Secatogue Brewing Company is toasting to its second anniversary.
The brewery, located in West Islip on the south shore of Long Island, opened in May 2019.
After the COVID-19 pandemic forced bars and restaurants to close last March, Secatogue had to cancel all plans for a first-anniversary celebration.
But they kept the beers brewing.
Owner Ken Srubinski says that people stepped up and continued to support the brewery by purchasing to-go beers and taking advantage of their local delivery service.
“If we weren’t able to operate, there’s no way we’re having our two-year anniversary,” Srubinski said in a phone interview.
For Srubinski, it’s a family affair– and a local one. Ken’s younger brothers, Tommy and Zach, work at Secatogue, too. All three graduated from West Islip schools.
“We just got super lucky to be able to be in the hometown here,” Srubinski said.
Secatogue features a variety of craft beers on tap, all brewed on-premises. They’ve become well-known for their IPAs, but offer a constantly changing menu to welcome seasonal favorites and new flavors.
Currently, Secatogue is open Thursday through Sunday and guests are welcome in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. Limited indoor and outdoor seating is available and reservations are strongly encouraged.
Srubinski says even if you’re not a craft beer lover, come check Secatogue out. You just might change your mind.
For more information and to make a reservation, visit SecatogueBrewing.com.