North Fork breweries expand, some across state lines

12/11/2014 2:57 PM |
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. chef Brian Russell, co-owner Rich Vandenburgh and brewer's assistant Asa Davis prepare kegs of Flat Iron Ale, a colloboration between GHB and 212 Brewing. Co., for distribution. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. chef Brian Russell, co-owner Rich Vandenburgh and brewer’s assistant Asa Davis prepare kegs of Flat Iron Ale, a colloboration between GHB and 212 Brewing. Co., for distribution. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The rise of the craft beer industry in the past few years has been well documented by the national media.

In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Budweiser is shifting its marketing strategy to combat the proliferation of microbreweries — and even smaller nanobreweries — and enhance its appeal to a younger audience as loyal Bud fans age and a new generation of beer lovers gravitates toward specialty brews.

On the North Fork, perhaps more than anywhere else on Long Island, the rise of the industry persists.

Read more on northforker.com.

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