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Blue Point Brewing Company 10th Annual Cask Ales Festival – April 5, 2014

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This Saturday, Blue Point Brewing Company will hold their 10th annual Cask Ales Festival. This is one of the oldest and most widely anticipated beer events on Long Island, often selling out extremely quickly. This year was no exception, as tickets are now sold out so hopefully you got yours early. The event will run from 2-6 pm and is held rain or shine (or snow, though our fingers are crossed that spring is finally here). Over 30 breweries will be on hand pouring cask ales and food will be available for purchase. A couple years ago, a giant cask of Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout paired with a smoked turkey leg was quite memorable.

We will of course be in attendance, pouring our cider at the Brewers East End Revival table. This is the first time we have ever casked a cider, so we are a bit anxious to finally tap it and taste the result. We also brewed a black saison with Melissa (the First Lady of Beer) and Joe (the Barack Obama of brewing?) for the Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts table. This one was a bit of an experiment, as we modified the recipe due to an ingredient mix up, but it was promising when we put it in the cask last weekend. At that time, we also added quite a bit of red wine concentrate, so that will also be a bit of a flavor surprise when we tap it. We haven’t yet gotten word that the cask has exploded, so all is well thus far.

Blast From the Past-B.E.E.R Table 2013

Blast From the Past-B.E.E.R Table 2013

This is the first cask festival since Blue Point has been acquired by Anheuiser Busch and we are sure more than a few people will be keeping a close eye on things, if anything, is different this year.  All we know is this is a great event that we have both been attending for many years, and we are excited to be serving our beer for the second year in a row. Stop by the B.E.E.R table to try Woody Appleson, which happens to be our oak aged cider, and then pay a visit to L.I.B.M.E to try the wild wine saison along with the rest of the beers both clubs are pouring.

Written by A+K

April 3rd, 2014 at 3:32 pm

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