Ahoy, yo! Port Jeff Brewing Company Grand Opening Review

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Port Jeff Brewing Company opened 22 Mill Creek Road in Port Jefferson, site of its 1600-square-foot brewery, for business on Saturday, 10/15 with flights, pints, pours, tours, and other maritime-related beerstuffs.

[Inspiration for introduction: Ric Flair.]

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Michael Philbrick, founder and head brewer of Port Jeff Brewing Company, presented attendees with four beers for consumption: Boo Brew, Low Tide Black IPA, Port Jeff Porter, and Schooner Ale.

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Port Jeff Porter, a 5.3% ABV, four-malt porter “that a shipbuilder would have enjoyed after a long, hard day in the yard,” was Port Jeff Brewing Company’s first bottle release, available at 10:00AM and limited to one hundred 750ml vessels. The corked, caged, and numbered bottles are the first of three releases from the same, and inaugural, batch of Port Jeff Porter.

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The second and third installments are currently aging in Heaven Hill Distilleries whiskey barrels, stationed at the bow of the tasting room.

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Prior to 12:00PM and the cask-tap of Schooner Ale, dry-hopped with Columbus hops from Condzella’s Farm in Wading River, Port Jeff Brewing Company was presented with a proclamation by Deputy Presiding Officer of Suffolk County, Vivian Viloria-Fisher.

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Ahoy, yo!

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