Blue Point’s 20th anniversary party
This Oct. 13, the Blue Point Brewery will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a rewind to ’98. The trip back in time will showcase nostalgic games, throwback brews, merchandise items and guest performers.

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Blue Point’s 20th anniversary party

Story By: NICOLE FUENTES
10/4/2018


 

This Oct. 13, the Blue Point Brewery will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a rewind to ’98. The trip back in time will showcase nostalgic games, throwback brews, merchandise items and guest performers.

“We’ll be celebrating Blue Point’s 20th anniversary at the Main Street brewery, marking the first official event we’ll host at our new brewery,” said Mark Burford, cofounder of Blue Point Brewing Company. “It’ll be a great moment to bring craft beer fans to the new location to celebrate with us.”

The event will take place in the parking lot at 225 West Main Street. The brewery itself is scheduled to be open to the public in early 2019.

Blue Point Brewing Company, according to Burford, was born in 1998, at a time when ‘90s culture on Long Island helped inspire the brand with their first Toasted Lager. “It just made sense for use to go back to where it all started as we celebrate the past and look towards the future,” he said of the reason behind the ‘90s-themed event.

Throwback beers will include original brews such as Oatmeal Stout, RastafaRye Ale, Toasted Lager, Old Howling Bastard and more, he hinted.

“We know there are people out there that never tasted some of our early beers and the 20th anniversary party offered a great chance for us to showcase them again,” he said.

Musical performances include: headliner Dinosaur Jr., Soundswell, and Saved by the 90s. Food will be supplied by Bobbique, Cheezy Pete’s, Sausage Kings, Noah’s on the Road, Island Empanada, and The Tasty Taxi.

“Want to settle the N64 debate one last time with your buddy? Done! Want to rock some throwback-inspired merchandise? Done! Want to hang out and sing the music of your childhood? Done! Remember those awesome beers of your early days? Yeah, they will be there, too!” reads the Blue Point Brewery promotion of the event.

All attendees are encouraged to dress for the ‘90s as they bring back nostalgic ‘90s video games and ‘90s décor. Tickets are on sale now on Ticket Fly for $40 to $50. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Billion Oyster Project. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event ends at 10 p.m. Must be 21 or over to participate.