Blue Point Summer Ale

Blue Point Summer Ale – Brewed by Blue Point Brewing Company in Patchogue, NY – 4.39% Alcohol

Blue Point Summer Ale

First, let me start off by saying this review was fate. I’ve always heard of Blue Point, but never tried it. How fitting that the very first review I do on my blog just happens to be brewed in my birthplace of Patchogue, NY. Funny thing is, I didn’t even realize it until after downing my first one and then inspecting the bottle trying to find the % of alcohol. Maybe this is a good sign…

Let me set the scene for you: Memorial Day, BBQ, Alice in Chains on the iPod, friends, sun, 90 degree heat, and an iced cold Blue Point Summer Ale. It really couldn’t get any better than that.

Simply put, this beverage is awesome. It’s your typical, light summer ale, comparable to a Sam Adams Summer Ale or a Harpoon Summer Ale (the originality in the names is astounding).  Blue Point may not have the same billing as Sam Adams, but it is just as good, if not better. Again, this is my first beer from Blue Point and I can’t wait to try and review the others. This Summer Ale is seasonal, and is only available from April – July, according to the Blue Point website.

So yes, I love this beer, and will try it again. I don’t venture out to bars that often as I’d rather buy a 6 pack for $7-10 rather than 2 beers at the bar for the same price, but if I do find myself in a bar within the next couple of months, and this is on tap, you can bet your ass I’m ordering one. If you enjoy those light, summery beers like the ones I mentioned above as well as Corona, Landshark etc etc, you can definitely not go wrong with this.

If you are in area or live on Long Island, be sure to check out this brewery. They offer tours and tastings at their “Tasting Room” located at 161 River Ave. Patchogue, NY. Hours are Thurs & Fri from 3-7PM or Saturdays from 12-7PM. I will definitely be taking a Saturday trip to go back to the place of my origin and check Blue Point Brewing Company out.

Final Rating – 4.5 Pints  4.5 Pints


One Response to “Blue Point Summer Ale”

  1. Bluepoint also makes a very tasty Blueberry Ale.

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