long island

It’s finally day three and we’re headed off Strong Island in classic beerventurer fashion; hitting more breweries on the way home.  With a gas tank depleting, wallet almost empty and ez-pass toll expenses skyrocketing, we of course had to make the trip back worth it.  So Melissa broke out the maps and did some quick planning to maximize our bang for the buck and came up with five breweries to hit on the way home. Black Forest Brew Haus (Farmingdale, NY) Every now and again we are privileged to hit a brewery that has withstood the test of time by catering to the local populous tastes through solid suds and community involvement. Black Forest Brew Haus is one of those establishments. Founded in 1998, this German-centric brewpub offers a wide array of food from traditional items like Wiener Schnitzel to hipster and vegetarian friendly Portobello mushroom burgers. Unfortunately, we had […]

LI Beerventures Day 3

Beerventurers Take on Long Island Day 2 Continuing on from our last post, we’ve got more beer to drink and places to see while on Long Island for the weekend. Specifically breweries in Patchogue, Holbrook and Riverhead. But first Andrew needs to run 10 miles in the cold because apparently that’s a good time. I’ll stick to the beer, thank you.   Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Blue Point Brewery – Race Recap Start and Finish: Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue, NY Amenities: Long sleeve tech tee’s, finishers medal (also a bottle opener), discounts at the Sayville Running Company store, Porta-potties, heated tent, food, unlimited beer during the festival, and live music. Weather: Fucking cold, but sunny. Average Pace: 7:52.  We took the first five miles out at an ~8:50 pace and at mile 2 I had to take a quick pitstop… And I’m pretty happy with […]

Long Island Beerventures Day 2

Day 1: We’ve finally made it to Long Island.  After years of pretending that the geographical land mass attached to Brooklyn and Queens didn’t exist, we finally had a reason to acknowledge the expensive and hideous New York tail that is Long Island.  It’s also the birth place of Little Lauren, an individual so unique we thought it must have something to do with the water.  The Bluepoint Brewery 10 mile road race finally dragged us into the thick of the island.  Melissa had mapped out an excellent weekend to maximize our body count and minimize the miles we’re putting on my new car.  She does a great job at planning and coordinating our adventures; you guys should see the crazy spreadsheets and maps she makes prior to every trip.  This wallet depleting beerventure had 17 breweries spanning Friday to Sunday. Our first leg of the trip doesn’t seem to […]

Long Island Beerventures Day 1