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January 24 -- T.J Finley's Winter Bourbon Festival with 30 whiskeys & 30 craft beers -- 3-7 pm at T.J. Finley's, Bay Shore -- info and tickets at Winter Bourbon Festival website

January 31 -- 2015 LI Nano Cask Fest -- 2-6 pm at Rocky Point Artisan Brewers brewery in Rocky Point -- info and tickets at RPAB website

February 7 -- Hops & Props 2015 Craft Beer Festival -- 100 craft beers -- 6-10 pm at Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City -- info and tickets at Hops and Props website

Large Craft Breweries - Suffolk County

- Blue Point Brewing Co., Patchogue (tasting room and growler fills Thursday - Saturday)
- Southampton Ales & Lagers, Southampton (growlers available at Southampton Publick House)

Small Craft Breweries - Nassau County

- Barrier Brewing Co., Oceanside (tastings and growler fills on Wed.-Fri. 4-8, Sat. 12-7, Sun. 1-5)
- Oyster Bay Brewing Company, Oyster Bay (tasting room open Fri. 4-9, Sat. 6-9, Sun. 12-3)

Small Craft Breweries - Suffolk County

- Barrage Brewing Company, Farmingdale (Tasting room open Fridays 4:30-8, Sat. and Sun. 1-5)
- Blind Bat Brewery, Centerport (nanobrewery, no tasting room)
- Crooked Ladder Brewing Company, Riverhead (tasting room open Wed./Thurs. 3-8, Fri./Sat. 12-8, Sun. 12-6)
- Fire Island Beer Company, Ocean Beach (beers brewed upstate, no tasting room)
- Ghost Cat Brewing (nanobrewery, awaiting licensing)
- Great South Bay Brewing Company, Bay Shore (tasting room and growler fills Thurs. & Fri. 3-8, Sat. 12-5, Sun. 12-5)
- Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Greenport and Peconic (tasting room and growler fills 7 days a week)
- Long Ireland Beer Company, Riverhead (tasting room and growler fills Thurs. - Sat.)
- Montauk Brewing Company, Montauk (tasting room open 7 days a week)
- Moustache Brewing Company, Riverhead (opened in April 2014, congrats! Tasting room open Fri 3-7, Sat/Sun 1-6, Mon 3-7)
- Port Jeff Brewing Company, Port Jefferson (tasting room and growler fills 7 days a week)
- Rocky Point Artisan Brewers, Rocky Point (nanobrewery, no tasting room)
- Spider Bite Brewing Company, Holbrook (no tasting room)

Brewpubs - Suffolk County

- Black Forest Brew Haus, Farmingdale (German-style beer and food, growlers for sale)
- BrickHouse Brewery, Patchogue (growlers for sale, mug club, Blue Point beers on tap, live music)
- John Harvard's Brew House, Lake Grove (growlers for sale, mug club)
- Southampton Publick House, Southampton (growlers and bottled beers for sale, beer dinners)

