site of the brewery's new 2,000-square-foot 'brew pub.' (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. owners John Liegey and Rich Vandenburgh at the construction site of the brewery’s new 2,000-square-foot ‘brew pub.’ (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Expect a destination for touring the North Fork’s largest brewery, sampling some of the region’s tastiest porter and now, a sit-down meal, when Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. completes its new addition this spring.

Four support trusses for the new structure were installed at the Peconic property on Wednesday, which co-owner John Liegey called a “pivotal moment” in the building’s construction. He and fellow owner Rich Vandenburgh expect the space, which they are calling a “brew pub,” to be open to the public by mid-spring.

“It’s going to have a very open floor plan,” said Liegey, adding that outdoor seating will be available in warmer months. “It’s going to be a great space. We want an open environment where people feel comfortable.” (more…)

04/29/15 12:24pm
Long Ireland Celtic Ale tap

(Credit: Cyndi Murray, file)

Winos sipped Long Island reds and whites during Winterfest. Foodies are filling their bellies during Long Island Restaurant Week.

Now it’s time for craft beer lovers to indulge in an event all their own. (more…)

12/23/14 5:11pm
Brian Zimmerman inspects his barley crop on Twomey Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Brian Zimmerman inspects his barley crop on Twomey Avenue in Riverhead. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Already being hailed as a “fantastic idea” for the local craft beer industry, plans are in the works to bring Long Island’s first malted barley production facility to the Riverhead area by the summer. (more…)

11/18/14 9:00am
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company's Leaf Pile on tap at Duck Walk (Cyndi Murray)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s Leaf Pile on tap at Duck Walk Vineyards in Southold. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Even if you don’t drink wine, you can still enjoy a day at the region’s beautiful vineyards and quench your thirst. How, you ask? By ordering a pint of local craft beer instead. (more…)

05/09/14 9:00am
Sample beers from Riverhead's Crooked Ladder and other craft breweries during Bay Fest on Saturday. (Cyndi Murray file photo)

Sample beers from Riverhead’s Crooked Ladder and other craft breweries during Bay Fest on Saturday. (Cyndi Murray file photo)

Celebrating craft beer from the North Fork and beyond, Great South Bay Brewery is hosting its second annual Bay Fest this weekend and we recommend checking it out. (more…)