Lectures & Conversations
Blue Point Brewing Company
The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Beer in New York
Mark Burford, Founder/Brewmaster
Sat, June 30th, 2012 | 5:00 pm
$35
(members $20)

Event details

To celebrate our exhibition Beer Here: Brewing New York's History, the New-York Historical Society is hosting a series of Saturday beer tastings by local breweries in the exhibition's Beer Hall, run by Starr Restaurants Catering Group. The program will run from May 26 through August 25; half-hour tastings will start at 2pm and 4pm. Not only will visitors get to taste some of these local creations, but there will be hops, whole leaf flowers and other beer ingredients for people to touch, smell and experience.

Pricing

Beer Tasting & Admission combined ticket: $35 (members $20). You must be 21 or older to enjoy our tasting program.

Six Pack Special Discount (purchase by telephone or in person only): purchase tickets to six separate tastings for only $150 (members $100). To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268.

Brewery History

The Blue Point Brewing Company is Long Island’s 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.  Storage tanks, fermentation vessels, and other brewing equipment were also gathered from other breweries like Frederick, LaJolla, Red Hook, Pilgrim and others.  The brewery’s 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 1970’s Penguin Ice Factory on River Avenue in Patchogue, Blue Point Brewing Company’s 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.

Location

Robert H. Smith Gallery South at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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