Our Story

Fire Island Beer Company was founded in 2009 by the Bert and Tom Fernandez and their cousin Jeff Glassman. For years they spent their summers on Fire Island, where they ran the Shack in Atlantique. It was there they served their first home brews, which was a hit with the locals and visitors.

Realizing their passion Tom, Bert and Jeff turned their hobby to a full time pursuit, starting with Lighthouse Ale and Red Wagon IPA, followed by Frozen Tail and Pumpkin Barrel Ale seaonals.

In 2011 Simon Leonard was hired as a consultant Brewmaster. Simon, a Biochemistry graduate and avid home brewer provided two new beers Sea Salt Ale & Sunken Ferry Stout and provided some tweaks to the existing beer. In August 2014 Simon became owner along with Bert. We are both very excited about having direct ownership and the future of FIBC