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Two Roads Brewing Co. Nor’Yeaster Beer Release – April 19, 2014

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Last Saturday, April 19, we boarded the PT Barnum Port Jeff Ferry bright and early to head over to Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stratford, Connecticut. We had been to Two Roads once before, about a year ago, but this time we were visiting with a mission in mind: obtain some limited release beer. Urban Funk Wild Ale, Krazy Pucker Berliner Weissbier & Henry’s Farm Double Bock Lager Aged in Rye Whiskey Barrels are all beers that Two Roads produced in a small quantity and only made available at the April 19 release. There were 690 bottles in total so we aimed to be there around 9:30 am, with doors opening at 11, in order to secure our spot on line and guarantee we would be able to purchase the beers. Turns out, not everyone was looking to have such an early spot and we were numbers 4&5, with 2&3 being fellow Long Island members of Brewers East End Revival. The number one spot went to a gentleman named Bob, who arrived at around 9 am and lives within walking distance of the brewery. He told us he was a whiskey man before Two Roads opened, but in an effort to support a new local business he fell in love with their beers. Though Two Roads introduced him to craft beer, he already has big plans to travel to Vermont and visit some breweries. We were also quick to suggest several he could visit should he ever find himself on the ferry to Long Island. keep reading...

Lethal Cupcake Imperial Porter – Great South Bay Brewery (2014)

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BLC Says:
Great South Bay Brewery Lethal Cupcake Imperial Porter is a limited, small batch and much anticipated release. While the story on the label features the capture and demise of cupcakes with “razor teeth” we are guessing no cupcakes (or brewers) were harmed in the making of this beer. In a move that is sure to please their fans this Bayshore, Long Island (NY) brewhouse has crafted a strong porter flavored with chocolate.

The aroma starts off with notes of sweetness, chocolate and coconut. Sticky sugar accents are met with a sharp bracing roasted note as the beer opens up. These mingle with a background of root beer and alcohol warmth. While there are loads of dark notes rising to greet you the overall scent is subdued. Those tricky killer cupcakes are laying in wait for you to take a sip before unleashing their fury. keep reading...

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March 14th, 2014 at 2:49 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...

3Beans – Sixpoint Brewery (2013)

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Sixpoint Brewery recently released 3Beans. This beer is a coming together (as one may have guessed) of beans and brewing. The “masterminds” behind this limited release collaboration were all brought together by their love of the bean. As Shane Welch co-founder of Sixpoint Brewery says in their promotional video for the brew, “It has everything necessary for life encapsulated in a shell”. The idea is based upon an ancient formulation via Medieval Europe coming out of the Slavic areas and the Baltic areas where due to the climate ancient brewers did not have access to regular brewing grains like barley and wheat. These brewers would look for fermentable sugars elsewhere and one of those sources was beans. keep reading...

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March 27th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Bourbon County Stout – Goose Island Beer Company/Anheuser-Busch-InBev (2012)

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Goose Island Beer CompanyBourbon County Brand Stout is a bourbon barrel aged stout from this Chicago, Illinois brewery. In 2011 Anheuser-Busch/InBev purchased full control of Goose Island from Craft Brewers Alliance (Kona, Red Hook & Widmer Brothers). That sort of takes them out of the craft beer frying pan and puts them into the macro brewery fire. On the bottle Goose Island suggests that this beer be cellared for no longer than five years. Being a little anxious we cracked open this bottle soon after purchasing it. keep reading...

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January 6th, 2013 at 8:05 pm