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2013 North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards Wrap-Up (or Should we Say Bandage-Up?)

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So the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Fest held at Martha Clara Vineyards has come and gone for another year. This event truly has a lot going on with the beer, BBQ and to some extent wine (also some cider and mead showed up as well).

Gallons upon gallons of great beer was being served the entire day by breweries from around the country while music played, friends got friendy with it and pigs were roasted on spits. We here at BLC were able to sell our Beer Loves Long Island shirts as well as a variety of our buttons throughout the event. keep reading...

Written by A+K

August 28th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Oktoberfest

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In the spirit of starting things early this year, we have enjoyed several Oktoberfest brews so far. Technically speaking, Oktoberfest beers are produced for the fair of the same name in Germany and must adhere to strict guidelines. They are to be produced only in Munich, can have no lower than 6% ABV and must adhere to the Reinheitsgebot, or German Beer Purity Law. Under this law the beers can only contain, barley, water and hops. Yeast was not a known ingredient when the law was created. Currently, there are only six breweries that are officially allowed to brew for Oktoberfest and they are as follows: keep reading...

Written by A+K

September 14th, 2012 at 3:08 pm