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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. keep reading...

Written by A+K

April 11th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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. keep reading...

Written by A+K

April 3rd, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Port Jeff Brewing Company 2nd Anniversary Party – Saturday October 19, 2013

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Owner & Brewmaster Mike Philbrick celebrating his brewery’s 1st birthday
It’s hard to believe that just two short years ago a trip to the quaint waterfront town of Port Jefferson, Long Island couldn’t be capped off by a brewery visit. Thankfully, Port Jeff Brewing Company came in and changed all that. Replacing The Red Sled Christmas Shoppe (don’t worry Santa enthusiasts, they just moved to the Harbor Square Mall), PJBC became the first and only brewery in owner Mike Philbricks hometown. keep reading...