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What’s Been Happening @ Beer Loves Company

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As you can probably see, it’s been more than a little while since we have written here on Beer Loves Company but all definitely hasn’t been quite on the beer front. Over the past three months we have done our fair share of traveling, brewery visiting and of course, craft beer drinking. Here’s a peek at what we were up to and what’s to come from Beer Loves Company.

April 11th was the 11th Annual Cask Ales Festival at Blue Point Brewery and we were there representing Beer Loves Long Island (and LI Craft Beer Week). We brewed a Saison with grapefruit and orange peel/juice and a secret blend of Crimson & Clove spices—more on that later. In addition we had a few under the table selections. One was our “Wedding Cider” (which yes we served at our wedding) and a sour ale we made from a group brewed stein (look for an article on brewing a stein beer by frequent contributor Andrew Luberto soon). As always, the event was a huge success and the tickets this year sold out in record time. People on Long Island are becoming increasingly open to unique craft beers, including cask ales, and the turnout at events like this proves it. Some standouts of the day were the bourbon barrel aged Ol’ Howling Bastard from Blue Point and Southampton’s red wine barrel aged porter with Brettanomyces. For more on the Cask Fest read our article on Edible East End. keep reading...

Blue Point Brewing & Sayville Running Company 10 Mile Run to the Brewery

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8:15 on a Saturday morning in January isn’t exactly a prime visiting hour for most breweries, especially when a 10 mile run in below freezing temperatures is required before the first pint is poured. But that didn’t stop over 1,200 runners from showing up bright and early at Blue Point Brewery for the 2015 10 Mile Run to the Brewery.
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We arrived at Blue Point at around 7:45, with a half hour to race time. Parking didn’t seem to be an issue, as there were a couple people directing traffic. Kevin dropped me off while he snagged a spot in the train station parking lot and I headed to the brewery. A heated tent was set up outside where runners and spectators could stay warm, there were multiple port a potties with a very short wait time and a bag check was also available. keep reading...

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January 18th, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Craft Beer and Running

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Beer and running don’t exactly go together in most peoples minds like peanut butter and jelly, but maybe they should. With Sayville Running Company & Blue Point Brewing Company’s annual 10 Mile Run to the Brewery rapidly approaching (Saturday, January 17 to be exact), we wanted to pay a little tribute to this odd couple. Well, really Alicia wanted to, so here are a couple reasons why beer and running can go hand in hand.

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Beer: the new Gatorade?

Okay, not exactly, but a post run beer can actually be beneficial. That’s not to say you should slam five or six beers after a three mile run, but adding a beer into your post run hydration is not a bad idea. Also, knowing you have a beer waiting for you is good incentive to push through the end of a run and maybe even pick up the pace. Beer is mostly made up of carbohydrates which is what your body uses first for energy. Exercise depletes these reserves, so it’s helpful to replenish afterwards. But don’t forget that alcohol is also dehydrating, so don’t overdo it and also remember to drink plenty of water. keep reading...

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January 16th, 2015 at 10:29 am

Another Movember in the Books for Team Blue Point Brewery

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On November 1st, men across the globe began growing mustaches in honor of Movember, a silly name that supports a very serious cause: mens health. You may already know that Movember raises money and awareness of prostate and testicular cancer, but even we were surprised to find out that they fund support of mens mental health issues as well.

This is the third year that Beer Loves Company participated on the Blue Point Brewing Co. team. Blue Point fully supports the cause, assembling a dream team of facial hair and rewards participants with prizes and awesome events. This year there was both a pre and post Movember party at the brewery; the former involved free shaves and the latter featured beer, raffles and an awful lot of moustaches that were noticeably absent just 30 days prior. Though Kevin was able to grow a modest mustache, we were all pretty surprised that Alicia had a full Tom Sellick going after only a couple days. We want to thank all our generous friends, families and supporters who donated and helped us and Team Blue Point raise over $8,000, with a few checks still in the mail . Though Movember is over, the support for mens health continues year round, so visit Movember Headquarters to get involved. keep reading...

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December 3rd, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Brewing a Local Gluten Free Cider w/ Bourbon Oak Chips

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20140414-094159.jpgFor this year’s 10th Anniversary Blue Point Brewery Cask Ale Festival Alicia suggested we brew a cider. We have crafted several ciders (succesfully) for many events held across Long Island over the last few years so this was an easy decision to make. The 10th Anniversary of the Blue Point Brewery Cask Festival would mark the first time, ever, Beer Loves Company would make a cider and cask condition it.

To create our product we decided to go with unpasteurized apple cider from local Richter’s Orchards in Northport, NY. At first we were a bit hesitant to use cider in this state but after talking with the people at Richter’s we thought, what the hell. Our goal with this cider was to try and make something we would enjoy. We weren’t thinking about anyone else’s palates but ours when putting ideas together. So if the people who essentially live apples suggest unpasteurized cider (which they said would give us a truer apple taste) then that was good enough for us. keep reading...