Take A Long Island North Fork Craft Brewery Tour!

September 2, 2022 by Wilfred Joseph


Take A Long Island North Fork Craft Brewery Tour!

It wasn't that long ago that Long Island could boast only one brewery. Now there are more than 50 on Long Island. The North Fork region is home to many of them. Come take a Long Island North Fork Brewery Tour and discover some of Long Island's best craft beers.

There are several great reasons to come explore Long Island's North Fork: wineries, golf courses, fishing, galleries, shopping, dining, you name it. However, one of the more popular pastimes is going on a North Fork craft brewery tour.
Many craft breweries are happy to show visitors around their operations and explain their processes. 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!

Beer Making ApparatusBehind the Scenes are these highly polished tanks that hold the beer during processing.

Long Island North Fork Craft Breweries

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.  – Carpenter St, Greenport, NY 11944

Greenport Harbor Brewing is the first and one of Long Island’s most popular and successful breweries.  Its beers can be found in bottles 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 Brewery55 N Ferry Rd, Shelter Island, NY 11964

This New York State-certified farm brewery creates 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.  They are a small craft brewery between the North Fork and the Hamptons in Shelter Island, NY.

Tradewinds Brewing Co. 70 W Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901
Another trendy local brewery, Tradewinds Brewing, brews everything from IPAs and ales to saisons, strong ales, stouts, pilsners, porters, and more.  The Tradewinds tasting room typically has eight beers on tap and is considered a local destination.  Check them out!

Jamesport Farm Brewery 5873 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Jamesport Farm Brewery is the real deal – a craft brewery that’s a pet-friendly microbrewery and tasting room on a pristine 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.  If you’re looking for the “Farm to Pint Experience,” this is your brewery.  Wide open space, fresh air, and beautiful sunshine with rows and rows of towering hop bines and swaying fields of golden barley await you.  Varieties include a brown ale, an IPA, an American pale ale, and seasonals.

Long Ireland Beer Co. longirelandbrewing.com, 817 Pulaski St, Riverhead, NY 11901
Long Ireland sounds like an import, but it is as homegrown as any of Long Island’s craft breweries.  Their entire line of beers is available in bottles up and down Long Island but stopping by for a tour or a sample in their tasting room is well worth your time.

übergeek Brewing Co. – ubergeekbrewing.com, 400 Hallett Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
They’re a brewery in Riverhead, NY, committed to crafting beer at the confluence of art & science.  Rob Raffa started this project in pursuit of expression and adding to the evolution of his craft.  Inspired by modern cubism and science, he constructs beer using unconventional ingredients and experimental techniques.  He combines his brewing experience with his education in math and science to produce engaging, well-crafted departures from average beer.

North Fork Craft Brewery Tour

Using the list above, creating your own self-guided, North Fork craft brewery tour wouldn’t be too difficult.
Then again, it’s also nice to have someone else do the driving.  Several local companies provide craft brewery tours on Long Island.
North Fork Wine Tours –  also offers craft brewery tours.
The L.I. Beer Bus – Owned by Tapped Enterprises, they’ve been transporting Long Islanders to beer events and breweries since 2008.
Brew Crew Cycles –  For extra fun, take a tour of Riverhead craft breweries under your power on a 14-person bike!

North Fork Greenport Lodging Accommodations
Make your Long Island getaway the best possible with accommodations with us at Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast.  Our Long Island B&B offers world-class amenities, delicious breakfasts, and a wide range of spa services.  We can arrange for a self-guided tour, with a driver provided to drive your car.  Book your room at Arbor View House Bed and Breakfast today!  Call us at 631-477-8440.

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