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Ed Hahne and Mexicali Blues: an LIBME & Great South Bay Brewery Collaboration

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Our friend and fellow Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiast and Brewers East End Revival Member Ed Hahne passed away on July 11th, 2014. We found out when we woke up the next morning after receiving a text from another friend and homebrewer Frank Filacchone. He sent us an odd message saying, “I’m sure you heard the bad news by now,” which we thought meant the beer both men recently brewed together, along with Mike Napolitano and Ed’s wife Lee Ann, at Great south Bay Brewery had turned out poorly. We never expected to get this news; in fact we thought Frank was just overreacting about a batch that had gone sour. We knew though when he followed up with another text reading “Call me now,” things were more serious. keep reading...

Top 5 Memorial Day BBQ Beers


First of all, Happy Memorial Day everyone. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful day here on Long Island, so what better way to celebrate America and the unofficial beginning of summer than with an outdoor beer or two? Here are our top staple BBQ/beach/picnic/general time in the sun beers. What beer will you be enjoying today?


Founders All Day IPA: Though this one comes in bottles and cans, our summer vote is for the canned version. Easy drinking but not light on flavor, All Day IPA delivers the perfect hop blast for a hot day. Also, it never hurts that you can get a 15 pack for around $20. keep reading...

Written by A+K

May 26th, 2014 at 9:54 am

Homebrewing a Stout + Saison



Kevin is a saison man. Alicia is a stout lady. Though both have been known to stray from these styles and enjoy the wide spectrum that craft beer has to offer, they always come back to their tried and true favorite. Inevitably, this has caused it’s fair share of problems within the Beer Loves Company household. There have been many a cold night where Kevin will crack open a Saison Du Pont, eager to pour it into two glasses, only to have Alicia say she “isn’t thirsty” and is going to bed. The empty bottles of Old Rasputin Kevin finds hidden in the trash the next morning, however, tell a different story. keep reading...

Written by A+K

January 16th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Oatmeal Stout Banana Pancakes


After brewing our Cherry-O Oatmeal Stout and bringing it to the Babylon Lions Club Food, Beer & Wine Expo, we still came home with about half a keg left. Though we have been drinking our fair share of it, we figured might as well get it involved in cooking too.

We had some overripe bananas that we originally planned to make spent grain bread with. However, our baking powder seemed to have gone missing and instead of running to the store we decided to improvise. The result was these delicious, simple and relatively healthy banana oatmeal stout pancakes. keep reading...

Written by A+K

November 26th, 2013 at 10:21 am

Brewing Amalgam in the Middle: A Beer/Cider Hybrid


We recently brewed a graff (or for non Stephen King fans, a beer & cider mix) using Briess Special Roast Malt. Side note: “graff” is actually a beer/cider hybrid that was drank in one of Stephen Kings novels and was also named and invented by the author. This is not any sort of technical name in the same way you can’t pop into a store and buy Butterbeer. Anyway, the special roast was the one ingredient that all brewers for the B.E.E.R OctoBEERfest brew off were required to use and we wanted to do something unique with it. Turns out, everyone in the club was very creative with their application as it wound up in everything from an Oatmeal Stout to an Apricot Ale to a Sourdough Roggenbier. keep reading...

Written by A+K

September 21st, 2013 at 5:35 pm