Thursday 01 January 2015 Filed in: Location | Smithtown
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Yes, We Have Signed a Lease!
On December 30th, we finally signed a lease for a new space for the brewery. The search took longer than we anticipated, with more obstacles than we had imagined. Speaking with other brewers, we found that pretty much everyone had difficulties securing a location.
We now begin work on transforming a former deli into a brewery with tasting and tap room. While this new space will be larger than our current operation (340 square foot former garage), at 1700 square feet it is still relatively small. We are targeting an opening in the late Spring or early Summer of 2015.
The new brewery will be at 270 West Main Street in Smithtown, on the south side of the road a little bit east of the bull statue. For about 25 years it was the Brooksite Deli. The brewing equipment will be in the old kitchen area, while the counter area will become the tasting and tap room bar.
We rolled out our Purgatory Porter to bars, restaurants, and better beer stores in December. A 5.6% ABV roasty robust porter with some coffee and chocolate notes, it is an unsmoked version of our Hellsmoke Porter. Purgatory Porter was brewed from the same recipe except for skipping the step of smoking malted barley over apple and alder wood. (Hellsmoke Porter will be coming back, along with some other smoked beers, in 2015.)
In November, we started selling bottles of our beer at the Riverhead Indoor Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come on out to see us at 221 East Main Street, and then visit our friends at Long Ireland Beer Co. (817 Pulaski Street), Moustache Brewing Co. (400 Hallet Avenue), and Crooked Ladder Brewing Co. (70 West Main Street). Maximize your trip and get your beer on in Riverhead!
A map of Long Island's breweries can be found at Long Island Craft Breweries.
Happy New Year, and Cheers to All,