Ponies and Jiggers

Ponies and Jiggers

All the news that fit to drink.

* Melba is visiting the [*Long Island Cask Beer Festival*][2] held by the [**Rocky Point Artisan Brewers**][1], today. We look forward to her increasingly drunken updates on our [**Facebook** page][3].

* *Surge Protector IPA,* a beer created by eight Long Island breweries after Hurricane Sandy destroyed **Barrier Brewing Company** in Oceanside, is now [available all over the Island][4]. The brewers got together and will be donating half the proceeds to Long Island Cares, an umbrella organization that give to many local charities, and half to rebuilding **Barrier Brewing**. It’s for a great cause from a great group of folks.

* Last week, our favorite craft brewer in Redlands, California, **Hanger 24**, released their first beer in their *Local Fields Series,* where they brew their craft beer with additional local flavors. [*Vinaceous*][5] combines grapes from a local winery with an English old style ale, which is then aged in oak barrels.

* [**Empire State Cellars**][6] in Riverhead, New York, is welcoming **Breuckelen Distilling**, a local distillery opened in 2009 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, tonight from 5–7. Meet the owner and taste the spirits.

* The Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts (LIBME) will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 6th, at 7:30 p.m. at [Hoptron Brewtique][7], 22 W Main Street, Patchogue, New York.

* **Samuel Adams** has released *New Albion Ale* based on the 1976 recipe by [Jack McAuliffe][8] that is considered the start of the craft beer renaissance that we’re all enjoying today. It’s available in 6-packs across this great country of ours.

Send tips, events, and any alcohol-related news to [*Fervere*][email], and enjoy every beverage.

[1]: http://beer.donavanhall.net/rpab/
[2]: https://www.facebook.com/LInanocaskalefestival
[3]: https://www.facebook.com/Fervere
[4]: http://sandyreliefbeer.tumblr.com/locations
[5]: http://hangar24brewery.com/co_local_vinaceous.htm
[6]: https://www.facebook.com/EmpireStateCellar
[7]: http://www.hoptronbrewtique.com/
[8]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Albion_Brewing_Company
[email]: fervere@drunkandunemployed.com