Long Island’s craft brewing industry, along with bars, restaurants, and so many other hospitality businesses, are facing unprecedented challenges from efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Brewery taprooms across Long Island, including the brand new taproom of Saint James Brewery that opened on March 14, are closed until further notice. But breweries have responded by offering to-go service, curbside pickup, and in some cases home delivery.
Ten breweries in Nassau County are offering to-go and curbside pickup, with Lithology Brewing in Farmingdale also offering local home delivery. Twenty-five breweries in Suffolk County are offering to-go services and curbside pickup, with 10 breweries also offering home delivery of beer.
The Suffolk County breweries offering home delivery include DUBCO in Bay Shore, Great South Bay Brewing in Bay Shore, Harbor Head in Northport, Long Ireland in Riverhead, Port Jeff Brewing, Sand City in Northport, Secatogue Brewing in West Islip, and Six Harbors in Huntington.
In addition to home delivery of beer, Blind Bat Brewery Bistro & Takeaway in Centerport and BrickHouse Brewery in Patchogue are also offering delivery of their food.
Bernie Kilkelly is the editor and publisher of LIBeerGuide.com.