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Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts Homebrew Competition Winners Brewed by Great South Bay Brewery


Chris Kelley, member of local homebrewing club Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts (LIBME) had an idea: organize and host a “Chopped” style brew day. Ten teams participated, each having a head brewer and 1-2 assistants, and they were randomly assigned a style of beer and two ingredients. Additions ranged from wood to peaches to habanero peppers, with Kelley and team drawing a Rye IPA base with orange peel and basil.

He was “super psyched” by the prospect of citrus and hops because “they go together wonderfully”. The basil however had Kelley thinking, “What the heck am I going to do with that?”. Discovering orange and basil paired together in an Italian dish, he and his team wrote a recipe and brewed their beer. Kelley said, “It’s quite amazing the depth of flavor basil gives to hops”, finding the ingredients married well. He was pleasantly surprised with the result and the fresh IPA found its way into LIBME’s monthly homebrew competition, a collaborative effort with Great South Bay Brewery. keep reading...

Saider: Let the Great Experiment Begin!



You: What’s a Saaiiideer?

Us: Saider (SAI-DER) is a saison brewed using apple cider instead of water. When that finished fermenting it was a little acetic so we balanced it with a black currant and pinot noir pyment.

You: That sounds weird.

Us: It is. Want to try it?


We think that will be how most exchanges will go when people first come up to try Saider (remember it’s pronounced SAI-DER). The idea to brew a beer but use apple cider instead of water was unique enough but when the resulting brew turned out more acetic then some of us would like balancing it out with a pyment seemed like a good idea. So now we have a beverage that literally is comprised of three different drinks. This is the definition of experimentation. Let the Great Experiment BEGIN! keep reading...

Win a Keg of Blue Point Brewing Company Beer of Your Choice While Supporting Long Island Cares!


Thanks to Kevin’s team leading Movember fundraising efforts we were awarded a 1/2 barrel keg of Blue Point Brewing Company beer. Pretty good right? Grow a moustache, raise some money and win beer. Well as much as we enjoy BPBC beer and wouldn’t mind having it on tap at here at home, we have decided to keep up the charitable theme and raffle off the keg.


The raffle will take place at the Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiast (LIBME) meeting this Wednesday, January 8 at Bobbique in Patchogue. Tickets will be 1 for $12 or 2 for $20, with all proceeds going to Long Island Cares. The winner will receive a certificate which they can turn in at Blue Point Brewing Company to receive a keg of their choice based on current availability. keep reading...

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January 6th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts Single Malt And Single Hop Brew Day at Great South Bay Brewery or LIBME SMASH @ GSB = RAD


Recently members of local beer appreciation soceity Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts were given the oppurtunity to brew a (large) batch of beer at Great South Bay Brewery. This brew day was put together by club member and BJCP judge extraordinaire Andrew Luberto. The idea for this brew day grew out of a sensory class covering hops (you know hops, the bittering, flavoring, perserving agent used to produce beer) also put together by Mr. Luberto. During the class club members had a chance to learn about several different varieties of hops (or Humulus Lupulus if you are feeling sciencey) and their applications. When the class had wrapped a few attendees suggested to Andrew that a brew day should be organized to utilize the remaining hops allowing members of LIBME to experience what characteristics these flowers imaprt to a brew. Andrew, thinking the idea a good one, organized the day with assistance of LIBME club luminaries including president Todd Long, Bobby “Po’ Boy” Rodriguez and our brewing partner in crime Frank Filacchione as well as members of GSB Phil and Kevin pitching in. keep reading...

MALT-n-PEPA & WHATTA MAN-GO – Brewing up TWO Wheat Beers




Recently we here at BLC brewed two wheat beers for the American Homebrewers Association’s 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference. These takes on the wheat/hefeweizen style/s were crafted with our good friend Frank Filacchione. Our well received and LIB Magazine “Top 5 Beers from local Long Island Brewing Companies” (even though we aren’t a brewing company) Saint Remo Gruit Ale was conceived of and brewed with big FRANK. He is an award winning home brewer and is one of our favorite brewing partners. Each of us are hard at work on a new ale recipe for the upcoming North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival at Martha Clara Vineyards (it will be delicious). We are all members of Long Island Beer and Malt Enthusiasts (L.I.B.M.E.) a local Long Island homebrewing club and brewed Malt-n-Pepa and Whatta Man-Go to be poured at Club Night event during NHC 2013. This evening was a gathering of homebrewing clubs from around the country pouring beers ranging from an old bay gose all of the way to a three year aged cherry lambic. We will be providing a full run down of the night and our adventures featuring two grodzikies, beer served from a mine cart, talking with a brewing legend and more soon. For now back to Malt-n-Pepa and Whatta Man-Go keep reading...