A Final Toast to Blue Point Cask Ales Fest
Apr21

A Final Toast to Blue Point Cask Ales Fest

Today marks Blue Point Brewing’s last Cask Ales Festival at its original location. Although there is a clear split between Long Islanders who are loyal to Blue Point’s brand versus those who argue that the company sold out, neither group can deny that Blue Point and their annual festival did not have an impact on Long Island’s craft beer scene. Nobody will ever forget their first time at Blue Point Cask Ales Fest....

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Special Announcement!
Apr10

Special Announcement!

I’m honored to announce that I am now part of the LIC Beer Project Family! In the last few weeks I’ve been settling in my new role as the brand ambassador focusing on events and marketing. I’ve been catching up on LICBP’s history (NYC’s first brewery to have a coolship), branding (sweet graffiti packaging), and future endeavors (my lips are sealed).  Stay tuned for the latest brewery happenings and my...

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Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Apr04

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

I know this is not beer related, but there wouldn’t be The Outcask or The Brew Babe had my life gone down a different path.Today marks the 2 year anniversary of the surgery that saved my life! April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a cancer that is underresearched and forgotten. My life will forever be changed. I will never forget the doctors who treated me. Sadly, I will also never forget how long it took for doctors to diagnose...

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Thank You 1940s and Farewell
Jan25

Thank You 1940s and Farewell

I’d like to share bittersweet news this morning with all of you. This is my last week at 1940s Brewing Co. These past 18 months flew by, but I will remember every moment, especially our milestones: beertending the day 1940s opened its doors, our first can release, and our expansion to outside sales. My father has always said that when you find a job you love, you will never work a day in your life. I can confidently say that I...

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Tips for Traveling with Beer
Dec27

Tips for Traveling with Beer

Although I enjoy traveling across the country trying new beers, it saddens me when I can’t always take my favorite discoveries back home with me. Some of the best breweries that I’ve visited are small and don’t offer cans or bottles to take back. However, I take advantage of the opportunity with those breweries that do! With some bubble wrap and tape, you too can bring your favorite beers back with you when traveling...

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2017 Holiday Gift Ideas
Dec19

2017 Holiday Gift Ideas

We are in the midst of the holiday season and unfortunately for some of us, we’re running out of shopping time! While there are many gift options for the beer lover in your life, there are only a handful of innovative and unique presents that will really wow them. I created a list of some independent businesses that offer exciting and unique products that will make you want to purchase them for yourself too! Craft Brewed Jewelry...

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Take Craft Back
Nov07

Take Craft Back

About a month ago I came across the “Take Craft Back” movement that promotes the growth of craft beer by standing up to corporate breweries, such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, who are buying out smaller craft breweries. The Brewers Association (parent organization of American Homebrewers Association) organized this movement and plans on raising money through crowdfunding to buy out Anheuser-Busch InBev for $213 billion. So far,...

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A Beginner’s Craft Beer Guide: What to Drink & Rethink
Oct05

A Beginner’s Craft Beer Guide: What to Drink & Rethink

I think I made a beer-geek’s day when I walked into the Poughkeepsie location of Half Time Beverage, the local go-to for craft brews and ciders. I looked a little lost as I took in the extensive selection of bottles. I didn’t browse, but instead apprehensively approached the employees at the desk. I struggled a bit to explain my first Outcask assignment. As a recent convert to beer, I wanted some good recommendations, with my only...

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Gluten-Free Summer 6-Pack
Aug27

Gluten-Free Summer 6-Pack

  There are only a few more weeks until the unofficial end of summer beer festival season and the start of Oktoberfest season. I put together a list of my “go-to” six-pack of gluten-free friendly beer and cider that you can take to BBQs and beach parties. This great tasting six also satisfies the taste buds of those who are not gluten-free, but want to try something new and delicious!   1. Dogfish Head Tweason’Ale Gluten...

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Uncrafting Central Market’s Beer Contest
Aug17

Uncrafting Central Market’s Beer Contest

As a graphic designer and brewer, I notice ads and commercial spots related to beer, especially craft beer. The marketing for these ads, which range from festivals and new beers to grand openings of breweries, typically have a clear understanding of the audience in the beer community. When I first came across the “King of the Hop” contest ad in Grand Central, I immediately noticed that the competition as a whole was lacking a true...

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