Great South Bay Brewery Construction, Tasting Room, Conscious Sedaison

Located at 2309 Union Boulevard in Bay Shore within a 1,200-square-foot, two-story building since January of 2010, Great South Bay Brewery is currently expanding operations with the recent acquisition of an additional 4,300-square-foot, one-story building—also located at 2309 Union Boulevard, at the rear of the first structure—that will feature a new 30-BBL brewhouse.

The first story of the front building, Great South Bay’s current brewhouse, will soon function as their tasting room and is set to open on Friday, 5/13, coinciding with the first day of Long Island Craft Beer Week. The grand opening will also serve to introduce Great South Bay’s newest beer, Conscious Sedaison, a Farmhouse Saison available in a limited 750 ml cork-and-cage bottle.

Here is a preview of what Great South Bay’s tasting room will offer from founder/head brewmaster Rick Sobotka:

“The tasting room will have a large bar and multiple tables and customers will be offered free 2 oz tastings. We will also be selling tokens which can be exchanged for merchandise, special released beers, growler fills, keg purchases and 8 oz servings of GSB brew (with food). Tasting room hours will begin as Fridays/Saturdays from 3:00PM – 8:00PM and will extend to other days as we span out.”

Continuing with Great South Bay’s expansion, here are the specifics on their new 30-BBL production brewery, again from Sobotka:

“The new production brewery will be a 30-BBL system (I currently brew on a 1-BBL system; 60 keg batches vs 2 keg batches). We are keeping the 1-BBL to do our test batches on, which will be housed in a corner of the new brewery.

Main contents of new production brewery:

30-BBL, 2 vessel brewhouse
3 – 30-BBL fermenters
2 – 60-BBL fermenters
1 – 45-BBL hot liquor tank
1 – 60-BBL Brite tank
1- Canning Processing Unit (we will come out with 6 pack, 12 pack and 24 pack cans, rather than bottles)
1- 4 headed Semi-Automatic Keg Racker

The brewhouse has been ordered from a facility in Chicago and is currently in construction.

Updates to follow.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.