James Hull, owner of the Shelter Island Craft Brewery, likes to say that when people visits his brewery they are “tasting Shelter Island.”
By that he means every beer on tap is created from ingredients grown on the island, each with a different taste to offer.
The brewery is now entering its third summer and Hull said he’s excited about the progress he’s made, continuing to build his business and do what he loves.
“I’m not really a beer drinker myself,” he admitted. “But I was blessed with a very good palate.”
For Hull, 66, beer making is something relatively new, which may come as a surprise to the people who packed his tasting room last Saturday afternoon.
“That’s my reward,” he said.