Friday, July 20, 2018
Craft Brewing Out East
A Panel Discussion and tasting with
Vaughn Cutillo, Montauk Brewery Company
Richard Vandenburgh, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
and Lauri Spitz, Moustache Brewing Company
Hosted and moderated by Charles Collins
In the last several years, dozens of microbreweries have opened on Long Island, with some of the best located on the East End. Join us for this panel discussion of the local craft beer boom with three leading East End brewers, as we explore the rapid growth of this new regional industry. After the talk, enjoy a complimentary tasting of each brewery’s offerings in the Library’s courtyard.
VAUGHN CUTILLO is head of marketing for the Montauk Brewing Company and a co-founder of the establishment with his friends, Eric Moss and Joe Sullivan. The company, now in its fifth year, is among the country’s fastest growing craft breweries.
RICHARD VANDENBURGH is a co-founder of Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, having left a career in law to co-found the company with his college friend, John Liegey. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Brewers Association since 2013 and is presently in his second term as board secretary. He is also president of the Greenport Village Improvement District and a board member of the Long Island Farm Bureau, the North Fork Promotions Council, and the Greenport American Legion.
LAURI SPITZ, with her husband, Matthew, are the co-founders of the Riverhead-based Moustache Brewing Company, which opened its doors in April of 2014 and expanded last year to a seven barrel brew house, nearly quadrupling the company’s capacity.