Beer Bars - Nassau County

- American Kitchen & Cocktails, Massapequa (18 taps, tap tables with craft beer)
- Bamboo Bar & Grill, Freeport (20 taps on Nautical Mile)
- BK Sweeney's Parkside Tavern, Bethpage (14 taps, with Southampton and Long Ireland)
- BK Sweeney's Uptown Grille, Garden City (14 taps, with Southampton and Long Ireland)
- Black Sheep Ale House, Mineola (25 taps, cask ales, growlers for sale, free hot dogs and popcorn)
- Brew House, New Hyde Park (16 taps, craft bottles)
- Brews Brothers Grille, Franklin Square (20 taps, many craft bottles)
- Brook 23 Bar & Kitchen, Lynbrook (16 taps, gastropub menu)
- Canterbury Ales Oyster Bar & Grill, Oyster Bay (9 taps, 100 bottles)
- CANZaciti Roadhouse, Westbury (16 taps, 120 canned beers including lots of craft beers)
- Charlie Meaney's Bar and Grill, Valley Stream (18 taps, happy hour 11-7)
- Cleary's by the Water, Freeport(18 taps with LI beers)
- Cleary's Bar & Cafe, Wantagh (16 taps with LI beers)
- Cleary's Brewhouse, Franklin Square (24 taps with LI beers)
- Corry's Ale House, Wantagh (20 taps with LI beers, 25 bottles)
- Croxley Ale House, Farmingdale (68 taps)
- Croxley Ale House, Franklin Square (60 taps)
- Croxley Ale House, Rockville Centre (52 taps)
- Currywurst Company, Long Beach (German beers, great German food including spicy currywursts)
- Dark Horse Tavern, Rockville Centre (20 taps, LI beers, house lager made by Blue Point)
- Edisonís Ale House (formerly Publicans), Manhasset (24 taps)
- Effin Gruven, Bellmore (18 taps, 80 bottles)
- Hooters, East Meadow (21 taps including Blue Point, Brooklyn and Capt. Lawrence)
- The Good Life, Massapequa Park (22 taps, large bottle list, English style pub, beer dinners)
- J.A. Heneghan's Tavern, Point Lookout (8 taps, LI beers, Mug Club)
- Jeremyís Ale House, Freeport (20 taps on Nautical Mile)
- Local Ale House, Island Park (12 taps including LI beers, good craft bottles) CONGRATS ON 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
- The Main Event, Plainview (sports bar, 18 taps incl. Long Ireland, Fire Island, Blue Point, other crafts)
- Miller's Levittown Ale House, Levitttown (20 taps, 30 bottles)
- Mr. Beery's, Bethpage (14 taps with LI beers, 30 bottles, Beer Club)
- The Nest Bar and Lounge, East Meadow (LI beers, beer tasting events)
- The Nutty Irishman, Farmingdale (22 taps, LI beers, drink specials, events)
- Point Ale House, Point Lookout (20 taps with many LI beers, good bottle selection, great menu - try the kung pao calamari!)
- The Olde Pub, Bellmore (16 taps, LI beers)
- Parlay Gastropub, Rockville Centre (40 taps with LI beers, 25 craft bottles, inventive menu)
- Press 195, Rockville Centre (8 rotating taps, LI beers, 20 craft bottles, "sandwich king")
- Prost Grill & Garten, Garden City (24 taps, with 13 German beers, German food and great bottle selection)
- The Republic Pub, Farmingdale (19 taps, LI beers, Irish pub atmosphere)
- Shakers, Mineola (8 taps with LI beers, happy hour 4-7 pm with free food)
- Waterzooi Belgian Bistro, Garden City (23 taps with all Belgian or Belgian-style ales, 100 bottles, great Belgian food)

Beer Bars - Suffolk County

- Bobbique, Patchogue (13 taps, 70 bottles, beer dinners)
- Brewology, Speonk (24 taps, gastropub, craft beers in bottles)
- Brownstone Brewing Company, Ronkonkoma (20 taps, 3 house beers brewed by Blue Point, other LI crafts)
- Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, Centereach (24 taps, craft bottles)
- Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, North Babylon (24 taps, craft bottles)
- BBD's - Burgers Beers Desserts, Rocky Point (24 taps incl. LI crafts, good bottle and can selection)
- C'est Cheese, Port Jefferson (8 taps with local crafts incl Port Jeff, awesome cheese selection)
- Changing Times American Sports Bar & Grille, Bay Shore (16 taps, extensive bottle selection)
- Changing Times Ale House, East Northport (16 taps, extensive bottle selection)
- Changing Times Sports Pub, Farmingdale (16 taps, extensive bottle selection)
- The Cortland, Bay Shore (all NY State crafts with 2 rotating taps featuring LI beers, large bottle list, events)
- Croxley Ale House, Smithtown (80 taps)
- DEKS American Restaurant, Rocky Point (12 taps, 75 bottles, Firkin Fridays, beer dinners)
- The Emporium, Patchogue (48 taps, outdoor beer garden, bowling)
- Even Flow Bar and Grill, Bay Shore (LI crafts, live music)
- Fadeley's Pub, Patchogue (12 taps, extensive bottle selection, great live music)
- Finley's of Greene Street, Huntington (32 taps, 65 bottles)
- T.J. Finley's Public House, Bay Shore (16 taps, 100 bottles, regular tastings and events)
- Hooters, Farmingdale (40 taps including Blue Point, Brooklyn and Capt. Lawrence)
- Hooters, Islandia (19 taps including Blue Point, Brooklyn and Capt. Lawrence)
- Hoptron Brewtique, Patchogue (16 taps for flights, pints and growlers, many bottles, beer events)
- Horace & Sylvia's Publick House, Babylon (18 taps, good bottle selection, beer dinners)
- The Lark Pub & Grub, East Northport (18 taps, 50 bottles, cask ales)
- Legends Pub, New Suffolk (15 taps, 200 bottles, Round the World club)
- Long Island Ale House, Medford (30 taps including all LI breweries, craft bottles)
- The Loyal Dog Ale House, Lindenhurst (15 taps and over 90 bottles)
- The Main Event, Farmingdale (sports bar, 20 taps incl. Long Ireland, Fire Island, Blue Point, other crafts)
- Miller's Commack Ale House, Commack (20 taps, 30 bottles)
- Miller's Deer Park Ale House, Deer Park (20 taps, 30 bottles)
- Miller's Lake Grove Ale House, Lake Grove (20 taps, 30 bottles)
- Nags Head Ale House, Huntington (18 taps incl. local crafts)
- The Nutty Irishman, Bay Shore (22 taps, LI beers, drink specials, events)
- Park Lounge, Kings Park (24 taps incl. local crafts incl Great South Bay Massive IPA)
- Portside Bar & Grill, Port Jefferson (12 taps wtih local crafts incl Port Jeff, Blue Point, Long Ireland)
- F.H. Riley's, Huntington (13 taps with Blue Point and Brooklyn beers, gastropub menu)
- Road Trip American Ale House, Port Jefferson (52 taps of only U.S. beers, including many LI beers)
- Rookies Sports Club, Huntington (16 taps incl Blue Point and Long Ireland, tasting events)
- Sapsuckers Hops & Grub, Huntington (16 all-craft taps, 40 bottles, American comfort food)
- Tap and Barrel, Smithtown (52 taps planned, lots of Long Island beers)
- The Tap Room, Patchogue (18 taps, lots of Long Island beers, events and tastings)
- Velvet Lounge, East Setauket (10 taps with Blue Point and Brooklyn beers, 25 bottles)
- Zum Schneider MTK, Montauk (Montauk outpost of East Village beer bar, great German food and beer) - CLOSING DEC. 6 FOR WINTER

