Locally Sourced Ingredients

As a New York State Farm Brewery, we Partner with New York State Farmers to bring our customers ales which highlight the unique bounty of the New York terroir.  Our Hops and Fruits are grown by Long Island Farmers.  We use Barley and Wheat from farms in the Rochester and Batavia regions of New York. 

 

Meet the farmers

Richter's Orchard- Apples and Peaches

Northport, Long island

 

f you have never visited Richters Orchard , its time for a visit.  Brothers Louis and Andrew Amsler and their family have been Long island fruit growers since 1934.  The orchard has been in operation since 1900.   luscious apple trees can be found along the road as you enter the orchard. Continue to the barn where the apples and cider are sold and you will feel like you stepped back in time.   located on Pulaski Road in Northport,  Richter's is open August to May. Hours are 9 to 5 Monday thru Saturday and 10 to 5 on Sunday.  In August and September. They close in May which marks the end of the apple season.  Here is their story....

About 1871, Frederick W. Richter came to America from Germany. After some 29 years in the confectionery business, he moved to Northport and fulfilled his lifelong dream of planting an apple orchard.  Even then, the sunny slopes of Long Island’s North Shore was widely known as having the ideal soil, drainage, and exposure to produce the highest quality and flavored fruit.  This was the beginning of Richters Orchard in 1900.  The orchard was improved and enlarged to become one of the first modern commercial apple orchards on long island, and has been operating continuously since that time.

1n 1934, after graduating from Farmingdale Agricultural College, Andrew and Louis’ Dad came to work for Mr. Richter.  Three years later, he leased the Orchard from Mr. Richter, and operated it on his own.  In 1946, after serving in the Navy Sea Bees in the South Pacific for three and a half years, he got married and purchased the orchard.  Mr. Richer had passed on and in honor of his memory, they continued operating it as “Richters Orchard“. They ran the business while raising three sons.After Graduating fron Cornell University College of Agriculture, and working for their parents, the Amsler Brothers took over the operation of the farm.  

 

 

 Louis and Andy Amsler with Pomme, Apple Ale, GOld Medal Winner 2017 NYS Governor's Cup

Louis and Andy Amsler with Pomme, Apple Ale, GOld Medal Winner 2017 NYS Governor's Cup