Prohibition has been abolished, and Brooklyn-brewed line gold has evoked the golden age of top-selling beer brewing and is a brewing company expanding to meet demand.
One of Long Island’s fastest growing craft breweries, the 1940s was founded by Charlie Becker and named as a tribute to his father Walter Becker. It was closed in 1976.
“I grew up as a fan of the Yankees,” says Charlie, whose great-grandfather was also a brewer, but even though it was Mets’ official beer, Reingold was our beer. did. ”
After retiring 10 years ago, Charlie continued the brewing tradition at home with his daughter, then joined a homemade club, and has been the head brewer of the 1940s since the two founded the company in 2014. Connected with John Brengel.
“We cut it off and made some great beers together,” Becker said. “It was a great partnership.”
After raising over $ 16,000 on Kickstarter, they set up a shop in 4,000 square feet of industrial space. Last month they celebrated their 4th anniversary. Partners are currently planning to expand production.
“We bought a new 10-barrel brewing system to replace the old 5-barrel system,” says Becker.
The 1940s beer lineup reflects Becker’s German heritage, including Heffer in Justice, Hefeweizen, Bohemia Blonde, and 1940s lagers where breweries take over older school lagers like Rheingold. ..
IPAs, including three New England-style hazy IPAs, are also well represented. — — Just tap it, in the evil Chowdah, and in Bloom — — Dark beer enthusiasts appreciate Snap Crackle Porter and two sinful good stouts, Sinners Mass, and Imperial Confession.
Popular summer seasonal beers include Signal 8 Summer Wheat Beer and Sapphire Squeeze Blueberry Ale, one of the brewery’s biggest sellers. In October, you can enjoy popular autumn season beers such as Effen Pumpkin Ale and Gute Zeiten. — — German for fun — — Traditional German-style Maruzen beer.
And all that German heritage ran through beer, making this Oktoberfest an ideal place to call a “prost” (cheers) in the 1940s.
The 1940s brewing company is located at 1337 Lincoln Ave. in Holbrook. For more information, please visit 1940sbrewingcompany.com.
Bernie Kilkelly is the editor and publisher of LIBeerGuide.com.