Restaurants that Highlight Great Beer - Nassau County

- 516 American Kitchen & Bar, Syosset (20 taps with Blue Point, seasonal beers, happy hour specials)
- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Carle Place (LI beers on tap, happy hour craft specials, beer dinners)
- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Great Neck (LI beers on tap, happy hour craft specials, beer dinners)
- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Wantagh (LI beers on tap, happy hour craft specials, beer dinners)
- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Woodbury (LI beers on tap, happy hour craft specials, beer dinners)
- Applebee's, 8 locations in Nassau (Brooklyn Lager on tap, craft beers in bottles)
- Angelina's Fireshack & Pizzeria, New Hyde Park (great craft selection)
- The Brass Rail, Locust Valley (8 taps including Southampton, good bottle selection, gastropub menu)
- Brasserie 214 at The Inn at New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park (large selection of European beers)
- Cannon's Blackthorn, Rockville Centre (14 taps, upscale Irish pub and restaurant)
- E.B. Elliot's, Freeport (10 taps, good craft bottle selection, Long Island beers)
- Hemingway's American Bar and Grill, Wantagh (12 taps, LI beers)
- Kasey's American Grill, Rockville Centre (16 taps, Long Island beers)
- Koenig's, Floral Park (8 taps with German beers, many German bottles, great food)
- Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill, Oyster Bay (crafts on draft including Oyster Bay Brewing, happy hour 2 for 1)
- Left Coast Kitchen & Cocktails, Merrick (gastropub with 6 craft taps incl. Great South Bay and good bottle/can list)
- Library Cafe, Farmingdale (12 taps, craft beers in bottles)
- Marble Modern American Steakhouse, Floral Park (10 taps, beer dinners)
- McQuade's Neighborhood Grill, Lynbrook (16 taps, craft and local beers)
- Monaghan's, Rockville Centre (18 taps, Irish pub and restaurant)
- Morrison's, Plainview (7 taps with Barrier, other LI beers, good bottle/can selection, gastropub, beer dinners)
- Plattduetsche Park, Franklin Square (10 taps with German beers, many German bottles, German festivals)
- Sagamore Steak House, Syosset (good craft beer selection, beer dinners)
- Savoy Tavern, Merrick (12 taps, LI beers)
- Snaps Restaurant, Wantagh (8 taps, beer dinners)
- Social Sports Lounge & Kitchen, Uniondale (craft bottles, beer dinners)
- Swingbellys Beachside BBQ, Long Beach (craft beers, beer dinners - open again after Sandy - congrats!)
- Tennessee Jed's Barbecue Grille, Wantagh (24 bottles with good craft selection)
- Trinity Restaurant & Bar, Floral Park (10 taps, Irish hospitality)
- The Vine Wine Bar, Merrick (LI crafts and imports in bottles, small plate menu)

