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Singlecut Beersmiths’ tap room shut down by Health Dept.


Nov. 7, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan

The tap room at the popular Astoria brewery Singlecut Beersmiths was shut down last week due to several health code violations, according to the Health Department website.

According to the report on the website, the primary issue with the brewery’s tap room was evidence of live vermin in the facility, and the secondary problem was that the facility was not vermin proof. Combined, these issues racked up 33 violation points, shutting down the facility until they are fixed and it is inspected again.

Violation points are assigned based on the severity of the health issue, with more points signifying a more severe violation. An A letter grade is given to restaurants scoring between zero and 13 points, a B grade to scores between 14 and 27 points, and a C to any restaurant scoring 28 and above.

The brewery opened in 2012 at 199-33 37th Street in Astoria and the tap room is usually open from Wednesday through Sunday, often with live music and events.

This was the first health inspection to shut down the facility, according to older reports on the website.

The company tweeted on November 3 “We’ll be closed tomorrow due to some major facility problems. Be back as soon as we can make the repairs and get the approval. Sorry folks.”

The brewery remained closed throughout the weekend, but tweeted yesterday, “Last day of repairs here at the brewery. Closed Sunday, but back next week!”

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