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What’s Been Happening @ Beer Loves Company

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As you can probably see, it’s been more than a little while since we have written here on Beer Loves Company but all definitely hasn’t been quite on the beer front. Over the past three months we have done our fair share of traveling, brewery visiting and of course, craft beer drinking. Here’s a peek at what we were up to and what’s to come from Beer Loves Company.

April 11th was the 11th Annual Cask Ales Festival at Blue Point Brewery and we were there representing Beer Loves Long Island (and LI Craft Beer Week). We brewed a Saison with grapefruit and orange peel/juice and a secret blend of Crimson & Clove spices—more on that later. In addition we had a few under the table selections. One was our “Wedding Cider” (which yes we served at our wedding) and a sour ale we made from a group brewed stein (look for an article on brewing a stein beer by frequent contributor Andrew Luberto soon). As always, the event was a huge success and the tickets this year sold out in record time. People on Long Island are becoming increasingly open to unique craft beers, including cask ales, and the turnout at events like this proves it. Some standouts of the day were the bourbon barrel aged Ol’ Howling Bastard from Blue Point and Southampton’s red wine barrel aged porter with Brettanomyces. For more on the Cask Fest read our article on Edible East End.

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FREE Extract Brewing Class Sunday May 19th at The Lark by Karp’s Hardware & Homebrew (2013)

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Free homebrewing class you say? Why yes, yes we do (technically there is a $10 dollar donation involved but that goes to The League for Animal Protection of Huntington). The class is this Sunday May 19th at The Lark Pub & Grub in East Northport, New York and will be run by Alan Talman of Karp’s Hardware and Homebrew. This class is a great chance for beginner to intermediate brewers to learn more or for those with an interest in homebrewing to get their foot in the door.

This event is part of both Long Island Craft Beer Week and the larger American Craft Beer Week celebrations. We can’t think of a better way to close out the boozy festivities than with a class to teach you how to brew your own. The event is hosted by Tim Kelly and the rest of the crew over at the Lark and they will offer Long Island beers they have on tap at a discounted price (keep it local).

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