Restaurants that Highlight Great Beer - Suffolk County

- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Bohemia (LI beers on tap, happy hour craft specials, beer dinners)
- Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Commack (LI beers on tap, happy hour craft specials, beer dinners)
- Applebee's, 14 locations in Suffolk (Fire Island beer on tap, craft beers in bottles)
- Argyle Grill & Tavern, Bablyon (9 taps, local craft beers)
- Birchwood Tap Room, Riverhead (11 taps, 16 bottles)
- Brewology, Speonk (24 taps, gastropub, craft beers in bottles)
- Bulldog Grille, Amityville (10 taps, craft beers in bottles)
- Crazy Beans, Miller Place (coffee house w 2 taps, Port Jeff and Rocky Point, also LI bottles)
- Crossroads Cafe, Northport (craft beers, beer dinners)
- Cull House, Sayville (6 taps with Blue Point beers, craft beers in bottles, beer dinners)
- Dark Horse Restaurant, Riverhead (6 taps with Greenport Harbor and Blue Point)
- Del Fuego Tex Mex Kitchen & Tequila, 2 locations in St. James & Babylon (special Port Jeff beer on tap, beer dinners, events)
- Elijah Churchill's Public House, Fort Salonga (10 taps, good craft bottle selection)
- The Fifth Season, Port Jefferson (LI craft beers on tap, beer dinnners)
- Finnegan's Restaurant & Tap Room, Huntington (12 taps, craft beers in bottles, great atmosphere)
- Giacomo Jack's, Amityville (LI craft beers, waterfront tavern)
- Grey Horse Tavern, Bayport (craft beers on tap, Blue Point beers 1/2 price on Monday nights)
- Jackson's, Commack (7 taps with LI beers, good bottle/can selection, gastropub, beer dinners)
- Jamesport Manor Inn, Jamesport (Long Island beers, beer dinners)
- La Tavola Trattoria, Sayville (special Port Jeff beer on tap, beer dinners, events)
- Love Lane Kitchen, Mattituck (craft beers, beer dinnners)
- Maxwell's, Islip (local craft beers on tap, happy hour specials)
- Melting Pot, Farmingdale (Long Island beers, beer dinners)
- Meritage, Bellport (craft beers, beer dinners)
- Mirabelle Tavern at the Three Village Inn, Stony Brook (local craft beers on tap, beer dinners)
- Nick & Toni's, East Hampton (local beers, beer tasting events)
- Old Fields Restaurant, Greenlawn (6 taps with LI beers, gastropub with great burgers)
- One Main Restaurant & Bar, Babylon (16 LI beers on tap including Rocky Point, GSB)
- Painters Restaurant, Bellport (local beers on tap including Blue Point)
- PeraBell Food Bar, Patchogue (4 taps with craft beers including Blue Point, changes seasonally)
- Porters on the Lane, Bellport (6 taps, good bottles, beer dinners)
- Post Office Cafe, Babylon (10 taps, craft beers in bottles)
- Public House 49, Patchogue (10 taps with local craft beers, gastropub menu)
- Pumpernickels Restaurant, Northport (German beers and hearty German food)
- Restaurant Blue, Blue Point (deals on Blue Point beers)
- Rowdy Hall, East Hampton (8 taps, 20 bottles, beer dinners)
- Ruvo Restaurant & Bar, 2 locations in Greenlawn and Port Jefferson (special Port Jeff beer on tap, beer dinners, events)
- Sea Cove Italian American Bar & Grill, Center Moriches (20 taps with local crafts)
- Toast Coffeehouse, Port Jefferson (good craft selection, fondue and tapas)
- Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton (local craft beers, events)
- Tweeds Restaurant and Buffalo Bar, Riverhead (4 taps, all Blue Point and Southampton)
- The Village Lanterne, Lindenhurst (opening soon in new location, German food and beer, biergarten)

Hop Farms

- Condzella Hops, Wading River

Craft Brewing, Homebrewing and Beer Enthusiast Clubs

- B.E.E.R. (Brewer's East End Revival)
- The Brewers Collective
- Long Island Craft Brewers Guild
- Long Island Girls Pint Out
- LIBME (Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts)

