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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2nd Annual Cask Ale Festival at The Mill Roadhouse
Mar15

2nd Annual Cask Ale Festival at The Mill Roadhouse

The second annual Cask Ale Festival fundraiser benefitting The Barton Center for Diabetes Education Campership Program will take place at The Mill Roadhouse on April 8. Once again, the fundraisier will feature cask ales donated by Long Island Breweries, live music, and raffles. However, this year, the festival will include wine from Martha Clara Vineyards and hard cider from Austineast Ciders. Cask Ale Festival is organized by Karl...

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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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