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Port Jeff Brewing Company & Bobby Rodriguez Imperial Force Ready to Debut


Humble Cups Holding Blends of Imperial Force

Humble Plastic Cups Holding Blends of Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Force

Edit: To quote Mike Philbrick there was an “operator error” on our original article. Imperial Force will be released on draught December 26 at 7 pm at the Country Corner in East Seauket and in bottles around the new year.

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Rain fell at the 2013 Brewers East End Revival Brew-Off award ceremony. The day began sunny and with chaotic activity taking place in and around the location, a small American Legion Hall in Saint James, New York. As modest as the space and event were, lots of planning had been devoted to assuring this iteration of the annual event was well organized and run to the Beer Judge Certification Program standards. Additionally, steps were taken to include food, drink, fun and prizes for volunteers who would be sacrificing one of their Saturdays in May by helping to set up, pour beer and organize results. Through sheer lack of interest from other club members, Beer Loves Company’s very own Kevin ended up as the “Competition Coordinator” which meant by proxy Alicia was on the job too. Though trying, the day would prove enjoyable for us, A+K, as we saw homebrewers and attendees both discuss brewing and cheer each other on when awards were handed out to those who had crafted fine ales, lagers, ciders or meads. keep reading...

One Distributor to Sell Them All: Clare Rose Incorporated Begins Distributing Port Jeff Brewing

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They Said Yes!
Get ready for a local favorite to become more widely available. Clare Rose Incorporated has scored themselves the distribution rights for another Long Island craft brewery, Port Jeff Brewing Company. This “marriage” of brewery and distributer begins today, November 3rd 2014. Clare Rose Inc. (CRI) supplies both counties on Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk, and with Port Jeff Brewing Company (PJBC) in the fold they now hold the rights to most of the elder breweries on Long Island. keep reading...

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...

Now Head Brewer for Port Jeff Brewing Company, MATT GUNDRUM



There’s a new brewer in town and his name is Matt Gundrum. Hailing from Pennsylvania, Mr. Gundrum is a friendly fellow who is very easy to talk to. He was kind enough to speak with us about his journey in the world of craft beer and how it led him to New York.

After talking to Matt one thing becomes clear, he is exceptionally passionate about brewing. As the new Head Brewer for Port Jeff Brewing Company Mr. Gundrum is focused and determined. He has lofty goals, hoping to brew EVERY recognized Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)beer and to bring either a World Beer Cup or Great American Beer Festival medal to Port Jeff Brewing Company but more importantly home to Long Island. keep reading...

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March 12th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Thoughts and Pictures from the Rocky Point Artisan Brewer’s Cask Festival – January 25th 2014


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As we sit down to type this little article snow is once again falling across Long Island. A blanket of white has covered all of the tress and roads in our quiet neighborhood. It seems to us a perfect time to reflect on the similarly snowy day of January 25th, 2014. That was the day of the Rocky Point Artisan Brewers held their fourth annual Nano Cask Festival & Farmer’s Market.

The boys of Rocky Point Artisan Brewers should be familiar to the readership of Beer Loves Company. We have mentioned them in the past in high regard. Mike Voigt and Donovan Hall (two thirds of RPAB) are fixtures of the Long Island beer scene. As longtime members of Brewer’s East End Revival (the oldest homebrewing club here on LI) Donavon and Mike became known as producers of fine ales and lagers. These two gentleman are firmly connected with BEER in our memory as well. keep reading...