Greenport Harbor Brewery targets spring opening in Peconic

02/27/2014 10:00 AM |
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company worker Enfivfo Cruz cleans windows that line the former Lucas Ford showroom on Main Road in Peconic. The building and an adjoining one are being renovated to house a restaurant and the beer company’s second brewing facility. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company worker Enfivfo Cruz cleans windows that line the former Lucas Ford showroom on Main Road in Peconic. The building and an adjoining one are being renovated to house a restaurant and the beer company’s second brewing facility. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

It was almost five years ago that home beer brewers Rich Vandenburgh and John Liegey opened Greenport Harbor Brewing Company on Carpenter Street.

In terms of intoxicating beverages, the North Fork was known at that time almost exclusively as a wine region, with about 50 well-established vineyards and wineries. There were no breweries when the doors of Greenport Harbor’s tasting room opened in summer 2009 — but once they did, an emerging market for Long Island craft beers makers quickly developed. There are now four breweries from Riverhead to Greenport, and the industry is growing.

Read more about Greenport Habor Brewing Company’s expansion plan on northforker.com.

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