Blue Point Caskery and the etc.

The duration of last Saturday’s 7th Annual Cask Ales Festival hosted by Blue Point Brewing Company at their brewquarters in Patchogue—4 hours, or 240 minutes, or 14400 seconds, or—was simply not enough time.

Not enough time to greet all of your brethren beer aficionados and man-hug it up.
Not enough time to sample every craft participant’s goodies.
Not enough time to apprehend all of Chef Michelle’s donuts prepared with Blue Point Hoptical Illusion, Blueberry Ale and Sour Cherry Imperial Stout and munchmunchmunch.
Not enough time to greet all of your brethren beer aficionados and man-hug it up, again, now half-wobbly wazza wazza eaten pretzelz glee-eyed sipping YEA-AH.

[“There was time now. There was all the time I needed.”]

But despite the sequential measurement system limit that tented afternoon, Super Neat still “did work”* with personal caskery favorites Great South Bay Brewery Conscious Sedation Saison (newly-released, golden smooth farmhouse refresher), Blue Point Brewing Company Toxic Sludge (aged in a Jamesport Vineyards Syrah Barrel), Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts (LIBME) member Matthew Bollerman’s Strong Island Winter Chillz Eisbock, Bru Room at BAR’s use of new proprietary hop blend Falconer’s Flight in the first creation from their Single Hop Pale Ale Series, and rando one-off fusions like Blue Point Brewing Company Oatmeal Stout with smoked garlic and Blue Point Brewing Company Rastafa Rye with ginger.

Until next time…

*past tense of “Do Work.” Present is defined by Urban Dictionary as to phisically accomplish a task that involves work; to get someone motivated to do something. Urban Dictionary further explains that when one ‘does work’ they are accomplishing a task. No matter how small or large the task is they are still doing work. It ranges from, but is not limited to “taking a dump” and “Nailing” a skateboarding trick.

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.