Blue Point Brewing Company, a small brewery crafting a large selection of beers in Patchogue, Long Island, wins kudos at 19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition, Providence, Rhode Island.
Six hundred eighty (680) beers and ciders from breweries and cider houses across the U.S. and from around the world entered the 19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition held one day before the 22nd Annual Great International Beer Festival competition. One hundred-twenty (120) professional brewers, beer industry professionals and beer journalists acted as judges in a blind-tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented.  
The no. 1 winner in the Lager Category:  Wet Hop Pilz - Blue Point Brewing - Patchogue, NY; no. 2 -Lagerhaus - Fort Hill Brewery - Easthampton, MA
The no. 1 winner in the Amber/ Dortmunder Lager Category:  Toasted Lager - Blue Point Brewing - Patchogue, NY; 2 - Red Flag - Fort Hill Brewery - Easthampton, MA; 3 - Saranac Adirondack Lager - FX Matt Brewing - Utica, NY
At a Beer and food pairing at the restaurant and bar 3030 Ocean in Ft Lauderdale-- the last of Seafood and Suds tour, beer/food pairing dinners across the United States with sophisticated and delicious dishes prepared by Chef Paula Da Silva and hosted by Mark Hegedus, President of Blue Point Brewing Co Blue Point Brewing Co beers from Patchogue, Long Island – Blue Point oysters quivering in their shells, lip puckering ceviche, tuna tartare, corn chowder, hog fish tacos and desserts with luscious dark beer, prepared by chef Paula Da Silva paired superbly with Blue Point Brewing Co.  brews like Mosaic Session IPA, Toasted Lager, Wet Hop Pilz ,Summer Ale, Pale Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Hefeweizen, Old Howling Bastard,,Winter Ale.and more....  
Mark Hegedus, President of Blue Point Brewing Co. was at hand to present the award-winning brews of his company, operating in Long Island since 1985, now a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch.
Address: 161 River Ave, Patchogue, NY 11772 a block south of the Long Island Rail Road tracks.
Hours: Hours for brewery tours and for the tasting room are 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Tours and tastes are free. Half-gallon jugs  of all brews and six-packs of Toasted Lager are available.
Information: (631) 475-6944 or at   

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