Queens’ first brewery in decades will open this fall

Construction is underway for a brewery in Queens — the first one in the borough since the 1950s, DNAinfo reported. Named SingleCut Beersmiths, it will open this fall in a 5,000-square-foot space at 19-33 37th Street near 20th Avenue in Astoria.

SingleCut will have beer tastings of lagers and seasonal ales, all of which will be brewed on site, as well as live musical performances. Distribution will begin late this summer.

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Queens previously had around six breweries in Ridgewood and College Point before Prohibition. After the reversal of Prohibtion in the early 1930s, two breweries opened in Long Island City. One of them was Guinness, which closed in 1954.

As previously reported, Brooklyn’s famed Brooklyn Brewery sold for $16 million this past fall for possible residential conversion [DNAinfo]