11/28/16 5:25am
Garden of Eve Farm Brewery Beer

“Cheers” from Garden of Eve Farm Brewery owner Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht. The organic farm and market is now brewing beer. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

The long red barn at Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market in Riverhead is dark and cavernous. But at one end co-owner Chris Kaplan-Walbrecht has set up a brewery with light, heat and lots of beer making equipment.

Garden of Eve Farm Brewery is officially in business. Kaplan-Walbrecht partnered with his brother Greg Walbrecht of Levittown and brewmaster Will Stoner of Mt. Sinai to brew beer on the farm. (more…)

09/18/15 11:21pm
Long Ireland Beer Company co-owner Dan Burke (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Long Ireland Beer Company co-owner Dan Burke  (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Long Ireland Beer Company uses local hops to do more than just sell beer. On Friday, they used proceeds from their latest wet-hopped brew to kick back some cash to the farmers who grew the hops themselves.

Called the Wet Hop Co-Op Session IPA, Long Ireland co-owner Dan Burke said it was made with hops from Wading River’s Condzella Farms, Riverhead’s L.I. Hops and Weskofske Farms in Peconic. Some 40 kegs were brewed using three varieties including Cascade, Centennial and Willamette. (more…)

09/20/13 8:52pm
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Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | John Condzella, Greg Martin and Dan Burke

Hops farmers John Condzella and Justin Wesnofske joined Long Island Beer Company co-owners Greg Martin and Dan Burke in the Pulaski Street brewery Friday evening for the Long Ireland’s Wet Hop Release & Hop Farm Benefit. (more…)

09/20/13 8:30am
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Photo by Barbaraellen Koch | John Condzella examing his hops at his Wading River Condzella’s Farm.

Wine region, schmine region. It’s fall and craft beer is taking center stage on the North Fork.

Case in point: Long Ireland Beer Company’s Wet Hop Release & Hop Farm Benefit tonight (Friday Sept. 20)– an event that celebrates local farming, businesses and, of course, brews. (more…)

02/23/13 1:35am
Greenport Harbor

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | Kaitlen Berry, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s tasting room manager, pulls a pint.

As the East End continues to polish its image as a leading wine region, a new effort’s a-brewing to turn the region into a destination for craft beer enthusiasts.

Last month, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named the North and South Forks one of the world’s top wine destinations for 2013. In concert with that, two new Riverhead breweries are in the works, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is expanding, and local farmers have begun to grow hops, an important ingredient in beer. (more…)

09/21/12 6:47pm
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Long Ireland co-owner Dan Burke (left) removes spent grain from the mash tank used in the making of the company’s ‘Black Friday’ beer. Brewery assistant Fred Keller bottles Wet Hopped Pale Ale.

Long Ireland Beer Company bottled the first 1,500 22-ounce bottles of its much-anticipated Wet Hopped Pale Ale on Wednesday.

Co-owner Dan Burke said the product will be for sale at the brewery and in select local stores by today, Friday.

The pale ale was made at the Pulaski Street brewery in Riverhead using fresh hops from Condzella Farms in Wading River, picked more than a month ago by the Long Ireland team.

The 22-ounce bottles are available in the brewery’s tasting room, as well as some Suffolk beer distributors.

The Wet Hopped Pale Ale is a limited release that will only be brewed once this year.

See the video below