Anthony Accardi and Rob Kohl of Transmitter Brewery

Anthony Accardi and Rob Kohl of Transmitter Brewing

“Our audience is like people who like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.” – Jerry Garcia

The weekend is here, it’s time to talk beer.  Long Island City is at the forefront of the craft brewing wave.  In addition to Rockaway and Big Alice breweries, a third one has just opened off Borden Avenue, right beneath the Pulaski Bridge.Transmitter Brewing, founded by Anthony Accardi and Rob Kohl of Greenpoint, specializes in Saisons, or Farmhouse Ales.  Each batch that they brew, will utilize different strains of yeast that will alter how the beer tastes, both at the moment of brewing completion, and after maturing in the bottle over various time intervals.  Anthony told me that the yeasts impart an unusual flavor, that may not necessarily be to the liking of all, at least not at first.  The comparison he made was to blue cheese, and as it turns out, this type of beer is actually intended to pair well with food.  In fact, Transmitter has received many reverse inquiries from restaurants throughout NYC looking to put the beer on their menus.  But with a 2.5 barrel brew house, which equates to about 300 bottles per batch, and expectations of brewing 2-4 batches a week, they currently do not have the capacity to be on too many tables.  Fortunately, for those of us living in LIC, we can just stroll on over to the brewery and buy a few bottles.  The actual location is 53-02 11th St. and here are Transmitter’s current hours:

Friday  4pm – 7pm    Saturday & Sunday  Noon – 4pm

Transmitter Brewing Websitego visit and pick up a few bottles

Tap Into Queens Beer Weeklots of events for the concluding weekend

Local Brews on Tap at 5-Boro Beer Festival in Queensay caramba, I can’t keep all these events straight, just like I can’t keep track of all the buildings in Ct Square

Resident Starts Petition Calling on Community Board to Allow Bars/Restaurants to Use Backyardshuzzah!

Gourmet Food Store Planned for Hunters Point7000 Sq Ft. of gourmet called Urban Market.  Also a urgent medical care center and the previously reported Beans, Grapes, & Leaves

Folk Art Museum to Open Queens Annexup near LaGuardia CC

LIC Arts Open to Host Garden Party Fundraiseron May 6. The event will take place in artists Orestes Gonzalez’ and Cristian Pietrapiana’s home, which boasts the largest private garden in LIC

The Pearson to Bring 197 Rental Units to Court Squarepretty funky looking for a rental building, ready to start leasing anyday.  Check it out.


  1. M. P. Jennings says:

    Re: Jerry Garcia’s Licorice Quote

    Your readers like LICorice a lot…no doubt.

  2. […] ahoy, Transmitter Brewing is setting sail for the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Begun in 2014 in a location under the Pulaski Bridge, the successful brewery requires a bigger location according to The New York Times.  The timing of […]

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