Saturday, June 9, 2012
Brewery to open in Astoria
From the Queens Courier:
Queens will soon be home to its first brewery in decades with the opening of SingleCut Beersmiths in Astoria later this year.
The company’s president and owner Rich Buceta said that the new brewery, which will be located at 19-33 37th St., is a natural fit for the borough.
“Queens has not had a brewery to call its own in a very long time,” said Buceta, 48, who was born in Jamaica.
SingleCut will feature a Tap Room with beer tastings and a stage for live musical performances, Buceta said. Visitors will also be able to take home half-gallon growlers. Though there will be no bar on the premises, Buceta said he may consider that option in the future and will hold several events a year utilizing the 5,000-square-foot-space and its stage.
If construction stays on schedule, Buceta plans to begin distributing beer throughout New York City in September.