09/10/14 9:00am
Jaclyn Van Bourgondien examined hops at Farm to pint in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Jaclyn Van Bourgondien examined hops at Farm to pint in Peconic. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

During its first year of operation in 2012, Farm To Pint’s one-acre field fronting Main Road in Peconic harvested around 30 pounds of hops.

Last year, that number increased nearly tenfold, to about 250 pounds.

And this year, Jaclyn Van Bourgondien and her husband, Andrew Tralka, sold 500 pounds of the bitter, cone-shaped flower to northeastern breweries, which use the hops to make batches of what are called wet-hop ales. (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…)

07/23/13 2:00pm
Hops kit from Farm to Pint

Photo by Claire Leaden

Have you ever wondered just how local your “local beer” actually is?

Andrew Tralka and his wife Jaclyn, founders of Farm to Pint, encourage beer lovers to ask the next time they’re enjoying a brew. (more…)