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Pork & Craft Beer Festival at The Topping Rose House

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This past Saturday, the Topping Rose House held its first annual Pork & Craft Beer Festival, which is exactly what it sounds like. The small luxury hotel in Bridgehampton is also home to a farm-to-table restaurant owned by celebrity chef Tom Colicchio and run by executive chef Ty Kotz.

Kotz and crew, including chef de cuisine Kyle Koenig, who along with his wife Jessica created the event, put out an impressive spread where pork was undoubtedly the star. In lieu of flowers, each table’s centerpiece was a vase of homemade chicharrones and melt in your mouth bacon. Muffaletta sliders, four varieties of cut sausages including rich spicy andouille with creamy red beans, and crispy pork belly with chimichurri never ran low and remained artfully arranged all afternoon. However, the real standout was the pork belly schwarma. Tender roasted porchetta had a perfectly crunchy skin and was served with homemade potato rolls and pickles, which complemented the rich pork and added a sweet, tangy element. keep reading...

Brewing up a Cider – Apple of my Chai

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Apple of my Chai is the name of a cider we brewed to pour at the Brewer’s East End Revival (B.E.E.R.) homebrew club table during the inaugural edition of Great South Bay Brewing Company’s Punktoberfest. This event is GSB’s celebration of all things fall, Oktoberfest and Punk Rock. The edict for bringing a beer to pour at P-Fest was that it needed to be “fall themed”. This of course opened the flood gates for pumpkin and Oktoberfest style beers. While we are fans of those categories of beer we thought bringing a cider would be a change of pace for us and the patrons who would come and try a pour (or two). keep reading...

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October 23rd, 2013 at 8:34 am

TAP NY 2013 – One Mountainous Celebration of NY Beer

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This past Saturday, April 18, we had the privilege of attending Tap NY, which is an annual craft beer festival held at Hunter Mountain in upstate New York. Though the event is already on it’s 15th year, this was our first time attending, so we were not 100% sure what to expect other than New York based craft beer and food (which was more than enough for us to make the journey). Since Hunter Mountain is a bit of a trek and no one wants to attend a beer festival and look, not drink, Kevin Bowker from Tapped Enterprises set up an all inclusive trip which provided a ticket to Tap NY as well as round trip bus transportation for a reasonable price. Many members of L.I.B.M.E chose to take the bus up, as well as some other beer enthusiasts from Long Island who were just looking to enjoy the day. keep reading...

Spring Craft Beer Festival 2013: Until Next Year…

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This past Saturday, March 9, was the 7th annual Spring Craft Beer Festival at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. There were two sessions, 12:30 pm-4:00 pm and 5:30 pm-9:00 pm, though we arrived bright and early at 10:30 am to get set up. Upon arrival, the parking lot was already filling up and the bottom floor of the coliseum, where the event was held, was buzzing with brewers and vendors getting set up. Though Starfish Junction did a great job setting this event up, Nassau Coliseum (which was seen better days and may even be a bit behind on the rent) was less than cooperative when brewers and volunteers were arriving to work the event. keep reading...