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Long Island is pumpkin beer heaven — here’s the best ones to try

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JFB is making something you won’t find in stores. Its limited-edition Sugar Skull Pumpkin Ale, now in its third season, is aged in Rough Rider whiskey barrels from Long Island Spirits.

Featured on News 12's "The East End Full Show"

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Take an autumn trip to the beautiful East End with Doug Geed to explore some fantastic spots and have a pint of ale from some local brewers! 

 

JFB segment starts at minute 12:45.

Featured on News 12's "The East End: Pumpkin Ales"

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​At the sprawling JFB, they set up an outdoor beer garden, an appropriate setting to try their fall beers. They have a first year canning of their Sugar Skull Pumpkin Ale. Their whiskey pumpkin ale is aged in LIV Rough Rider barrels for about 11 months. When drinking it, you get the fall spices but you also get at the end of that sip, a little whiskey flavor!

Support North Fork Breweries at Craft Aid Benefit July 2 & 3

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When COVID-19, and the strict health mandates that followed, hit the East End, many businesses and restaurants scrambled to find creative, cost-effective ways to keep themselves afloat during this time of immensely decreased cash flow. 

Craft Aid - A Fundraiser to Aid North Fork Breweries

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Diane Tucci of Main Street Productions, in association with Dominic Esposito of Deville Films, have announced they will be co-producing Craft Aid, virtual concerts that aims to support several North Fork Breweries who like so many in the hospitality industry have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

Craft Aid to assist local breweries

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There was Band Aid, Live Aid and Farm Aid, now here comes Craft Aid. This virtual tasting room concert serves as an online fundraiser for Jamesport Farm Brewery, Moustache Brewing Co. and Long Ireland Beer Co. on July 2 and 3.

Featured on News 12's "The East End: Craft Aid"

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Eight bands have been playing at JFB over the past couple of weeks for the virtual concert Craft AidYou will be able to stream the concert for free on July 2 and 3.

Featured on News 12's "The East End Full Show"

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News 12's Doug Geed explores JFB and leans about their upcoming virtual concert Craft Aid, which benefits local musicians and North Fork breweries. 

 

JFB segment starts at minute 13:10.

Craft Aid to Support Local Musicians & Breweries

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Local brews and tunes for a great cause, what more could you need?

North Fork women brewers collaborate on benefit IPA

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Women can sometimes be invisible in the brewing world, where many head brewers are male — which makes The Lady Brewsters of the North Fork, a group of women who work in all facets of the East End beer sector, a unique squad.

Lady Brewsters of the North Fork

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The women that make up the Lady Brewsters of the North Fork are co-owners, brewers or managers from seven North Fork breweries. Their specially crafted beer, Lunar Ascent, an IPA, will be available through March for National Women's Month at all of their breweries.

Local woman-brewed beer to be poured at North Fork breweries

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A team of women from seven local breweries, dubbed the Lady Brewsters of the North Fork, collaborated to create and brew a new beer in celebration of Women’s History Month. 

Breweries of LI’s North Fork Celebrate Women in Beer

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In honor of Women’s Month and International Women’s Day in March, seven of Long Island’s East End breweries have come together for a women’s collaboration.

North Fork breweries band together to make specialty beer

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A collaboration of seven breweries across the North Fork, the Lady Brewsters come from the management, sales, marketing, hospitality or production teams and are brewing up something good for a cause.

7 breweries come together to celebrate women

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Seven breweries are coming together ahead of Women's Month and International Women's Day in March in the name of charity.

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

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The North Fork is home to several craft breweries that offer autumn flavors by the pint. Here's a fall beer pick for five of them.

Featured on Beer Sessions Radio

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Hear us on episode 506 of "Beer Sessions Radio" on the Heritage Radio Network where we discuss with other breweries and farmers the myriad ways that uplifting local farmers – through policy and community support – can lead to better tasting food and drink and a stronger local economy!

Featured on News 12's "The East End"

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The name says it all - it's a farm and brewery! Jamesport Farm Brewery grows its own hops and barley to make beer. News 12's Doug Geed checked out the Riverhead spot!

Farm To Pint Brewery Thrives on North Fork

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While dozens of vineyards have replaced many old potato farms that once dominated the North Fork, enterprising hops farmers rode the farm brewery trend to create Jamesport Farm Brewery two years ago.

Featured on News 12's "The East End"

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Sit back and relax with a beer made with all locally grown ingredients at Jamesport Farm Brewery! In addition to beer, they also brew their own hard cider with local apple juice and serve local wine and sangria. Come enjoy the farm-to-pint experience!  

 

JFB segment starts at minute 4:45.

Featured on Black and Tan

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Jamesport Farm Brewery located in Jamesport New York, truly is a farm to pint experience. Come see the farm and see how the mash they grow truly makes the difference!

