Best Local Brewery - 2013
Barrier Brewing Company
Barrier Brewing Company keeps turning out creative, wildly imaginative and super tasty brews. Its expansive, inventive list of credits includes petite saison Cycle, German rauchbier Frau Blücher, Belgian smoked wheat ale Le Pete, and Saazsquash, a butternut squash ale. Proprietors Evan Klein and Craig Frymark launched this venture in 2010 and brewed just two kegs at a time; the partners are now producing 15,000 times that annually. Find these brews on draft around New York City and Long Island.