Inside Long Island Business
Get the latest news and trends on Long Island companies and the people behind them.
Long Island's first farm brewery, a new type of business that came into existence this year as a result of state legislation, is already here.
Long Ireland Beer Co. in Riverhead, which has been operating as a regular microbrewery since 2011, is one of 14 farm breweries that have been approved this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. It is also the only one on Long Island, so far.
"There's...Read more »
A documentary crew following the journey of Lance Rice, who is autistic, and his goal to write a book about beer and brewing will be making one stop on Long Island Friday at Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue.
Lance, 55 and a Cleveland native, has been unable to share his vast knowledge of beer and brewing history -- garnered from his photographic memory -- with the world because he is autistic.
But...Read more »
The New York State Senate, Assembly and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo have agreed on two bills that would aid the state's budding hard cider producers, the three parties said Thursday.
The two bills, which are expected to pass and become law before the end of the legislative session Friday, would help establish farm cideries and also streamline the brand labeling process for alcoholic beverages.
The...Read more »
A beer brewed as a collaborative charity effort by eight Long Island breweries has raised $58,000 for relief efforts after superstorm Sandy.
Food bank Long Island Cares and Barrier Brewing, an Oceanside brewery that was devastated by Sandy's floodwaters, each received $29,000 Wednesday in an official presentation of the proceeds.
The beer, called Surge Protector Sandy Relief Ale, was...Read more »