Finback Brewery To Open On Saturday

Staff Writer

Bottoms up!

After months of building and perfectly crafting its headquarters, Finback Brewery will open its doors on May 10.

The brewery’s co-founders, Basil Lee and Kevin Stafford, will host the grand opening this weekend, beginning at 2 p.m.

Although there will not be anything extra special for the brewery’s grand opening, Lee said they will offer special-priced beer for visitors on its first day.

The brewery was originally scheduled to open last November, but delays during construction held back the opening until this weekend, Lee said.

During the brewery’s normal hours, Lee said they will offer visitors a guided tour of the brewery, as well as the ability to taste test the ale that it sells.

“We’re super excited to open up to the community,” he said. “We’re looking forward to people coming and trying our beer.”

The brewery also ships its beer to several bars in Queens and the rest of the City. You can get the Finback beer at watering holes such as Forest Hills Station House and Austin’s Ale House.

Lee said they are still in the midst of hiring people to work at the brewery and people who are interested in working there should visit their web site,

For its grand opening on Saturday, the brewery will be open from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m.

It will be open three days a week, Friday through Sunday, with different hours for each day. Friday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.; Saturday from noon until 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Lee said they will probably add more hours and days in the future.

Finback Brewery is located at 78-01 77th Ave. in Glendale.

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