An American Craft Beer Week has occurred for the past five years at hundreds of locations throughout the United States, progressively increasing in size and creating a thirsty interest locally.
Patchogue is home to both the , which will be opening a new cask every Friday throughout the summer, and to the which recently won several awards for their signature brews. The Long Island Ale House will soon open its doors on Rt. 112 in Medford.
Nearly a dozen microbreweries and brew pubs specializing in craft beer have become more prominent throughout Long Island in recent years. These breweries, as well as bars and restaurants serving craft beer, drew the first annual Long Island craft beer week to a close on Sunday.