The town of Patchouge, NY has become Long Island’s unofficial beer mecca, as it is home to Long Island’s only microbrewery, Blue Point Brewing, and several fine beer pouring establishments and restaurants. I heard about Blue Point before when I sampled their Toasted Lager last summer, and when I purchased the Beer Hall Guide To Long Island at my last visit to DEKs. During the holidays, I found time to visit Blue Point with Mike and my little brother, Greg.
The ESB was an exceptional example of one, and was a delight to taste. The bitterness of the hops was balanced with a subtle sweetness. It deserves Bronze Medal it snagged in the World Beer Cup, and would have paired fabulously with something sweet.