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…)

02/11/16 6:02am
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. owners John Liegey and Rich Vandenburgh at the construction site of the brewery's new 2,000-square-foot 'brew pub.' (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. owners John Liegey and Rich Vandenburgh at the construction site of the brewery’s new 2,000-square-foot ‘brew pub.’ (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Expect a destination for touring the North Fork’s largest brewery, sampling some of the region’s tastiest porter and now, a sit-down meal, when Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. completes its new addition this spring.

Four support trusses for the new structure were installed at the Peconic property on Wednesday, which co-owner John Liegey called a “pivotal moment” in the building’s construction. He and fellow owner Rich Vandenburgh expect the space, which they are calling a “brew pub,” to be open to the public by mid-spring.

“It’s going to have a very open floor plan,” said Liegey, adding that outdoor seating will be available in warmer months. “It’s going to be a great space. We want an open environment where people feel comfortable.” (more…)