Dylan Visits Singlecut, One of Queens’ Brand New Breweries

I don’t have to tell you this sad fact: It has been a rough year.

As we ease into the holidays, what better way to celebrate than with some delicious ice cold craft beer?

I love local beer, and on Sundays I’ll stroll over to the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg for a Brewmaster’s Reserve (or five).

Excellent beer also comes from Red Hook, where Sixpoint’s business is exploding. This is all thanks to their newfound success canning and expanding their distribution well beyond bars. Until June 2011, you’d have to be at a bar in Brooklyn to enjoy their fantastic brews. Believe me, I had quite a few of their pints on tap.

Nowadays, you can get delicious Sixpoint at bodegas and supermarkets! For the love of beer, please pour it into a glass. No good beer should be consumed directly out of the bottle or can.

Dylan with brewmaster Rich Buceta

Dylan with brewmaster Rich Buceta

Singlecut Beersmiths is the newest addition to our local beer scene. After hearing about the upstart earlier this year, I quickly liked them on facebook and attended their first tasting event! I was blown away. Brewmaster Rich Buceta explained to me how he has been brewing in his Manhattan apartment. I asked how that was even possible, based on the fact that there were so many excellent beers at the event. Did he have some sort of ginormous apartment or mansion? He laughed, saying “I have a very understanding wife.”

view from upper level

Singlecut opened the doors of their spankin’ new brewery in Astoria earlier this month, and I trekked out there for DAY ONE FUN. Check out my photos! I brought my growlers so I could bring the amazing beer home with me after enjoying “a few” tastes in their new digs.


Don’t have a growler? No problem. They sell them. Short on cash but still want to see this fantastic place and try their beer? You’re in luck. They are super friendly, and you can taste whatever’s on tap for free for the rest of December. And check out their website for taproom hours, directions, etc.

And learn more in this great article!


-Dylan, Fresh 102.7


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