Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point Brewing Company
Blue Point Brewing Company
Location Patchogue, New York
United States
Opened 1998
Annual production volume 51,000 US beer barrels (60,000 hL)
Owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev
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 Pale Ale American Pale Ale
Blue Point Extra Special Bitter Extra special bitter (ESB)
Blue Point Sour Cherry Imperial Stout Russian imperial stout
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 subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev located on Long Island, in Patchogue, New York.[1][2][3] 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 Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The largest "craft" brewery on Long Island, [4] The brewery hosts an annual Cask Ale Festival, concerts and other events in the brew yard.[5]

History[edit]

The brewery was founded in 1998 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."[4]

Blue Point Brewing Company's flagship Toasted Lager won a gold medal at the 2006 World Beer Cup in the American-Style Amber Lager category.[6]

On February 5, 2014, it was announced that Blue Point was being sold to Anheuser-Busch InBev for nearly $24 million. At the time of acquisition the brewery was distributed in 19 states as well as Washington D.C. As of now the brewery continues to operate in its Patchogue, NY location.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Furnari, Chris. "Anheuser-Busch InBev to Acquire Blue Point Brewing". Brewbound. 
  2. ^ Asimov, Eric (January 28, 2001). "The Beer That Made Patchogue Famous". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Ain, Stewart (July 10, 2005). "L.I. @ WORK; Outlasting the Brewery Competition". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "LARGE CRAFT BREWERY: Blue Point Brewing Co.". Long Island Beer Guide. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Past Winners Lists - World Beer Cup". World Beer Cup. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  7. ^ 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