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19th Annual Cask Ales Festival

Let's firkin go

Event Details
Nov. 4th, 2023
Blue Point Brewing Company
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The best firkin day of the year at Blue Point Brewing is back for its 19th year and we're going bigger than ever.

Get ready for live music from The Warped Tour Band + Evil Sweet + DJ Kaution, food trucks, local vendors, games, a skate demo, and over 60 participating breweries

In partnership with Long Island Cares.

SPONSORS: C4 Energy, Pretzek Factory, Sky Bar, Kooosher & The Glass Garden

This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine

Attendees must be 21 to enter

New to Cask Fest? Tap here for a history lesson

General Admission Ticket Includes: Admission, 5 oz Cask Fest Tasting Glass, Beer Samples

VIP Ticket Includes: Admission, 7oz Cask Fest Tasting Glass, Beer Samples and draft beer, Access to an exclusive VIP area, early entry (1PM) + fast lane check-in, fanny pack Cask Fest Survival Kit, pretzels from The Pretzel Factory, complimentary Liquid Death and Subtle Tea, VIP bathrooms, professional massages and IV Drips by KarasMatic Day Spa

Ultra VIP Ticket Includes: Admission, Herschel Backpack, Blue Point hat, meal token, access to VIP Pizza After Party sponsored by Donatina (6PM - 8PM), 7oz Cask Fest Tasting Glass, beer Samples and draft beer, Access to an exclusive VIP area, early entry + fast lane check-in, fanny pack Cask Fest Survival Kit, pretzels from The Pretzel Factory, complimentary Liquid Death and Subtle Tea, VIP bathrooms, professional massages and IV Drips by KarasMatic Day Spa



Got Questions? Check out this FAQ! If you don't see what you're looking for shoot us a DM on Instagram @bluepointbrewing

WTF is a Firkin? A Firkin is a 10.8 gallon vessel used for cask-conditioning. The conditioning process: filtered beer is transferred into casks, carbonated, sealed and then undergoes a slight final fermentation in the cask. The net result is a beer that has a much gentler level of carbonation, a rounder mouthfeel, and since it is unfiltered, usually shows a slightly more complex flavor and aromatic profile.

How much are tickets? General admission tickets are $75 each. Designated driver tickets are $35. VIP tickets are $150. Ultra VIP tickets are $250.

Can I purchase tickets at the Brewpub? We be selling limited tickets through the brewpub this year, so grab yours quick!

Are children and minors allowed? This is a 21+ event. There are no exceptions and ID is required upon entry.

Can I cancel my ticket? All sales are final.

What is the weather policy? The Cask Ales Festival will be held rain or shine.

Is there a charge for parking?
Complimentary parking is available at River Avenue Elementary School and the Watch Hill Ferry Lot. There is also ample parking throughout the village of Patchogue. Please keep in mind that much of that parking is metered. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE using a ride share!

How can I get there via Public Transportation? The brewery is located 1 mile from the Patchogue LIRR station and is easily walkable.

Do we have a specific time we’re required to arrive? No, the gates will be open for the duration of the event, beginning at 2pm. Arrive by 1:30pm to cut back on long lines.

What do we do when we arrive? There will be separate, clearly marked lanes for VIP & general admission. You’ll receive your tasting glass and can enter the best firkin day ever at 2pm. Entry requirements are subject to change.

What should I bring with me? 21+ valid photo ID Money for food, merch, and vendors A sweater for cooler weather

I need to leave early – Can I? Yes, you can leave whenever you’d like. If you plan to drink please arrange a safe ride home. We strongly encourage rideshare - Pickup area will be clearly marked.

I need to arrive late – Can I? You can arrive at any time. Proceed directly to the entry gate.

What do I do if I see someone that makes me feel unsafe? Please alert a member of the event staff if there is any situation that you feel is unsafe. All staff will be wearing clearly marked shirts.

Will there be food available? Guests can purchase food from various vendors and food trucks throughout the event.

Will there be alcohol for sale? There will not be any alcohol for sale at the event.

Will there be wine or cider? This is a beer event, although some participating breweries may opt to provide alternative options. We will have LIIT hard tea seltzer available, along with our signature canned cocktails for purchase.

Can I bring my own food and beverages? Outside food or beverage is not permitted.

Will there be water? There will be free water stations throughout the festival.

Can I visit the Brewpub during Cask Fest? The Brewpub will be closed during Cask Fest.

I didn’t finish all of my beer – can I take it home? Sorry, no beverages or food can be brought outside the festival.

Can I bring my own cooler or chair? No outside food, beverage, or chairs will be permitted.

Will there be children’s programming? No. Only guests 21+ will be permitted to enter.

Can I bring my dog? No pets will be permitted unless they are service animals.

Is re-entry allowed? There will be no re-entry into the gates for this event.

Will non-alcoholic beverages be available? Yes. Subtle Tea will be available for purchase, as well as beverages from participating food trucks.



Breweries, vendors, and sponsors

To make this the biggest Cask Fest yet, we need a sweet line up of breweries that want to fill their own firkin. Tap below to sign up for a space!

We're also looking for vendors and sponsors to activate at Cask Fest, so if that's you, apply below!

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