Blind Bat Brewery Launches Club For Full-Time Expansion

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Blind Bat Brewery, a Centerport-based brewery operated by Paul Dlugokencky, has launched The Blind Bat Brewery Club, a subscription-based organization designed to cover transition costs during expansion.

The club, which features five levels, will distribute membership benefits when Blind Bat Brewery opens a new facility and, subsequently, switches to full-time operation. Dlugokencky, who currently brews in a shed behind his residence, is currently scouting buildings in Farmingdale and expects to announce a location “sometime in March.” The new brewery will open “by the fourth quarter of 2013.”

“I had considered a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign, but neither would allow me to offer contributors what I think they would be most interested in, which is beer,” says Dlugokencky, who has decided on a semi-custom 10-barrel brewhouse. “I was inspired by both the CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, model and what a number of Long Island wineries are doing with wine clubs.”

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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.