Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Rich, the head brew master, over at Singlecut Beersmiths. While they’re very much in construction mode, I did get a chance to sneak in a few questions as we toured the facilities.
While I was there it was a whirlwind of tank deliveries, forklift action, and workers scurrying around to get their final work in for the evening. Rich indicated that all this work will lead up to a possible October brewing date and some tasty beer in November. Starting then, Singlecut will begin their own local distribution as well as the open their much anticipated taproom.
To start, Singlecut will be whipping up 5 beers: 2 lagrrrs! and 3 ales. Yes, I said lagrrr! Paying homage to Riot Grrrl style spelling, Rich and Co. decided to brand their largers a bit differently, and I approve. One of the better parts of the evening for me was being gifted one of their delicious lagrrrs!- more on that in a separate post.
The most exciting part of Singlecut (aside from locally brewed beer right in our backyard!) is the taproom. An avid musician himself*, Rich made sure to create a space for a stage, which will be used for live music during their quarterly shin-digs. Depending on the final configuration, the taproom could hold as many as 70-80 people and will feature a large communal table, perfect for meetings and events. There was even talk of giant street parties someday. We like how you think, Rich!
*(With music being such a huge part of Rich’s life, it was a no brainer to give the brewery a musical start. The name Singlecut refers to a type of guitar he’s fond of playing. Take note of their guitar inspired beer tap handles this fall in the taproom, too.)
*Not yet open*
1933 37th Street, Astoria.