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Celebrate National Beer Day at These Nearby Breweries

April 6, 2021

There’s no better way to relish the much-anticipated arrival of spring than with a cold beer. When National Beer Day comes along on April 7, you have an excuse to indulge in your favorite brews from breweries making their own beer near our Octagon apartments.

Whether you love a crisp IPA, a hearty porter or a refreshing ale, they have it all at these local breweries. Stop by for a brew – or a few – and get in the National Beer Day spirit! Plus, many of them offer beers to-go as well.

Big aLICe Brewing, located at 8-08 43rd Rd, Long Island City which is eight minutes from your Octagon apartment, was founded by Kyle Hurst and Scott Berger, who focus on using local, fresh, and organic ingredients with the idea of preserving seasonal flavors through beer.

Since 2013, the taproom has been open for onsite drinking. It was recently expanded and they now distribute throughout the five boroughs, Long Island, greater New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. However, they’re still committed to creative small-batches beers which challenge and excite their customers.

Rockaway Brewing Company, located at 46-01 5th St, Long Island City which is 10 minutes from your Octagon apartment, is a hip microbrewery open on weekends, with experimental tastings and personal and party-size growlers.

Before the founders of Rockaway Brewing brewed all of their beer by hand at their Long Island City facility, they were homebrewing in their Far Rockaway backyards – mainly so they would have something to sip on after a day of surfing. The times may have changed, but they still handcraft every batch with the same fresh ingredients.

Big aLICe Brewing

8-08 43rd Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

(347) 688-2337

Rockaway Brewing Company

46-01 5th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

(718) 482-6528

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