By Rachel Feinblatt By Rachel Feinblatt | May 26, 2023 | Food & Drink Food & Drink Feature Features Feature Food & Drink
Local beers are all of the buzz in the Hamptons. Crack open a cold one at these local faves.
Westhampton Beach Brewing Co.’s Jetty 4 Lager, Hurricane IPA, Tropical Storm N.E.I.P.A. and Summer Ale on Dune Road in Westhampton Beach
MONTAUK BREWING COMPANY
Founded by three lifelong friends, Montauk Brewing Company embodies the spirit and lifestyle of the community it serves. From its flagship beer—Wave Chaser IPA—to its fastest-selling seasonal style—Montauk Summer Ale—each colorful can captures a taste of Montauk through high-quality ingredients and traditional brewing methods. New to the Montauk Brewing Company family are the Tropical IPA and Surf Beer golden ale, both of which are best enjoyed at its Montauk taproom. 62 S. Erie Ave., Montauk, montaukbrewingco.com
WESTHAMPTON BEACH BREWING CO.
Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply looking for a place to unwind and enjoy a celebratory clink, Westhampton Beach Brewing Co. is a must-visit destination on the East End. Founded in 2018 by a group of friends with a passion for brewing, the brewery’s focus is on creating high-quality beers that reflect the unique character of the East End. From classic styles like lagers and IPAS to more experimental brews, each beer is carefully crafted using locally sourced ingredients. 220 Roger’s Way, Ste. I, Westhampton Beach, whbbrewing.com
Montauk Brewing Company’s Wave Chaser IPA.
KIDD SQUID BREWING CO.
Brew and new are always better and Kidd Squid Brewing Co. is living evidence of this mantra. Opened in 2022 with a stellar Sag Harbor tasting room, vibrant packaging and a tasty selection of on-tap beers, Kidd Squid Brewing Co. delivers excellence through each of its unique sips. We recommend clinking with brew flavors like Tide Gose Out and its rotating Moon Series IPAs, two of the brewery’s top tipples. 11 Spring St., Sag Harbor, kiddsquid.com
JAMESPORT FARM BREWERY
Jamesport Farm Brewery’s 43-acre family-owned and -operated brewery is dedicated to using its own farm-grown and locally sourced New York ingredients in its sustainably produced beers. Visitors can enjoy a flight of craft beer, live music and delicious bites from a local food truck while taking in the picturesque farm scenery. With a packed schedule of fun events, there’s always a reason to visit Jamesport Farm Brewery and experience the unique North Fork farm vibes. 5873 Sound Ave., Riverhead, jfbrewery.com
GREENPORT HARBOR BREWING COMPANY
Head to the pitcher-esque village of Greenport or Peconic for Greenport Harbor Brewing Company—a North Fork fixture in the local community. For nearly 15 years, the brewery has served a plethora of pints to accommodate drinkers of all taste buds—with a restaurant at its Peconic location to complement buzzy brews. Fueled by an ardor for fine ingredients and philanthropy, the brewery is committed to sustainability and community involvement, hosting beach cleanups and charity fundraisers. Multiple locations, greenportharborbrewing.com
Photography by: WESTHAMPTON BEACH BREWING CO. PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN MIGLIARA; MONTAUK BREWING CO. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRAND; BEER SUNSET IMAGE BY IGOR BUKHLIN/ISTOCK