LI Brew Bus

Brew Bus Rolls Through Insurance Roadblock

By GREGORY ZELLER // Running the LI Brew Bus has been an education – and that, according to founder Brad Darrohn, is kind of an important point. Among the primary lessons learned since the retrofitted 1998 Blue Bird school bus started its weekend runs one year ago: Insurance ain’t cheap, a lesson hammered home so hard that Darrohn and his crew almost parked the bus permanently at the end of last summer. Based at the Long…


With beer buses, as with great brews, less is more

By GREGORY ZELLER // The wheels in Brad Darrohn’s head go round and round. Although the LI Brew Bus started rolling only three weeks ago, the guided tours of Long Island’s microbrew scene are “going very well,” according to Darrohn, a media specialist at Bohemia online marketing firm Fishbat and the Brew Bus creator. However, Darrohn and his team are already working to streamline operations and add new attractions – nothing worse, the thinking goes,…


The Brew Bus: Ready to barrel on down the highway

By GREGORY ZELLER // Brad Darrohn likes beer. Specifically, the partner at Bohemia-based online marketing firm Fishbat enjoys craft beers, those brewed in small batches by local beer lovers like himself. Long Island has a thriving microbrew culture, but its geographical sprawl presents a problem for those who would enjoy their suds responsibly. But also an opportunity. Lamenting that a single-day tour of the Island’s widespread breweries using conventional transportation was virtually impossible, Darrohn determined…