Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Brewing Company
Location Patchogue, New York
United States
Opened 1998
Barrels per year 51,000 barrels
Owner(s) Mark Burford and Peter (Pédro) Cotter
Active beers
Name Type
Blue Point Toasted Lager Amber lager
Blue Point Hoptical Illusion American IPA
Blue Point Blueberry Ale Fruit beer
Blue Point RastafaRye Ale Rye
Blue Point Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout
Blue Point Pale Ale American Pale Ale
Blue Point Double Pils German Pilsener
Blue Point Extra Special Bitter Extra special bitter (ESB)
Blue Point Double Blonde Ale Amsterdam-Style Strong Ale
Blue Point White IPA White Beer/IPA Hybrid
Blue Point Toxic Sludge Black IPA
Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout Russian imperial stout
Blue Point No Apologies Double/Imperial IPA
Blue Point Old Howling Bastard American Barley Wine
Blue Point Spring Fling Copper Ale
Blue Point Summer Ale Golden Ale
Blue Point Oktoberfest Oktoberfest
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale Spiced Ale
Blue Point Winter Ale Amber ale

Blue Point Brewing Company is a microbrewery located on Long Island, in Patchogue, New York.[1][2] The brewery offers a variety of year-round beers, and several seasonal brews, as well as a 'tasting room' which is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The largest craft brewery on Long Island, [3] Blue Point is currently ranked #34 in the Top 50 Craft Breweries in the U.S. The brewery hosts an annual Cask Ale Festival, concerts and other events in the brew yard.[4]

History[edit]

The brewery was founded in 1997 by Mark Burford and Pete Cotter, both avid home-brewers at the time. In regards to the decision to open up a brewery, Pete said: "Other parts of the country had local microbreweries and we saw an opportunity for a microbrewery to meet the demand in the market between Montauk and Manhattan."[3]

On February 5, 2014, it was announced that Blue Point was being sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev for nearly $24 million. As of this time the brewery will continue to operate in its Patchogue, NY location.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asimov, Eric (January 28, 2001). "The Beer That Made Patchogue Famous". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Ain, Stewart (July 10, 2005). "L.I. @ WORK; Outlasting the Brewery Competition". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "LARGE CRAFT BREWERY: Blue Point Brewing Co.". Long Island Beer Guide. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blue Point Brewery's Cask Ale Festival in Patchogue, New York, warms up winter". Long Island Business News (Ronkonkoma, NY). January 8, 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Furnari, Chris. "Anheuser-Busch InBev to Acquire Blue Point Brewing". Brewbound. 

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Coordinates: 40°45′33″N 73°01′17″W / 40.75917°N 73.02139°W / 40.75917; -73.02139