These incredible local companies have already committed to creating unique products, which showcase local talent and expertise, following the Local to Locals guidelines, ensuring local manufacturing and local distribution. Stay tuned for more specifics on the incredible new products.
Founded in 2009 by two friends, John and Rich, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company is located in the quaint harbor village of Greenport. As love for the beer grew they quickly realized to continue to supply fans and retailers they were going to need to come up with a way to make more beer. In 2014 they acquired a plot of land in Peconic and once again began to repurpose an old car dealership into what is today a busy production brewery, tasting room and restaurant. Today they are the largest brewery on Long Island producing 100% of there beer locally and employing all Long Islanders. Always fresh, always local, always independent.
Barrier Brewing Co. was founded by Evan Klein, and is located in Oceanside, NY. Brewing the first batches on a 1BBL system (2 kegs at a time!) in June 2010, the operation expanded the business to a 5BBL brewhouse in June 2012 which operated for four short months before being severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. After several months of rebuilding, Barrier reopened in late-February 2013. The brewery currently produces nearly 50 different beers throughout the year totaling 1500BBL annually, all of which is self-distributed throughout the NY metro area.
Sand City Brewing Company believse in the values of what craft brewing promotes: community, creativity, and collaboration. They believe in helping each other grow dreams. They believe that to be great one must be responsive and open to critique, and from that They've never shied.
Deer Park, NY
Apple Ice offers top-quality bagged ice, ice sculptures, luges, firewood, rock salt, and more. They produce more than 400,000 lbs. of fresh ice daily to ensure availability. Nothing is more important to Apple Ice than totally satisfied customers. They distribute to both wholesale and retail customers. We're known throughout the tri-state region for our high-quality products, friendly service and unsurpassed selection.
Bay Shore, NY
All of TBC’s beer is produced in-house on their 3-barrel electric system. Using an electric system enables us to create their beer with greater efficiency and lower emissions than other setups would allow. A small system such as ours also allows us to be more agile in the styles we produce if we choose to do so.
Born and raised in the small upstate New York town of Apalachin, Rick’s earliest brewing memory is helping his dad crush malt with a rolling pin at age 12. Continuing the family tradition, Rick Sobotka started brewing at age 15 and crafting beer has been a front-burner hobby since. At Great South Bay Brewery, the focus is on quality of life, quality of friends, and quality of pretty much everything else – that’s the Bay Way. When it comes to Bay brews, it’s not about how much they can make; it’s about how much better they can make it. It’s not about how fast they can turn it out, but about how fast the smile appears on your face when you taste it.
Oyster Bay, NY
Oyster Bay Brewing Company is in the business of making great beers locally on Long Island. Since 2012, their brewery has been committed to producing unconventional ales and lagers that defy styles, categories and your imagination. Their handcrafted brews utilize only the best ingredients with a sensational rich taste. They take special care to ensure every batch is the best we can brew. Their products are thoroughly New York at heart; blending new and old world techniques with creativity and style. They are dedicated to making beer that fits to everyone's taste.
Jimmy Lyons and Kelly Briguccia are opening North Fork Doughnut Company on Friday June 2nd in Mattituck. They are the first certified Local To Locals manufacturer and retailer outside the beverage industry. They offer a variety of doughnuts, and will be carrying local coffee from both North Fork Roasting Company, and Sail Away Cold Brew Coffee. Next time you are exploring the North Fork of Long Island, stop by this gem once open!
Glen Cove, NY
Garvies Point Brewery is a part of Local to Locals because of the importance behind supporting your surrounding local breweries and local businesses. Where you spend your dollars is extremely important to the future success of independently owned and operated local breweries, businesses and their surrounding communities. A conscious decision to choose where you buy your craft beer and what craft beer to buy will go a long way to ensure that these products and businesses are continuing to offer unique and innovative offerings that would not be available otherwise without your support. We are proud to be a part of a program founded right here on Long Island that will help ensure that these local breweries, businesses and communities have a long and vibrant future for many years to come. Cheers!
After years of planning and searching for a suitable property to build their brewpub, Ken Landin and Janine Bennett purchased the Brooks Opera House in historic Athens in October of 2009. A year of renovations later, Crossroads Brewing Company opened with a 7 barrel brew house and a tiny tasting room where the first beer was poured on October 1, 2010.
Brewmaster and Co-founder Larry Goldstein was born and raised on Long Island. The idea and name, Spider Bite Beer Company, was conceived back in 2008, along with co-founder and friend Anthony LiCausi, after a summer of too many bug bites. During the past year Spider Bite has released a number of beer from the pale ale family, stouts, saisons, and a very well received Wee Heavy. In their first year of business, Robert’s Spider Wee Heavy, coupled with their Eight Legged RyePA and Boris the Spider Russian Imperial Stout, earned them the 2012 FX Matt Memorial Cup for “Best Craft Brewery” in NY State.
Opened in May of 2015, Destination Unknown Beer Company (DUBCO) began as a small 1 BBL Brewery on the border of Bay Shore and Islip. It has since grown to a 2BBL electric brewery producing a little over 12BBLs a month (400 gallons). Their small scale allows them to produce a wide variety of styles and flavors. This will keep an ever changing line up on tap in the tasting room. They hope to have seasonal favorites you can expect every year with a few other unknowns! The brewery looks forward to meeting more of the community as it grows.
Founded in 2014 by two friends and baseball teammates, Gun Hill Brewing co was the first production brewery in the Bronx since 1961 when it opened its doors. With roots deeply entrenched in the Bronx, both founders, Dave Lopez and Kieran Farrell, took great pride in restarting the prolific brewing tradition of yesteryear in the borough. With all of the breweries beer brewed in the Bronx on a 30 bbl system, Gun Hill is proud to serve the entire state of NY with a wide variety of styles and flavors, including numerous beers featuring local ingredients.
Roger (founding partner) first started with home brewing kits for beer in his basement. After researching the home brew world further, Roger found craft mead and fell in love with the science behind it and wanted to bring it to Long Island. Joe has been in the Long Island bar and restaurant industry for many years. He is also a long time member of a homebrew club on the island before opening the meadery.