LIRR Announces Brewery Tour

LIRR President Phil Eng held a press conference in the Lindenhurst Downtown to announce the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s new “Long Island Brewery Tour” package.  This escorted tour package includes discounted round-trip rail and bus transportation, beer tastings at Sand City South in Lindenhurst and Great South Bay Brewery in Bay Shore, and a stop at Patchogue for shopping and dining.  Tour dates are Saturday, July 31 and Saturday, August 21, and adult-only tickets are $63.50.  Visit for more information.

Mayor Michael Lavorata said, “What a wonderful partnership between the LIRR and the local business communities.  This is an especially timely event which will help to showcase some of our new and local establishments.  The suggestion to use the LIRR to travel between localities without the need to drive naturally reduces the potential of DWI!  It is a safe and enjoyable way to visit your favorite local breweries, restaurants, and pubs.”

Pictured here (left to right):  Deputy Clerk Joseph Barone, BID President Jason Kontakis, Trustee Joan M. Masterson, Mayor Michael Lavorata, LIRR President Phil Eng, Chamber of Commerce President Jo-Ann Boettcher, Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey’s Legislative Aide Peggy Allar, Sand City South Co-Owner Bill Kiernan, Great South Bay Brewery Marketing and Events Coordinator Clare Thomas-Allen, and Trustee RJ Renna.