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Rocky Point Artisan Brewers Nano Cask Festival & Farmer’s Market – January 25 2014

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It’s that time of the year again. Get ready to drink some lightly carbonated, near room temperature beer! The fourth annual Rocky Point Artisan Brewers Nano Cask Festival and Farmer’s Market is being held Saturday January, 25th 2014. This event has both professional and home brewers pouring their wares from, you guessed it, casks.

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For those who may not know a cask is literally a container for beer. To that you might reply, “Obviously”, to which we say well smarty pants did you know that cask conditioned ale has been christened (along with bottle conditioned beer) as “Real Ale” by CAMARA (the Campaign for Real Ale)? Cask conditioned beer served from casks is a traditional method of serving beer. Patrons used to belly up to the bar and order a flagon of ale which was poured directly from the cask/container. keep reading...

Homebrewing a Stout + Saison

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Kevin is a saison man. Alicia is a stout lady. Though both have been known to stray from these styles and enjoy the wide spectrum that craft beer has to offer, they always come back to their tried and true favorite. Inevitably, this has caused it’s fair share of problems within the Beer Loves Company household. There have been many a cold night where Kevin will crack open a Saison Du Pont, eager to pour it into two glasses, only to have Alicia say she “isn’t thirsty” and is going to bed. The empty bottles of Old Rasputin Kevin finds hidden in the trash the next morning, however, tell a different story. keep reading...

Written by A+K

January 16th, 2014 at 2:21 pm

The Brewers Collective Winter Homebrew Contest

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This Sunday, January 19, The Brewers Collective will be holding their winter homebrew contest at Hoptron Brewtique in Patchogue, New York. The event will run from 3-7 pm and is open to the public with no entry fee. The only requirement is you have to be ready to taste and judge some winter themed homebrew, produced by various members of The Brewers Collective (and friends).

Speaking of friends of the collective, we will be pouring a stout-saison hybrid that we recently brewed in an attempt to merge two of our favorite styles in one glass. Fittingly enough, we named it A + K. We’ll be detailing the brewing process later this week, giving you a chance to follow the beer from brew kettle to your glass. keep reading...

Written by A+K

January 14th, 2014 at 11:36 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. keep reading...

Written by A+K

April 26th, 2013 at 2:54 pm

FINAL BLAZING BATTLE: 20-13!! or Japan Travels Draw to a Close

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