I probably don’t have to rehash the story. NYC had this awful superstorm called Sandy and it really messed up quite a lot. People lost their lives, their homes, heat and power, and the city was devastated on an unprecedented level. If you need a visual recap, I highly recommend seeing NOVA’s Inside the Megastorm which aired on PBS on November 21, 2012.
Craft beer in the NYC region also took a big hit. Barrier Brewing Company got hit hard by Sandy, sustaining over $100,000 in damages. As I documented in an earlier post, the craft beer community in New York State came together to support the reeling brewery. I’m happy to report that Barrier is back in business. I finally visited the Oceanside brewery and tasted their first post-Sandy batches.
I picked up one of their remaining bottles of Submersion Double IPA. They hand bottled the limited edition beer and even sealed each cap with wax.
The brewery is open to the public on Wednesdays from 2 to 8 pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4 pm. Try what they have on tap and bring home a growler or two. (Check their website for current tasting room days/hours – Barrier Brewing Co.