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Hops & Props Craft Beer Festival – February 8, 2014 in Garden City



Saturday, February 8, the first annual Hops & Props is coming to The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York. Hops & Props takes place right on the floor of the museum and features craft beer, cigars and food all steps away from historic planes and aviation memorabilia. Though local breweries will have a heavy presence, there will be national favorites on tap as well. To name a few, Blue Point Brewing Company, The Brewers Collective and Long Ireland Beer Company will be representing Long Island while Founders Brewing, 21st Amendment Brewery and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will be right alongside them. keep reading...

Tapped Enterprises: Looking for a Ticket to Ride?



With breweries, craft beers bars and beer-centric festivals popping up everywhere lately, this is definitely an exciting time for beer lovers and those just getting into the scene. However, all these alcohol based events do pose a bit of a problem, especially living on Long Island where everything is fairly spread out: How can you engage in these imbibing activities while safely transporting yourself home? Well, Kevin Bowker at Tapped Enterprises has that taken care of for you.


Tapped Enterprises provides transportation to beer festivals as well as brewery tours, wine tours and custom bachelor/bachelorette/any celebration parties. But like most companies, Tapped Enterprises had humble beginnings and has come a long way. Kevin Bowker started Tapped Enterprises in 2008 selling posters and beer flags to college kids. For awhile, he spent most of his time in his van, travelling to different campuses and selling his wares. When he returned home from this entrepreneurial road trip, he decided to set up a table at the first ever Nassau Coliseum Craft Beer Festival to display and sell his beer merchandise to a different and wider audience, as craft beer was really taking off at the time. As most tend to do at these festivals, a group of Kevin’s friends had too much to drink, but since he was working he was able to safely transport them home in his van. This is where the idea for Tapped Enterprises as you know it today was born. keep reading...

Written by A+K

May 10th, 2013 at 1:25 am

TAP NY 2013 – One Mountainous Celebration of NY Beer


This past Saturday, April 18, we had the privilege of attending Tap NY, which is an annual craft beer festival held at Hunter Mountain in upstate New York. Though the event is already on it’s 15th year, this was our first time attending, so we were not 100% sure what to expect other than New York based craft beer and food (which was more than enough for us to make the journey). Since Hunter Mountain is a bit of a trek and no one wants to attend a beer festival and look, not drink, Kevin Bowker from Tapped Enterprises set up an all inclusive trip which provided a ticket to Tap NY as well as round trip bus transportation for a reasonable price. Many members of L.I.B.M.E chose to take the bus up, as well as some other beer enthusiasts from Long Island who were just looking to enjoy the day. keep reading...