Click here for Greater Long Island newsletters. Click here to download our iPhone app.
Blue Point Brewing Co. hosted its 18th annual Cask Ale Festival on Saturday. Food trucks, artists and — of course — a wide breadth of beer vendors filled the brewery’s parking lot on the warm November afternoon.
Also in the parking lot were several pints of Caskmaster Jim Richards’ Barnyard Goulash, a brew consisting of “leftover” imperial stouts from the Blue Point cellar. The beer, which pays homage to the founder of the Harry Chapin Food Bank, spilled out of the grand ceremonial cask onto the asphalt as Richards hammered a tap into the cask.
“This is an imperial stout that has been aged in a heaven hill barrel since March,” Richards said of the one-of-a-kind creation. “So you’ll get bourbon notes, dry oak, some sweetness, some vanilla.”
Blue Point, one of the 70 plus craft breweries with brews on tap Saturday, introduced fans to other new brews. Among their offerings were the new Tequila Sunrise Sunshine, a 9.6% imperial blonde ale conditioned over tequila oak chips, grenadine and blood orange, and the Pop Punkin’ pumpkin imperial stout, a collaboration with the Warped Tour Band.
Guests also enjoyed live entertainment, courtesy of Ernie & The Band, The Warped Tour Band and DJ Kaution. There was also a skate demo by Wampum Skate Shop and live glass blowing from Long Island Glass.
GreaterPatchogue attended the event alongside hundreds of other fans of craft beer. Please scroll down and click the numbered boxes below to view all our shots.