02/28/19 5:49am

Lauri Spitz defines her own definition of strong. (Credit: David Benthal)

It was one of the biggest days of her life and Lauri Spitz was masking a familiar feeling.

As dozens of people poured into the newly expanded tasting room at Moustache Brewing Co. in Riverhead, which Spitz owns with her husband, Matt, she greeted them with the usual smile and a hug.  (more…)

12/08/18 6:00am

Dan Burke and Greg Martin at Long Ireland Brewing Co. on Pulaski Street. (Credit: David Benthal)

In New York State, 2018 was the year of craft beer.

With 400 breweries now operating across the Empire State, the beer boom hit record proportions this year. (more…)

10/05/18 6:10am

Co-owners Lauri and Matt Spitz behind the bar at the new tasting room. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

Let’s raise a glass.

Moustache Brewing Co. unveiled its newly expanded Riverhead tasting room Thursday.

The 1,400-square-foot tasting room is more than three times the size of its original 400-square-foot space — and not too far away either. (more…)

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…)

03/09/16 6:00am
The team.

Moustache Brewing Co.’s team. (Credit: Allyson Howard Photography)

The first two floors didn’t count in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Climb to the Top fundraiser Feb. 28 at Rockefeller Center.

We traveled up escalators as my fellow participants and I remarked how excited we were to climb 66 flights of stairs with friends and family. Waiting for my turn reminded me of Space Mountain at Walt Disney World. During the slow, upward crawl, moments before reaching the peak, I asked myself, “Can I really do this?” (more…)

11/22/13 12:00pm
The Jedediah Hawkins Inn & Restaurant on South Jamesport Avenue in Jamesport.

Photo by Barbaraellen Koch

Tablet magazine pays a visit to Jedediah Hawkins Inn in the piece “Escape from New York: 4 ways to flee the city.”  (more…)