Torch & Crown Brewing Company Coming to Montauk

Torch & Crown Brewing Company (, Manhattan’s only fully-functioning brewery, is proud to announce that it is making its way to Montauk for the first time this summer! Setting up in the legendary Best Pizza & Dive Bar ( in the Hamptons, Torch & Crown Montauk is sure to be a surfer and beach lover’s paradise. Set to debut Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, the new summer hotspot will showcase the best of the Hamptons, providing city-goers with an essential weekend escape for friends and family.

On the heels of their recent opening at the historic Union Square Pavilion last week, as featured in the The New York TimesTorch & Crown Montauk will be located steps from the beach and just down the road from the iconic Surf Lodge. The new Hamptons location will feature a variety of hand-crafted drafts that pair perfectly with Best Pizza & Dive Bars specialty pies, including brand-favorite Almost Famous, a smooth, bright, aromatic hazy IPA packed with peach and grapefruit notes, and the summer seasonal Share House, an easy-drinking crisp ale made for summers out east. The surfer-themed beer garden will also feature a rotating list of live bands and DJs every weekend.


Growing up in the NYC area, founders Joe Correia and John Dantzler didn’t always want to open a brewery. But one night at age 16, fate struck – both tragically had their fake IDs confiscated at a bar in the East Village. Left with no way to buy beer, the two decided they’d make it…

The first batch started with a Mr. Beer homebrew kit, two guys who hadn’t quite read the instructions, and John’s mom coming home to find that kit exploding all over her kitchen. Despite both being grounded for a month, their resolve was undeterred, and the two kept at it. By the time high school graduation rolled around, the two were winning some modest homebrew awards (which they had to send their dads to accept), and a passion had fully been born. On a trip to Ireland, Joe and John formally decided (over a toast of a pint of Guinness) that one day, they’d open their own brewery – centered around their love of three things: great beer, ambitious creations, and the amazing city of New York.

After 10 years, thousands of trial batches, and a few more boil-overs, John and Joe have reunited to create Torch & Crown Brewing Company.