RECIPE OF THE MONTH - NEW ZEALAND IPA

By Hoptron Brewtique on 1/27/2015
Every month, our good friend Patrick McHale, beertender at Hoptron and owner of Back Alley Brew Shop located just behind us, will give us home-brew recipe for the style of the month.  This month, IPAs and as we focused previously on hop styles from the other side of the world, Patrick goes into a bit more depth regarding New Zealand hops in particular - and, of course, you can purchase these hops and many more from Back Alley. Take it away, Patrick!.....

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OTHER HALF BREWING DOUBLE FLIGHT TAKEOVER!

By Hoptron Brewtique on 1/20/2015

We here at Hoptron Brewtique were honored to have one of our favorite breweries, Other Half Brewing Co. down for a special Saturday afternoon “We Own the Flight” event and it was a killer! We were pouring 8 of their selections, including the Evil Twin Brett IPA collab, Beat It, Nerd and the ever popular triple IPA All Green Everything, both...

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HOP BLOG

By Hoptron Brewtique on 1/15/2015

American craft brewers can be viewed as the Indiana Joneses of their profession. They take ancient, esoteric and almost extinct beer styles, dust them off and present them to a new and appreciative base, almost always with a twist and a wink. Gose, porter, saisons, all given fresh life here in America. Nothing epitomizes this more than the India Pale Ale, which has also become pretty much THE quintessential craft brew. And what is the key to this style, in all of its forms? Hops, man! Lots and lots of hops. But ....

IPA - India Pale Ale

By Hoptron Brewtique on 1/1/2015
My craft beer hardcore infatuation began with Blue Point Brewery’s Hoptical Illusion and it was amazing; I had never tasted anything before then that was so bitter and yet so juicy, so sharp and yet so drinkable. It sure didn’t hurt that it was higher on the ABV level, either. At the time, it meant my hard earned dollar went a good amount further. IPAs became my jam and I’ve never been the same since. But, just like many relationships, attention begins to wane. And, honestly, my attention has been wavering off IPAs...

New Hoptron Blog

By Hoptron Brewtique on 1/1/2015

Hey y’all! We’ve been asked to start keeping an up-to-date blog on our website (ok, maybe it was my mom who asked, but it counts). But we wanted it to have a point, a purpose, a theme! So, here’s what we are going to do:

Every month, we are picking a Beer Style of the Month. Each week, we will talk about the style, pick a brewery that’s making sick examples of that style, discuss new and cool events or features about the style and (courtesy of our very own Patrick McHale of Back Alley Brew Shop) give a homebrew recipe for that style. Maybe we will grab some of our friends at Hoptron to talk about why they love Imperial Stouts, or have one of our Beertenders select a Saison and talk about why they dig it. Nice and themey- no?

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Hoptron Brewtique
22 West Main Street
Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone: 631-438-0296

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Mon.   Closed 
Tue.-Thurs.   12pm – 10pm
Fri.-Sat. 12pm – 12am
Sun. 12pm –   8pm