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76 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“Visited on 7/22/20. 3-4 wooden picnic tables outside the brewery, next to a small food truck, due to Covid pandemic. They had 17 beers on tap plus 8 cans to go. No flights available. The food at the food truck was not bad, the only minus side was the plastic cups, covid again!“
trapped 1171 days ago
66 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“goods are casual drinking environment. bad is same as youngins overdrink. good is non neipa ipa and collabs with all stars.“
Sammy 1836 days ago
76 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“Was here a couple years ago and somehow didn’t rate it then. But another visit on a Wednesday evening late in May. And Wednesday is a great day to go if you’re interested in trying all of the 11 beers they had on. Flights on Wednesdays are $5 for 5x5oz pours. They’re usually $10, which is still a decent deal. Free popcorn, and there’s a food truck outside. All of the beers are pretty solid, though the list was slightly one dimensional with about 7 of them being IPA or hoppy pales, but there was also a pepper beer, an oyster stout, a couple lighter lager style things. Good selection overall, friendly staff, and a nice enough place to hang out, slightly dive like. Worth swinging by if you’re in the area.“
j12601 2389 days ago
76 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“Little place next to railroad tracks, 11 beers on tap and some cans and bottles - all their own, all decent, no food but there was a food truck outside, $10 for a flight of five, worth a visit“
thorongil2 2654 days ago
86 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“Newer location for these guys..much more operating room than before..no real sign or directional signage..but look for a yellow building near train tracks..12 offerings on tap on last visit..cool little bar area..few high tops..large chalkboard displays taps..free popcorn..music was way too loud..all beers were tasty and they were doing 10 oz pours, flights and growlers..was hoping to try money..but it wasnt on..cool small place..good crafted beers ..worth a visit if in long island..“
HeadyDE 3457 days ago
92 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“Starting to run out of breweries & Brewpubs to vist within a 50 mi radius of my home. Somehow I’d mised Barrier previously. This place is amazing! My flight was "13 beers"! The people here are great and the beer even better. What blew me away was the sheer number of beers they are making for such a small brewery. Also they really don’t have any regular beers...so all the beers are changing regularly...even more awesome! This is a destination craft beer brewery...I highly recommend a special visit here...you won’t be disappointed!“
PRBeer 3583 days ago
86 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“This place has come a long way, since their first place was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. They have a great tasting room, nice bar, comfortable lounge area. Really friendly and knowledgeable staff. They give youa flight of 5 beers free to try, and after that, you pay for pints, or anything else. They have bottles, or growlers to take home. Fairly reasonable, some a little expensive. No food available. Lots of beers available at any one time, and this brewer brews a wide variety of styles (Imperial Stouts, Milds, ESB, Cream Ales, IPA), generally doing a solid job. Great place overall.“
tgncc 3643 days ago
78 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“Small and crowded tasting area in the brewery. The staff was friendly and they had several taps (~12 I believe). Some really solid beers, some were just decent. Will definitely be back due to the proximity to my parents house.“
tcane7 3771 days ago
82 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“Spent 30 minutes on a Wednesday afternoon chatting with Evan, and sampling a few of his (fantastic) beers. The location was a bit hard to find, though the tip on the Barrier site helped a lot (turn on Access road, off of Atlantic Ave). When I visited, it was a brew day so the place smelled amazing. 12 beers were on, 1 oz plastic cup samples of any of them, 32 oz and 64 oz growlers to go. I grabbed a 32 oz growler of the session IPA, which I really enjoyed. Places like this are hard to rate. If you judge them against brewery tap rooms that have a pub feel to do them, and happen to be a brewery, this isn’t it. If you judge it as craft beer in its truest sense, two guys with a dream busting their ass to make great beers, this is it. I enjoyed my visit, and appreciated the time Evan spent with me.

82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.“
theisti 3921 days ago
86 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“This is the best brewery on LI (and probably in NY). These guys put out awesome beer (I have rated 3 beers a 4 or higher). Their IPA is outstanding. As far as their location, it’s not exactly easy to find (it’s in a warehouse, there are no signs from the road, and no parking lot). Nonetheless, people seem to find it and the Saturday afternoon tastings are always well-frequented. They actually have more than 5 taps on now, maybe more like 10. You never know exactly what will be on tap as they are constantly producing kegs, but they do make plenty of new stuff. They give out free samples of all their beers and do growler fills each Saturday. Very similar to Hill Farmstead (except located in a more densely settled area haha). Make sure you bring a lot of growlers because you will want to get some fills. This is a great new brewery in NY, one of the best up and coming breweries. Right now it is not getting a lot of press, but it is a real hidden gem.“
LilBeerDoctor 4508 days ago
86 /100 3001 NEW STREET, UNIT A2
“I noticed that this wasn’t on the proximity map and so I added the location. Unfortunately, I do not work in the area any more and so haven’t been able to stop in recently, but this is where Barrier is made. It is incredibly difficult to find and is actually not even visible from the street.

Inside of the brewery is very industrial/warehouse, not by design... it is just being truthful. That said, Evan Kline is exceptionally friendly and has a long memory for customers. Not the cheapest growlers I’ve seen, but the beer is very experimental and risky which makes it very fun.

They are increasing the number of taps they have all the time. They have at least a dozen now.“
Chapel 4538 days ago
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