It wasn’t that long ago that Long Island could boast only one craft brewery. Now there are more than 40 and Long Island’s North Fork region is home to many of them. Come discover some of Long Island’s best craft beers on a North Fork craft brewery tour!
There are a number of great reasons to come explore Long Island’s North Fork: wineries, golf courses, galleries, shopping, dining, you name it. On of the more recently popular pastimes, however, is going on a North Fork craft brewery tour.
Many craft breweries are happy to show visitors around their operations and explain their process. Even those craft breweries that don’t offer tours will usually have a tasting room or even an onsite brewpub. This is an excellent way to sample a brewery’s full line of beers. It’s also where you’ll find specialty and seasonal beers that may see only limited – or even no – distribution. What a treat!
Long Island North Fork Region Craft Breweries
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. – greenportharborbrewing.com
234 Carpenter St, Greenport, NY 11944
Greenport Harbor Brewing is one of Long Island’s most popular and successful breweries. It’s beers can be found in bottle and on tap in New York City, upstate New York, and across the Long Island Sound in Connecticut. They’ve even expanded to a second location, with a gastro pub and brewery in Peconic (42155 Main Rd, Peconic, NY 11958). Greenport Harbor Brewing specializes in a variety of ales and seasonals.
Shelter Island Craft Brewery – home.shelterislandcraftbrewery.com
55 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964
This New York State-certified farm brewery creates lots of interesting and atypical beers using ingredients like honey, apples, beach plums, spices, and Shelter Island scallops. The brewery features a tasting room as well as outdoor seating.
Crooked Ladder Brewing Co. – crookedladderbrewing.com
70 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
Another extremely popular local brewery, Crooked Ladder brews everything from IPAs and ales to saisons, strong ales, stouts, pilsners, porters, and more. The Crooked Ladder tasting room typically has eight beers on tap and is considered a local destination. Check them out!
Jamesport Farm Brewery - www.jfbrewery.com
5873 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Jamesport Farm Brewery is the real deal – a craft brewery on 43 acres of farmland. In fact, instead of brewery tours, Jamesport offers farm tours! A visit to their tasting room will net you samples or pints of their delicious, locally sourced selection of beers. Varieties include a brown ale, IPA, American pale ale, and seasonals.
Long Ireland Beer Co. – longirelandbrewing.com
817 Pulaski St, Riverhead, NY 11901
Long Ireland sounds like an import but is as homegrown as any of Long Island’s craft breweries. Their full-line of beers are available in bottle up and down Long Island but stopping by for a tour or a sample in their tasting room is well worth your time.
Moustache Brewing Co. – moustachebrewing.com
400 Hallett Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Moustache Brewing is a husband and wife craft brewing team that continues to produce a wide and every growing variety of excellent beers. Their tasting room is open Thursday through Sunday.
North Fork Craft Brewery Tour
Using the list above, it wouldn’t be too difficult to create your own, self-guided, North Fork craft brewery tour.
Then again, it’s also nice to have someone else do the driving. There are a number of local companies that provide craft brewery tours on Long Island.
North Fork Wine Tours – www.northforkwinetours.com – also offers craft brewery tours.
The L.I. Brew Bus – www.librewbus.com
Brew Crew Cycles – www.brewcrewcycles.com – For extra fun, take a tour of Riverhead craft breweries under your own power on a 14-person bike!
North Fork Lodging
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