Transmitter Brewing

Please welcome the newest brewery to our Specialty Department, Transmitter Brewing! Hailing from Long Island City in Queens, NY, this young brew house goes against the current grain, brewing strictly Belgian-style Farmhouse Ales. Brewers, Anthony Acardi and Rob Kolb set up shop in a small warehouse under the Pulaski Bridge next to the Long Island Rail Road train yard, juxtaposing the industrial scenery with fastidiously crafted Farmhouse Ales. The fruity aromas, complex barnyard flavors, and delightfully effervescent textures of these brews will transport you to the pastoral farmlands in the Wallonian region of Belgium, where this style originated in the 18th century.

Rob and Anthony also have roots here in NJ, both having grown up in Central Jersey. However, they met in NYC being avid amateur bicycle racers and soon discovered their love for making food and eventually beer. These homegrown Jersey boys are doing some amazing things with beer and the Garden State welcomes these delicious libations with open arms.


Now available in NJ
Bottle-conditioned 750ml




Transmitter Brewing F1 is a Brett Golden Ale with peach and grapefruit notes laid against a backdrop of a dry Belgian Ale. At 58 IBUs, this is the closest they get to an IPA. Brett contributes funk, but is slow-working and needs time to give this even more farmhouse character. Drink fresh or put in a cellar for a while. 6.4% ABV.





Transmitter Brewing S8 is a Saison that uses flaked rice to lighten the body and new school German hops to bring stone fruit and melon notes to a delicate, but complex beer. 6% ABV.






Transmitter Brewing SY1 – This Saison is brewed with a yeast strain cultivated from blueberries by SouthYeast (hence the SY). A partial rye bill gives the beer a darker character than S8 and gives it a spicier, heavier mouthfeel. 7.2% ABV.



Why Farmhouse Ales?
Here’s a little something from Anthony, a.k.a. “the yeast geek”, says about their interest in this style:

“We became obsessed with making farmhouse ales because its what we like to drink. With our willingness to loosely interpret what a farmhouse ale means to us, we are able to use it as a canvas for various kinds of exploration in terms of flavor. We do rely on the yeast to drive flavors in most all the beers we make but we can use hops to accentuate or play off some of those earthier and fruity flavors. I think that, in general, the styles of beers that we lean into allows some of this expression to shine. They are beers that allow for building layers of taste and interest. We like that the beers have some form of evolution as well. The bottle conditioning allows for the beers to start in one place in terms of flavor and slowly evolve and morph into a slightly different but equally interesting beverage.”


Brewers Rob Kolb (left) and Anthony Acardi (right)
Photo by Matt Coates


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