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Blue Point Winter Ale Brewed in Patchogue, New York


Blue Point Winter Ale  Brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company - Patchogue, New York   

You might not look forward to the colder months of the year, but this brew is guaranteed to warm your insides. Careful, it may even warm your heart towards Winter as a whole. Our Winter Ale is a hearty and robust amber ale. Brewed to chase away the chill of cool Winter nights, itís created with pale, Vienna, crystal and chocolate malts. This uncommon amber is brewed with a tasty balance of malt and hops, only during the cold months of the year. One of our most popular seasonal specialties, just remember this special ale is gone with Winterís winds. IBUS: 25. ABV: 7.0%.

 

Blue Point Winter Ale

         
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
You might not look forward to the colder months of the year, but this brew is guaranteed to warm your insides. Careful, it may even warm your heart towards Winter as a whole. Our Winter Ale is a hearty and robust amber ale. Brewed to chase away the chill of cool Winter nights, itís created with pale, Vienna, crystal and chocolate malts. This uncommon amber is brewed with a tasty balance of malt and hops, only during the cold months of the year. One of our most popular seasonal specialties, just remember this special ale is gone with Winterís winds. IBUS: 25. ABV: 7.0%.

Appearance: Poured from bottle to pint glass a very clear reddish amber color with a frothy tan head that faded to a layer of bubbles. Good lacing on the glass as the beer goes down.

Aroma: Caramel, toffee sweetness with a slight roasted malt aroma and some hints of vanilla and spiced rum. Some slight earthy hops fade in the back.

Taste: Sweet and roasty at first with toffee, brown bread, molasses, vanilla and caramel for the sweet notes and a slight roasted malt bitterness but not burnt tasting. Slight spice of maybe ginger and cinnamon and some bittering from earthy and slightly spicy hops. A touch of alcohol but hidden well.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a crisp but smooth carbonation. A slight boozy alcohol warmth is hidden but detectable.

Overall: This beer keeps me very interested the whole way and has pleased me with each bottle. I am certainly glad I bought the case and feel it is a very approachable winter ale that can work to session or just have one or two to warm up. Thumbs up on this one!
 

  
Blue Point Brewing 101:
The Blue Point Brewing Company is Long Islandís only microbrewery. It was founded in 1998 by two long-time friends, Mark Burford and Pete Cotter.

The brewery was inspired by their life-long dream and built from a rare assemblage of equipment collected from breweries around the country.

Blue Point's storage tanks, fermentation vessels, and other brewing equipment were also gathered from other breweries like Frederick, LaJolla, Red Hook, Pilgrim and others.
 

   Blue Point Brewing ArtworkBlue Point Brewery Sign

        
The breweryís unique direct-fire brew kettle, dismantled brick by brick from a brewery in Maryland and rebuilt in Patchogue, imparts a lightly toasted, complex taste to produce a line of ultra premium microbrews.

Located in the 1970ís Penguin Ice Factory on River Avenue in Patchogue, Blue Point Brewing Companyís 5000 square foot facility gives them ample space for brewing 10,000 kegs of beer a year. Kegs from the brewery are unpasteurized, and delivered cold to ensure they are as fresh tasting as possible-a feature only a local brewery can offer.
   

 





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