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Long Island microbreweries

Sorry, big brand companies while purchasing major label suds is never a challenge, Long Islanders have become somewhat smitten with ales, stouts and seasonal beers developed locally. There are a number of microbreweries turning out such products, and several bars, clubs and markets are carrying them. Heres a breakdown of whos doing the brewing.
--Ian J. Stark

Peter Cotter, left, and Mark Burford, founders of

Peter Cotter, left, and Mark Burford, founders of Blue Point Brewing Co., celebrate together in their tasting room in Patchogue on Feb. 5, 2014. The craft beer brewery has been purchased by Anheuser-Busch, for an undisclosed sum. Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan