In 2009, Astoria Wine and Spirits made its home in Astoria as a full-service boutique wine and spirits store. We focused on providing the best, most interesting and affordable wines to our lovely Astorian customers. But there were two questions we were asked a lot: Where can I get good cheeses nearby? and Where can I find craft beers around here? After a little research, I found that there wasn’t a full-service cheese shop in Astoria, nor was there a shop dedicated only to craft beers. In early 2010, the idea of Astoria Bier and Cheese was born and in the fall of 2012, with the help of Rick White, Astoria Bier and Cheese opened it’s doors.
The positive response was so overwhelming that in the fall of 2013 Rick and I partnered to open Astoria Bier and Cheese-Ditmars which opened it’s doors in March of 2014. In 2015, we finally decided to enter the big bad city of Manhattan and Milk and Hops was born.
Milk and Hops is the sister store of our Queens operation, it is a place where you can come and have a beer, grab a 6 pack, fill a growler and take home some delicious cheeses and meats. Treat us like your cool neighbors, hang out with us or take us home with you.
Who We Are
What can you find at Milk and Hops? We source some of the best ingredients from around the world, whether from importers and distributors or directly from the farms that make them. We enjoy discovering products from people who enjoy making them as much as we enjoy introducing them to our customers. We also enjoy turning on our customers to great ingredients through the food that we serve. You can always find great cheese and charcuterie, a large selection of specialty groceries and a world-class selection of craft beer that includes literally hundreds of bottles and cans from around the world. We also have a terrific rotating draft lineup of some of the tastiest suds around that you can pair with the delicious food that we serve. We even sell growlers so you can take that newly found favorite IPA home with you…and don’t forget that we offer catering for every event.
Feel free to ask any questions–we will do our best to answer them for you. Yang, Rick and our team are all here to assist you in any way possible. We thank you for allowing us to become a part of this wonderful, growing community and are here to serve you. Thanks neighbor!