Blogs and Podcasts on Long Island Beer

- The Beer Amigos (iTunes podcast highlighting craft beer scene on Long Island)
- Beer Loves Company (blog by LI beer enthusiasts Alicia and Kevin)
- Corks, Caps and Taps (blog by veteran beer writer Alan Wax)
- Donavan Hall's Long Island Beer Guide (online and print)
- Super Neat Beer Adventure, Yes!! (blog by Niko Krommydas of LI Pulse magazine)

Homebrew Supplies

- Arbor Wine & Beermaking Supplies, Islip
- Back Alley Brew Shop (at Hoptron Brewtique), Patchogue
- Brewer's Den, Smithtown
- Brewtopia of Port Jeff, Port Jefferson (also sells craft beer in bottles)
- Glen Cove Home Brew, Glen Cove
- Homebrews & Handgrenades, Baldwin
- Karp's Homebrew Shop, East Northport
- Kedco (The Brews Brothers), Farmingdale

Beer Retailers Filling Growlers - Nassau County

- All Island Beverage, Bellmore (6 growler taps)
- Beverage Barn of Garden City Park (growler taps, make your own 6-packs, tastings)
- County Wide Beverage, Valley Stream (large craft beer selection, 8 beers on tap for growlers)
- McBreen's Beverage, Lynbrook (10 taps for growlers, large craft selection)
- Monarch Beverage, Long Beach (8 taps for growlers, large craft selection, VIP club)
- Superstar Beverage, Oyster Bay (6 taps for growlers, 1,000 beers, tastings)
- Syosset Beverage, Syosset (8 taps for growlers, 1,000 beers, tastings)
- Wantagh Beverage Barn, Wantagh (12 taps for growlers, make your own 6-packs, tastings)

Beer Retailers Filling Growlers - Suffolk County

- Bellport Cold Beer & Soda, Bellport (700 beers, 8 beers on tap for growlers, bi-weekely in-store tastings)
- Big Z Beverages, Huntington (11 taps for growlers, tastings, BOGO growler refills on Mon.-Wed., beer of month club)
- Blue Bell Beer Distributors, Greenlawn (growlers, tastings)
- Bullseye Beverage, Smithtown (4 taps for growlers, hundreds of bottles)
- East Northport Beverage, East Northport (growler fills)
- Hoptron Brewtique, Patchogue (16 taps, all available for growler fills)
- Port Jefferson Beverage, Port Jefferson (6 taps for growlers w/ mostly LI brews)
- Riverhead Beverage, Riverhead (400+ beers, 6 taps for growlers, tastings)
- Shoreline Beverage, Huntington (2,000 beers, 20 taps for growlers)
- South Fork Beverage, Mastic (8 taps for growlers, 700+ beers)
- St. James Beverage, St. James (good craft and Belgian selection, 6 taps for growlers)
- Stony Brook Beverage, Stony Brook (500+ beers, 10 taps for growlers)
- Superstar Beverage, multiple locations (1,000 beers, tastings)
-- Bayport (9 taps for growlers)
-- Coram
-- Great River
-- Huntington Station (8 taps for growlers)
-- Melville (4 taps)
-- North Babylon (6 taps for growlers)
- Village Beverage, Wading River (good selection, 4 taps for growlers)

Beer Festivals

- BAYFEST, new annual beer festival (annually in May at Great South Bay Brewery, Bay Shore)
- Beer Fields Craft Beer & Music Festival (annually in June at Pennysaver Amphitheater, Selden)
- Blue Point Cask Ale Festival (annually in April, Blue Point Brewing, Patchogue)
- International Great Beer Expo (annually in November at Belmont Racetrack)
- Long Island Craft Beer Week (not held in 2014, next scheduled for May 2015)
- Long Island Nano Cask Ale Festival (annually in Jan./Feb., Rocky Point)
- North Fork Craft Beer Festival (annually in August, next on August 9, 2014)
- Spring Craft Beer Festival (annually in March, Nassau Coliseum )

Brewery Tours and Designated Driver Services

- Late Night Chauffeurs (designated driver service)
- Long Island Brewery Tours (limos or party buses for rent)
- Tapped Enterprises (bus trips to beer festivals)

For comprehensive information on beer festivals, beer dinners and free craft beer tastings at local beer retailers, check out

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