• Curious about nano-brewing? Head for the island

27 Jan

ROCKY POINT, Long Island, NY — What is smaller than a brewery? A micro-brewery, of course. Ah, but what is smaller than a micro-brewery? Welcome to the emerging world of nano-breweries.

As Lenn Thompson of the New York Cork Report, who tips us to this event, explains it:

“It seems like every few months I hear about a new smaller-than-micro brewery popping up on Long Island, places like Barrier Brewing Company, Blind Bat Brewery, Barrage Brewing Company and Rocky Point Artisan Brewers. … One challenge, even for an intrepid beer seeker such as myself, is getting your hands on these brews. Beyond here-and-gone growler fills and the occasional tap at a craft beer bar, it’s not easy. Very few of these beers are bottled.”

One’s thirst for a nano-brew can be satisfied this Saturday, when the Long Island Nano Cask Ale Festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at DEKS American Restaurant, located at 605 Route 25A in this North Shore hamlet located about halfway between Port Jefferson and Wading River. DEKS is located in the historic Hallock House, the town’s oldest commercial building, parts of which date to the early 1700s.

Admission is $40 per person, which will cover unlimited samples of locally-made ales and a commemorative half-pint glass. Designated drivers will be admitted free. Tickets are available online, in person at DEKS, or by calling (631) 821-0066.

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Posted by on January 27, 2011 in Beer, Brewery, Long island, Tasting Notes


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