A few weekends ago, I attended the Rockaway Brewing Company’s launch of their first canned beer. Although the brewery originated in the Far Rockaway, it has recently moved to a far bigger facility in Long Island City, Queens. Their beers are New York City craft beers at its finest, using fresh ingredients and delicious tasting.
For their first foray into canned beers, they are seeking the Rockaway ESB. At 6.4% ABV, this is their flagship brew. Light, malty, and sweet, it is a delicious any-time drinking beer. The brewery itself is absolutely worth the visit to Long Island City. Fun and funky, the space embodies the spirit of the Rockaway. With several beers on tap and growlers available for sale, I highly recommend a visit to the Rockaway Brewing Company. And while you are in the area, be sure to stop by Big Alice Brewery, just a few blocks away. They are always offering incredibly unique brews (right now they are serving a Cranberry Imperial Stout and a Vanilla Prune Dark Caramel Stout), and the brew masters are happy to make recommendations