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Long Island Craft Beer Week (2012)

Monday, May 14, 2012

So, the Long Ireland + Blind Bat Spring 2012 Collaboration Saison has been dubbed the official beer of Long Island Craft Beer Week!

The lion’s share of this one-time brew has been hitting local beer stores in 750 ML bottles, but four casks were also filled for a “SimulCask” tapping at four locations -- and that will be happening tonight at 8:00 PM.

I’ll be at The Cortland for this, but a representative from Long Ireland will be at each of the four locations:

*The Cortland, 27 West Main Street, Bay Shore
* The Black Sheep Ale House, 78 2nd ST., Mineola
* Tap and Barrel, 550-8 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown
* Corrys Alehouse, 3274 Rairoad Ave, Wantagh

If you are at The Cortland tonight, say hello!

Tomorrow night (Tuesday the 15th) I’ll be at The Black Sheep Ale House while Hellsmoke Porter and Eye Chart Ale are on tap. A test batch of Eye Chart was poured last year at the North Fork Craft Beer Festival, this will be the debut of a tweaked recipe - it’s now an Imperial E.S.B, 7.5% ABV. So beware!

Eye Chart

Friday, August 19, 2011

After the first keg kicked, we put an unannounced beer on last Saturday at the North Fork Craft Beer Festival: Eye Chart Ale. It was a test batch of a dry-hopped ESB (Extra Special Bitter). Feedback was good, so I’ll brew a “big” batch to release in the Fall.

Eye Chart Ale Label Image

Thanks to all who stopped by the Blind Bat Brewery table at the festival!
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