Fire Island Beer Company
Sandy beaches, resort villages, miles of protected environment, and no cars
allowed - talk about the ultimate vacation spot! Fire Island, the small island located off the south shore of Long Island, New York, is the incredible home to this month's Craft Beer Club feature.
For years, Jeff Glassman and his family vacationed on the island, brewing their own beer all summer long. Since there were not proper beer stores on Fire Island, Jeff and his cousin Tom found homebrewing to be the best alternative. With the incredible laid back lifestyle on Fire Island, they knew the
place needed its own beer and in 2008, that dream turned into a reality.
While running The Shack, a local landmark for vacationers to relax and enjoy
a good meal, Jeff and Tom introduced their first home brew - a lager whose taste was inspired by the easygoing vibe at The Shack and throughout Fire Island. With the support of the locals, Fire Island Beer Company was born.
Tom headed up the beer making, while Jeff and his brother Greg split up the
sales, marketing, and promotions side of the business. The brewery was officially founded in 2009 and instantly became a big hit, immediately distributing to a number of nearby states and top restaurants.
Today, the family brewery has a small collection of world-class craft beers with
serious character, substance, and style. They are beers for all seasons, all foods, and all friends (or as Fire Island likes to say, the kind of beer you want to have a beer with). Enjoy!