Month: June 2014

From the Archives: Barrier Brewing Company

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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.

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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.

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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.

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