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…)

09/30/14 5:00pm
Arlene McLoughlin of Massapequa fire hydrant on the southeast corner of East Main and Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Arlene McLoughlin of Massapequa painted this fire hydrant on the southeast corner of East Main and Peconic Avenue. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Fire hydrants reimagined as brightly colored works of art have begun popping up on Riverhead’s Main Street for the “All Fired Up on Main” contest sponsored by Riverhead Town and East End Arts. (more…)

02/23/13 1:35am
Greenport Harbor

GIANNA VOLPE PHOTO | Kaitlen Berry, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s tasting room manager, pulls a pint.

As the East End continues to polish its image as a leading wine region, a new effort’s a-brewing to turn the region into a destination for craft beer enthusiasts.

Last month, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named the North and South Forks one of the world’s top wine destinations for 2013. In concert with that, two new Riverhead breweries are in the works, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is expanding, and local farmers have begun to grow hops, an important ingredient in beer. (more…)