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Editorial director of Bottlenotes. Author of First Big Crush. Babbles endlessly about New Zealand wine, outrageous Bordeaux prices.


Apr 11, 2011
Cask Tales
When is it ok for brewing and winemaking to get weird?

Saturday afternoon on Eastern Long Island offered up one of those rare, crisp sunny days that beg you to do two very specific things: Be outside and consume alcohol. Lucky for me, I'd already accepted an invite to Blue Point Brewing Company's Cask Ales Festival. If you're not familiar with cask ale, the rough definition is that you're drinking the beer out of the keg or barrel in which it was brewed. So these beers aren't as fizzy as what you normally get on draft or out of the bottle, never...

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