Attention Hop Heads: Greenport Harbor Ales Are Coming to NYC


It’s the kind of thing movie bromances are based on: John Liegey and Rich Vandenburgh met in college, became best friends, and always dreamed of starting a microbrewery together. That dream was made a reality last July when Greenport Harbor Brewing Company was founded. Until now, you had to travel to the North Fork to taste the pair’s bitter, hoppy IPA; fruit-noted Belgian-style ale; or rich, malty porter. Come April, these beers and others will be poured at Blind Tiger, Barcade, and maybe even an ale house near you.

“We already have a lot of different beers,” says Liegey, “which is unusual for someone our size.”

There’s the flagship Harbor Ale, Disorient IPA, Black Duck Porter, alternating seasonal ales, and the limited-edition Triton barleywine, all of which will be available in New York next month. But don’t expect to see it in the fridge at your local beer store: Greenport Harbor is available only on tap.

Update: Per the below comments, the brewery is talking to both Bierkraft and Whole Foods about the possibility of growler fills. Keep track of this and other company news by following its Twitter feed.