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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).

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Written by A+K

October 23rd, 2013 at 8:34 am

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.

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Barrage Brewing Company Kickstarter – Let’s Kick Those Doors Open!!!

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BARRAGE BREWING COMPANY NEEDS YOUR HELP TO OPEN. IF YOU WANT MORE LOCAL CRAFT BEER HEAD OVER TO KICKSTARTER AND DONATE. ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT!

But first here is a little background. As you can see from the above photo, Barrage Brewing Company is ready to start brewing. Unfortunately they have run into a crappy situation thanks to the Suffolk County Sewer District. The SCSD wants Steve Pominski (owner of BBC) to do a fair amount of work at his brewery located in Farmingdale, New York. This came as a bit of a shock because everything seemed to be kosher with all of the building permits up until the moment the SCSD stepped up to the plate. The town had no issues with the brewery or the beer that would be produced there and did not mandate any upgrades or changes to the location. To run the burners a gas line was needed but there was no issue in obtaining the line (although it was delayed several months due to hurricane Sandy). All seemed to be going fairly well, things were moving forward nicely while Barrage Brewing Company waited for it’s license to come in from New York State so they could be a full fledged brewery crafting beer for a thirsty public. Ah the halcyon days right?

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Written by A+K

August 1st, 2013 at 11:31 am

Oatmeal Stout – Blue Point Brewing Company (2013)

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BLC Says:
Blue Point Brewing Company Oatmeal Stout, though not their flagship, is definitely what we would consider a staple from this Long Island Brewery. It is a year round release that can always be found on tap in their tasting room as well as in 22 oz. bottles that can (hopefully) be found at your favorite distributor. We have had the pleasure of enjoying this beer on draught, cask and from the bottle, though this review is of Blue Point Oatmeal Stout fresh off the tap. However, this is a beer that lends itself well to all three styles without a huge flavor difference between them, so any of the three serving options would be a good choice. Also, if you stop by the brewery, a fan favorite is the “black and blue” which is half oatmeal stout half blueberry ale. Together, they make a fruity, rich and easy to drink pair.

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Written by A+K

April 26th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Long Island Potato Stout – Blind Bat Brewery (2012)

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BLC Says:
Long Island Potato Stout by Blind Bat Brewery is their offering in the category of “dry stout”. The beer is brewed using organically-grown, local, Long Island potatoes. These potatoes are boiled, mashed, and then added in the “mash” phase of the brewing process during which, a mix of milled grain (typically malted barley with supplementary grains or adjuncts such as corn, sorghum, rye or wheat), known as the “grain bill“, and water, known as “liquor”, are combined and heated. Brewing the beer by this process is why it is branded with the charming tagline “Twice Mashed”. You may ask yourself, “Why brewed with potatoes?” to which Blind Bat Brewery responds, “Potatoes add sugars that supply dryness to this extra-dry stout.”, on the beers well designed label.

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Written by A+K

March 31st, 2013 at 4:05 pm