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Blue Point Cask Ales Festival 2014: The Aftermath

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The 10th Annual Blue Point Cask Ales Festival was held Saturday, April 5th and it was a chance for brewers to serve their real ales to the 1,000+ thirsty patrons. When we weren’t walking around sampling from one of the hundred or so casks, we were at the Brewers East End Revival table serving Woody Appleson, our oak aged cider. This was our first experiment using oak chips and it resulted in a woody, tart and slightly sour cider. We were happy with the final product, as were some of the gluten free patrons at the fest who didn’t have any other beverage options. More on the brewing process coming soon, but for now this is all about the Cask Fest.

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Written by A+K

April 11th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Blue Point Brewing Company Acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev – Kevin’s Take

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(A letter sent to the members of Brewer’s East End Revival)

All,

For us it was not a problem. Alicia and I said that if (for some reason) a large company wanted to buy Beer Loves Company we would totally sell it to them. That would be great for us in the same way that the sale of Blue Point Brewery to ABInbev is good for Mark, Pete and their investors. They are getting rewarded for all of their hard work. Mark & Pete doing well and being successful is a different thing though from what most people seem to be reacting to.

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Written by A+K

February 8th, 2014 at 10:10 am

Blue Point Brewing Company Acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev – Alicia’s Take

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So, by now you have all heard the news: Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB) has purchased long time Long Island favorite, Blue Point Brewing Company. As expected, the initial public reaction was less than positive with the word “sellout” being thrown around more than a few times. Former loyal customers are already proclaiming that they will never drink another Blue Point Beer again, while others are bracing for Bud Light to be on tap at the brewery. To be fair, there have been a few congratulations offered, though from what we have seen they are few and far between. But why all the outrage only a mere few hours after the announcement?

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Written by A+K

February 5th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Oatmeal Stout – Blue Point Brewing Company (2013)

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BLC Says:
Blue Point Brewing Company Oatmeal Stout, though not their flagship, is definitely what we would consider a staple from this Long Island Brewery. It is a year round release that can always be found on tap in their tasting room as well as in 22 oz. bottles that can (hopefully) be found at your favorite distributor. We have had the pleasure of enjoying this beer on draught, cask and from the bottle, though this review is of Blue Point Oatmeal Stout fresh off the tap. However, this is a beer that lends itself well to all three styles without a huge flavor difference between them, so any of the three serving options would be a good choice. Also, if you stop by the brewery, a fan favorite is the “black and blue” which is half oatmeal stout half blueberry ale. Together, they make a fruity, rich and easy to drink pair.

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Written by A+K

April 26th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Crafting a Beer: Execution – Fünke a Mint Blueberry Kölsch (2013)

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About a week after our careful recipe planning (which you should read about by clicking here), it was time to brew our Fünke a Mint Blueberry Kölsch. Well, technically we would just be brewing a kölsch base beer at this point. Quickly, for those who do not know, a kölsch is a traditional style of German beer originating in Cologne. It is brewed with an ale yeast but is lagered for a time linking it with some other central Northern European beers such as altbier. Our mint and blueberry additions won’t be mixed with the beer until it is time to put the brew into the cask. The kölsch recipe we came up with was a hybrid culled from various influences one being Brewing Classic Styles (which is a book all aspiring home brewers should pick up). With this beer we would have one foot (ok, maybe a few toes) in tradition and the other deeply in experimentation, new ideas and thirsty optimism. Using Brewing Classic Styles and it’s theories on brewing a kölsch as well as Bobby’s vast experience in brewing to style we would have a solid foundation upon which to paint with our flavor palette.

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