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The Five Beers of Thanksgiving

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It’s almost time for Thanksgiving. Get ready to sit around a table with family, give thanks for all the wonderful things in your life and eat and drink an absurd amount. Everyone knows what foods a traditional Thanksgiving feast consists of, but what would an all beer meal look like? Think Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, only instead of her whole meal being in the form of bubble gum yours is more on the liquid side. And hopefully minus turning blue and having to be rolled away from the table, but we make no promises there. keep reading...

Written by A+K

November 26th, 2014 at 11:36 am

Can we do it? Yes, we CAN!

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Dr. Pepper. Diet Coke. Tab. Cigar City Jai Alai. Which of these things is not like the other? Turns out, they’re not as different as you think (well, packaging-wise anyway). You can enjoy all these beverages on tap, in a bottle or even in a can. Though canned beer has been available since 1935, it is only now really gaining traction in the craft beer industry. Dales Pale Ale by Oskar Blues is one of the most recognizable canned craft beers and was a bit of a pioneer in the genre, but now there are over 1,000 varieties of beer available in cans around the world. keep reading...

Written by A+K

August 18th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Spring Craft Beer Festival 2013: Until Next Year…

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This past Saturday, March 9, was the 7th annual Spring Craft Beer Festival at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. There were two sessions, 12:30 pm-4:00 pm and 5:30 pm-9:00 pm, though we arrived bright and early at 10:30 am to get set up. Upon arrival, the parking lot was already filling up and the bottom floor of the coliseum, where the event was held, was buzzing with brewers and vendors getting set up. Though Starfish Junction did a great job setting this event up, Nassau Coliseum (which was seen better days and may even be a bit behind on the rent) was less than cooperative when brewers and volunteers were arriving to work the event. keep reading...

Beer Loves Company 12 Days of Christmas (in 6 Days)!

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Well, that’s it everyone. Santa came and went, the ball dropped and here we sit in 2013 with no major holidays on the horizon. Early January is really nothing to sing or carol about. It is kind of a cold, wintery, downer…or so we thought. Turns out the 12 Days of Christmas actually begin AFTER Christmas and go right through January 6 or 7 (depending on which version you follow). The Christmas carol which gave birth to this tradition was first published in England in 1780, though it is believed to have originated in France years prior (’tis the Saison anyone?). Here at BLC, we are improvising a bit and starting on January 3, one of the more uneventful days of the year. Oh, and we will be replacing the “true love gifts” (which are essentially all birds) with delicious craft beers. Two per day, to be exact. Think of it as 12 Days of Christmas with tasty liquid treats replacing the (insane) gifts of birds condensed and presented in the usual, cheerful BLC manner. So check back tomorrow for the beginning of our “Twelve Beers of Christmas (in Six Days)”. It will be a wonderful mix of seasonal and rarer brews we have been enjoying over the holidays. Here is a sneak peek at one of the brews that will be featured.
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Written by A+K

January 2nd, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Pumpkin Beer – Not Just for Colonials Anymore

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This unfortunate meeting…

After a slightly long hiatus from pumpkin season – one that was filled with Oktoberfest, cooking and a bit of Mother Nature being a mother, well, you know – we are back in the swing of all things spiced. Having already reviewed four brews of the pumpkin variety (Brooklyn Post Road PumpkinSam Adams Harvest PumpkinFire Island Pumpkin Barrel and Southampton Pumpkin Ale), we have been busy trying many more, both on draught and bottled, and will have our thoughts on them rolling out from now through Thanksgiving. keep reading...