Sip and Savor: Discovering the Best Long Island Breweries

April 8, 2024

Long Island’s craft beer scene is booming, with a plethora of breweries offering a diverse range of innovative brews and unique tasting experiences. From hop-forward IPAs to rich stouts and refreshing lagers, there’s something for every beer enthusiast to enjoy on this picturesque island. Let’s embark on a journey to uncover the best Long Island breweries, with The Menhaden in Greenport serving as the perfect home base for your beer-centric adventures.

  1. Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.: Located just minutes from The Menhaden, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. is a must-visit destination for beer lovers. Situated in the heart of Greenport Village, this beloved brewery offers a laid-back atmosphere and a rotating selection of handcrafted beers. Sip on favorites like the Harbor Ale or the Black Duck Porter as you take in views of the brewery’s bustling tasting room and outdoor beer garden.
  2. Montauk Brewing Company: Head east to the charming seaside town of Montauk and discover the laid-back vibes and delicious brews of Montauk Brewing Company. Known for its beach-inspired beers and ocean-inspired branding, this popular brewery offers a variety of year-round and seasonal releases, including the Wave Chaser IPA and the Driftwood Ale. Relax on the brewery’s outdoor deck and soak up the sunshine as you enjoy a cold pint with friends.
  3. Barrier Brewing Co.: Venture to Oceanside and experience the innovative brews and creative flavors of Barrier Brewing Co. Founded by Long Island natives, this award-winning brewery is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of craft beer and producing high-quality, small-batch brews. Sample a diverse range of styles, from hoppy IPAs and fruity sours to rich stouts and crisp pilsners, all while enjoying the laid-back ambiance of the brewery’s taproom.
  4. Blue Point Brewing Company: Located in the historic waterfront village of Patchogue, Blue Point Brewing Company is one of Long Island’s oldest and most beloved breweries. With its flagship Toasted Lager leading the way, Blue Point offers a lineup of classic and innovative beers that showcase the brewery’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Take a tour of the brewery, sample a flight of beers in the tasting room, or relax on the outdoor patio overlooking the Great South Bay.
  5. Sand City Brewing Co.: Nestled in the seaside town of Northport, Sand City Brewing Co. is known for its experimental brews and bold flavors. From juicy hazy IPAs to barrel-aged stouts and sour ales, this small-batch brewery is constantly pushing the boundaries of craft beer and delighting beer enthusiasts with its innovative creations. Grab a pint in the brewery’s cozy tasting room or take home a crowler of your favorite brew to enjoy later.

After a day of brewery hopping and beer tasting, retreat to the comfort and elegance of The Menhaden in Greenport. Nestled in the heart of this charming seaside village, The Menhaden offers luxurious accommodations, modern amenities, and warm hospitality to ensure a memorable stay. Relax and unwind in stylish guest rooms adorned with contemporary furnishings and upscale amenities, or sip on a nightcap at the hotel’s rooftop bar overlooking the picturesque harbor.

Long Island’s craft beer scene is thriving, with a diverse array of breweries offering something for every beer enthusiast to enjoy. Whether you’re sampling hoppy IPAs in Greenport or savoring beach-inspired brews in Montauk, you’re sure to find delicious beers and memorable experiences at every turn. And with The Menhaden as your luxurious home base, you can experience the best that Long Island has to offer while enjoying unparalleled comfort, convenience, and hospitality. Book your beer-centric getaway at The Menhaden today and embark on a journey through Long Island’s vibrant craft beer culture.