Featured on News 12's "LI Summer"

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Jamesport Farm Brewery not only grows hops, but also malting barley, a key ingredient in brewing beer. It also features special areas to rent out for small groups or parties, and has a big outdoor seating area and games to relax and enjoy the adult beverages. The farm is also pet friendly!

Featured on News 12's "The East End"

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Doug Geed visits Jamesport Farm Brewery where they grow their own hops and barley and combine them to make great beers! They also brew their own hard cider with local apple juice and offer local wine and sangria for those who don't drink beer. New this year are reserved VIP areas for private groups that can be rented by the hour.

 

JFB segment starts at minute 10:00.

Fresh Hops & Farm Brewing

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After a successful first year opening, horticulturists turned brewers Melissa Daniels and Anthony Caggiano are getting closer to their goal of becoming a fully self-contained farm brewery. JFB is one of the only producers on Long Island to grow both the hops and barley required for making beer on-site.

New bars, lounges on Long Island

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Jamesport Farm Brewery: A working farm that grows hops and barley used in its own beer, it offers a sunbathed yard and indoor space. 

Dan’s Best of the Best Brewery

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Jamesport Farm Brewery is proud to announce that we were selected as the 2017 Gold Official Dan's Papers Readers' Choice Brewery! Thank you for your support! 

Man & Woman of the Year

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The Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association honors Anthony Caggiano and Melissa Daniels (owners of Jamesport Farm Brewery) as the 53rd Annual Man & Woman of the Year! 

Featured on News 12's "The East End" (full show)

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In this week's East End show, Doug Geed visits a new farm where they grow the ingredients to make their own beer.  JFB segment starts at minute 11:00.

Featured on News 12's "The East End" (preview)

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This 43-acre North Fork farm grows not only hops, but barley too -- the only place on Long Island where the grain is grown. Check out the tasting room in a converted potato barn.

The 6 Best Breweries on Long Island

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While wineries have traditionally dominated the tasting space on Long Island, a cool crop of breweries have opened up throughout the island in recent years. Here are a few of our favorite Long Island breweries.

Pick Up a Pint at Jamesport Farm Brewery This Fall

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Grab a pint at the new Jamesport Farm Brewery—opened in Riverhead Aug. 25—where most craft beers are made with hops, wheat and barley grown right on site. A true “farm to pint” experience, the 43-acre farmland that was once a potato farm, now has many hop plants that prefer the same soils as potatoes. I caught up with Jamesport Farm Brewery co-owner Melissa Daniels to learn about some of the popular brews out this fall.

Jamesport Farm Brewery to Host Long Island’s Fresh Hop Festival

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LI Hops, a 43-acre hop farm and home to newly opened Jamesport Farm Brewery, is nestled among the plentiful wineries of the Long Island North Fork. Each year, as the summer winds down, they begin the harvest of several hop varieties—all for sale to local homebrewers and professionals alike. On Saturday, September 23, they’ll be hosting over 15 breweries for a festival showcasing beers (and a couple ciders) that utilize fresh hops.

Jamesport Farm Brewery opens in Riverhead

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In a farmland-scarce place such as Long Island, longtime horticulturalists Melissa Daniels and Anthony Caggiano have accomplished the improbable: They’ve opened a microbrewery where all of the hops and grain for the beers are grown on site.

Jamesport Farm Brewery celebrates opening weekend

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Jamesport Farm Brewery held its grand opening Saturday afternoon as dozens of people celebrated Long Island’s first “farm to pint” brewery.

Featured on the cover of "The New York Landscape Contractor"

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Jamesport Farm Brewery, Long Island’s first authentic “farm to pint” brewery that grows and harvests the majority of the ingredients used for its craft beers, will be hosting their Grand Opening Celebration on August 26th, 2017.

Community comes out in support of Jamesport Farm Brewery

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Jamesport Farm Brewery’s bid to become Long Island’s first “farm to pint” brewery took a step forward last Thursday after numerous speakers urged the Riverhead Town Planning Board to approve the project and officials decided to not require a potentially lengthy environmental study.

Long Island’s first ‘farm to pint’ brewery planned for Jamesport

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Learn about how Jamesport Farm Brewery plans to convert an old potato barn into a brewery and tasting room. The 40+ acre farm will also grow most of the ingredients used to make their craft beers right on site.

Brooklyn’s Favorite Fork

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Anthony Caggiano and Melissa Daniels of Plant Connection, a Riverhead nursery, have begun a new division, L.I. Hops, to satisfy the demand created by beer makers.

Hop Farms Booming on Long Island

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Long Island is helping revive the hops industry in the Empire State. Thanks to recent legislation that is encouraging small scale breweries to source from within the state, the number of acreage in the state producing hops jumped from perhaps five acres nearly a decade ago to nearly 300 in 2015, according to Cornell University’s cooperative-extension division.

On LI, It’s Hip Once More To Grow Hops

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It’s been nearly three years since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State farm brewing law to spur demand for locally grown products and increase the economic impact of the burgeoning craft brewing industry.

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