Monthly Archives: June 2012

On the waterfront: Beer finds at the Williamsburg beer fest

More than a thousand beer aficionados and, for sure, a few novices, thronged to the event at the foot of N. 11th Street, the Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival, on June 16, where the wares of 86 breweries were available for … Continue reading

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Rocky Point Artisan Brewers gets micro brewery license

                    No. 1260239.  This number means everything to Mike Voight and Donavan Hall, principals of Long Island’s Rocky Point Artisan Brewers.  It’s the serial number on their just-granted New York State … Continue reading


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Home brewing expo at NYC’s South Street Seaport Museum June 27

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about home brewing an opportunity is at hand. Brewnity: NYC Homebrewers United, a home brewers expo organized by Chris Cuzme, home brewer extraordinaire and sales rep for Wandering Star Brewing Co.,  and Mary Izzet, … Continue reading

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Long Island Wine Council’s Taste of Summer: The good, bad and ugly

East met west recently. Many of Long Island’s East End wineries traveled west on June 2 to the Old Bethpage VillageRestoration in Nassau County to pour their wines for a crowd of 350 imbibers. Dubbed “A Taste of Summer,” by … Continue reading


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Press Club of Long Island award for Corks, Caps and Taps Editor

The editor of Corks, Caps and Taps is an award winner! Alan Wax, who founded this blog less than three months ago, won a Press Club of Long Island media award for a story published last September on about the travails … Continue reading

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A beer festival grows anew in Brooklyn

Back in the early days of craft beer in New York City (we’re talking 1993-94) Brooklyn Brewery organized beer festivals on the waterfront near the Brooklyn Bridge. Huge white tents lined the esplanade of Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park where dozens … Continue reading

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