Posts Tagged“cask”

Scenes from the 2012 Long Island Nano Cask Festival


By Lenn Thompson, Executive Editor At beer events, including the 2012 Long Island Nano Cask Festival last weekend, I’m often introduced as “A wine guy who likes beer too.” I’m not even sure that’s accurate anymore. I drink nearly as much beer as I do wine. There’s little I like better after a long day tasting wine than a couple pints — preferably of a hoppy, bitter-but-barely-balanced IPA. With beer, I know what I like and don’t like, but I don’t know anywhere near as much as the talented NYCR beer team — including our Long Island Correspondent, Donavan Hall,…

Don’t Forget, Today is Firkin Friday at DEKS in Rocky Point, NY

Just a quick reminder that tonight is the night for Firkin Friday at DEKS restaurant in Rocky Point, NY. Tonight, starting at 6 p.m., a firkin of Oakham Bishops Farewell will be available on cask in the tap room. Several members of the  Long Island Malt and Beer Enthusiasts group will be there and we’re hoping for a big turn out. Hope to see some of you there.  

4th Annual Long Island Real Ale Festival: Mild Preview

By Donavan Hall, Beer Columnist Last year I attended the Long Island Real Ale Festival with my beer writer hat on. This year, I’ll be there as a brewer. On January 6, my brewing buddy, Mike Voigt, and I mashed-in and brewed up a batch of an English-style Mild that we’ll be proud to serve at this Saturday’s Long Island Real Ale Festival held annually at the Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue. The beer has been fermenting away at Mike’s house for the last couple of weeks and earlier this week it was ready to transfer into the firkin.  We…

Long Island Beer Event: Cask Night at Deks - Firkin Friday


By Beer Columnist Donavan Hall Put this on your calendar! Firkin Friday at Deks in Rocky Point will feature a firkin of cask conditioned Oatmeal Stout from Blue Point Brewing Company. The cask will be tapped at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 28, 2007.  If you never had cask conditioned ale, now’s your chance.  If you love cask conditioned ale already, come on out and join us. Cask conditioned ale is a young beer. The brewing process for the ale is the same, but just as the primary fermentation slows, the beer is transferred from the fermenter to a cask…