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…)

03/15/18 6:10am

A collection of Long Ireland pours at the brewery’s Riverhead tasting room. (Credit: David Benthal)

Bust out your kilts and tune your bagpipes, St. Patrick’s Day is nigh!

This feast was originally created to honor Saint Patrick, a priest credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Occurring during Lent, alcohol and food restrictions were happily lifted in observance of the day. (more…)

06/14/16 7:52am
Long Beard Brewing co-owner Paul Carlin proudly displays his building permit (MONIQUE SINGHROY PHOTO)

Long Beard Brewing Co. co-owner Paul Carlin proudly displays the building permit at his Riverhead brewery. (Monique Singh-Roy)

If you build it, they will come.

That appears to be Riverhead’s motto when it comes to craft breweries, as the town welcomes its fifth beer maker to the fold.

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02/26/16 6:58am
Southbound's Lou Lomangino, center, with devoted fans (from left) Shane Sint, Ashlie Robertson, Diana Indrigo, Robyn McKay, and Heather Laughlin. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Southbound’s Lou Lomangino, center, with (from left) Shane Sint, Ashlie Robertson, Diana Indrigo, Robyn McKay, and Heather Laughlin. Southbound performs at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard on Sunday. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder, 2015)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork this Friday, Saturday or Sunday? The North Fork heats up this weekend with LI Winterfest and so much more.

Here are 8 events to check out this weekend. Or, as always, you can visit northforker.com/events.

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01/15/16 4:00pm
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Moustache Brewery Co. owners Matt and Lauri Spitz at their ‘Dexterity Issues: A Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser’ on Thursday. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo photos)

For Moustache Brewery Co. owners, husband-and-wife team Lauri and Matt Spitz, raising money for Multiple Sclerosis is a cause that hits close to home.

That’s because Mr. Spitz was diagnosed with the illness, a central nervous system disease that disrupts the flow of information from the brain, two years ago — just as the couple was getting the fledgling business off the ground.

On Thursday, Jan. 14, they hosted “Dexterity Issues: A Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser” at the Riverhead brewery and raised $2,170 for MS research.

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10/21/15 7:00am

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Today, Wednesday, October 21 is “Back to the Future” day.

That means it is the official day and year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown went into the future in the second film of the popular franchise.

To celebrate the event, Moustache Brewing Company in Riverhead will host “Marty McFly Day” on October 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with costumes, food trucks, a new beer and a special surprise guest (more on that later). (more…)