SingleCut Beersmith opens in Astoria Queens

Singlecut Beersmiths, a new craft brewery in Queens NYC, will have a grand opening on Dec 8th, 2012, from noon-6pm. The brewery has been working hard to open in their brand new 30bbl Brewhouse in Astoria, Queens (N,Q train to Astoria-Ditmars then a 10-15 min walk, Singlecut Brewery Location). They will also have their new taproom open every Thursday/Friday from 5-8PM and Saturday’s noon – 6PM.

singlecut brewery taproom astoria queens nycEvery new craft brewery is a welcome addition to the neighborhood, even in a city as big as New York. I have yet to actually taste any of the beers from SingleCut, but expect to see them on tap lines soon in quality beer bars around Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and beyond. So far I have only heard good things and can’t wait to taste some of their beers.

The man behind Singlecut Beersmiths is Rich Buceta. Rich brings a passion for quality craft beer and is committed to brewing all his beer locally at the new brewery (read, no contract brewing). After years working in the advertising world, Rich continually developed his passion for beer in Canada’s vibrant beer scene, got bit by the homebrew bug like so many other brewers and now seems ecstatic to bring his love of beer back to his birthplace of Queens.

Singlecut Beers

As the brewery is still putting the final touches on building out the brewhouse, I am gleening information on what  beers will be available from the Singlecut Blog. There are also some recent pictures of some Rum barrels it looks like they managed to secure and I can only imagine what they will be able to create with those. The following is from the Singlecut website:

  • Singlecut Bob Sunburst Finish Lagrrr – IBU 43 | ABV 6.0%
    Crisp and clean while maintaining a malt complexity and assertive hop presence that has typical lagers sweating in panic. Proprietary ingredients brings and added dimension.
  •  Singlecut 19-33 Lagrrr – IBU 45 | ABV 5.4
    Flagship Lager
  • Singlecut Dean Pacific NW Mahogany Ale IBU 73 | ABV 6.0%
    PNW hop and malt attitude.
  • Singlecut Billy 18-Watt IPA – IBU 66 | ABV 5.0%
    A sessionable IPA with all the lupulin crunch you demand
  • Singlecut Billy Half-Stack IPA – IBU 88 | ABV 6.6%
    Crank the hops to the point right before the taste buds bleed with an original and hard to find hop blend.

In a city with so many passionate craft beer fans, Singlecut is poised to succeed. Both Queens and all of New York City benefit from the hard work and investment that Rich has decided to make and what better way to support the brewery than by drinking the beer! They also have some Singlecut merch available online. It is not too often that a new brewery opens in somewhere as expensive as New York City, and it is definitely a welcomed addition. Grab your growler and some friends and head up to Queens to try some of their local beer and bring some back with you.

Read more about Singlecut’s Rich Buceta in this interview at You can also hear an interview with Rich and other brewers on Beer Sessions Radio on the Heritage Radio Network