10/27/13 10:49am
Photo by Joe Pinciaro | Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. co-owner Rich Vandenburgh, left, and head brewer DJ Swanson, right, in the field where they are planting barley.

Photo by Joe Pinciaro | Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. co-owner Rich Vandenburgh, left, and head brewer DJ Swanson, right, in the field where they are planting barley.

Four years after brewing its first batch of beer, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is now planting its first crop.

The North Fork’s first craft brewery planted four acres of barley last week on the south side of Main Road at Peconic Lane, across from Greenport Harbor’s new brewing facility. This effort represents the area’s first foray into producing local grains for local beer.  (more…)

10/13/13 1:00am
greenport harbor brewing wine press north fork

Photos by Matt Furman (bottom left photo by Randee Daddona)

John Liegey and Richard Vandenburgh are local innovators, opening the North Fork’s first brewery in Greenport in 2009. They perceived opportunity, not adversity, during prior visits to the beer-desolate peninsula and wanted to inject variety into the village, once a prominent whaling port, with a hops-wrapped harpoon. (more…)