Staten Island has brewed before. It had a long history of brewing in the late 19th century, and a large commercial brewery called Rubsam & Hormann operated as recently as 1960. The borough briefly flirted with craft beer with the short-lived Yankee Brewing Company in the early 2000s. But after a decade hiatus, brewing is back on Staten Island with this weekend’s opening of Flagship Brewing Company.
So happy for Staten Island and proud of my old friend Jay Sykes and his crew.
Pier 76 has a delicious pizza and arugula salad if you want to grab a bite before or after.