One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling is the chance to try unique, delicious cuisines and drinks. Patchogue, New York, has some remarkable breweries that offer a wide variety of brews and food that comes with an ample history.
BrickHouse Brewery and Restaurant
This brewery has a rich history, which makes it a memorable place to stop for some good food and drink. It was built around the 1850’s using a ship ballast as its foundation. It was also a stop along the underground railroad where escaped slaves hid in the basement. It has indeed stood the test of time and was purchased by its current owners in the late 1990’s.
BrickHouse Brewery offers some truly unique beers such as Chai of the Tiger, a chai tea and lactose sugar red ale, and Pop Fizz Clink, a blackberry, and peach champagne ale. They also feature new seasonal beers throughout the year, so no matter when you stop by, they will have the perfect seasonal pairing for you. BrickHouse also features prime rib nights, karaoke, open mics, and local bands, and musicians. This is a brewery with a unique history, delicious food, and lively entertainment that will keep you coming back for more.
Blue Point Brewing Company
Making sure to keep it as real and fresh as the local oysters, Blue Point Brewing Company is all about confidence and good beer. They sell what they like to drink and aim to bring back fresh oyster and beer pairings, which began as a custom in the New York area back in 1609.
Blue Point Brewery has grown large enough in popularity and skill to be able to partner with Anheuser-Busch in 2014, and they also host festivals and events throughout the year, which makes it a popular stop for everyone. Whether you decide to visit during a festival or stay for a weekend to enjoy the brews, there are many affordable accommodations nearby.
Founded in 2012, Hoptron is new to the area, but still manages to amaze local patrons with their continually rotating 16 taps. They bring unique and eclectic flavors to the menu and encourage patrons to hang out, drink, and play a board game or two.
They have something for everyone, even for those that do not love beer or have a gluten intolerance. Select wines from local Long Island vintners and house-made cider are on offer. Their food menu features finger-licking options such as brewers’ pretzels, pizza, or brats. If you are only stopping by for a quick drink with a friend, Hoptron offers free popcorn, infused with sea salt, black pepper, and rosemary, with a purchase of two flights.
Without a doubt, Patchogue, New York, is home to some genuinely unique brewers that have a real passion for good beer. They each bring fresh, bold ingredients into the brewmaking process and their locations have a rich history that makes the breweries a real treat to visit. If you are ever in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by and try one of these distinctively delicious destinations!