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People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. 337 am EDT Thu Jul 20 2017 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am this morning to 11 PM EDT this evening... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. 342 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. 342 PM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017 ...Air quality alert in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening... ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx... Westchester...Rockland. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone. The air quality index...or aqi...was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value...the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated...the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young...and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. A toll free air quality hotline has been established so New York residents can stay informed on the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1-800-535-1345. -- Thursday Jul.20 17,08:24 AM

Long Island Brewery Adventure - NY Native Greg Back Tours LI's Local Breweries

I am traveling all across New York to find the best breweries and the best places to drink a beer. Follow me in my journey and read all about my adventures as I discover my ...

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New York State is the epicenter of a great number of cultural trends, not the least among them being the locavore movement. Farm-to-table essentially began here, and its influence has spread not only to fresh and unique food, but to fresh and unique beer, as well. Beer represents another facet in the growing demand among citizens of the Empire State for products that are representative of the communities in which they live. This demand is slowly spreading from beer made locally to beer made with local ingredients, as well.

New York State has well over one hundred operating breweries, which represents a remarkable jump in just the past ten years. There are beers representing every possible style, the differing tastes of every region, as well as encompassing the history of our towns and communities in ways that other products simply cannot. I happen to represent one of the newest nano-scale operations in the state, the Bly Hollow Brewery, maker of the Beer Diviner line of beers. We are proud to announce a new beer, our Original Pale Ale, which is made with locally-sourced hops and malts, making it the first all New York beer to be produced since the craft beer boom began. This got me thinking: why not travel all across the state to meet brewers big and small, celebrate the people, the history, and the distinct notions that make us New Yorkers? And why not start on Long Island, set to become a craft beer powerhouse in the coming years?

So, here I am. Next week, March 18th-23rd, I will be traveling all across the Island to visit many of the breweries who have opened their doors to me. There are far too many breweries, brewpubs, and craft beer bars in Nassau and Suffolk for me to visit in a mere week, but I have compiled an extensive (and probably optimistic) itinerary. I am pleased to announce my planned visit to these breweries:

  • Barrier Brewing Company, Oceanside
  • Barrage Brewing, Farmingdale
  • Black Forest Brew Haus, Farmingdale
  • Blue Point Brewing Company, Patchogue
  • Brickhouse Brewery, Patchogue
  • Great South Bay Brewing Company, Bay Shore
  • Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Greenport
  • Long Ireland Beer Company, Riverhead
  • Oyster Bay Brewing Company, Oyster Bay
  • Southampton Publick House, Southampton

This list is subject to change, and will probably grow once I have arrived.

I look forward to experiencing the best beer that Long Island has to offer. Please, join me in my trip, or follow my progress on LongIsland.com and on my blog, inthenameofbeer.com.


Greg Back is a brewer, blogger, and beer geek visiting from the Albany area. He is currently in the midst of a long journey across New York to introduce the Original Pale Ale, a beer made with locally-sourced ingredients by the Bly Hollow Brewery, as well as to meet people all across the Empire State who share his love of beer. Follow his progress next week right here on LongIsland.com, and also visit his website, inthenameofbeer.com.

 

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