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McCune: Partly cloudy, chance of awesome in NEIPAs

By JIM McCUNE // New England India Pale Ale is a conundrum. It’s not even a recognized beer style. But this new variation on the IPA has emerged as one of the most sought-after, highest-rated, incessantly talked-about beers in America. For anyone who hasn’t heard, NEIPA is an unfiltered India Pale Ale (or Double IPA) that’s been aggressively hopped, giving it a hazy, cloudy or completely opaque appearance, not unlike orange juice. New England India…


Spinal tap? This Spider-Man certainly adjusted well

By JIM McCUNE // Around these parts, Larry Goldstein is the real Spider-Man. As legend has it, Goldstein got bit by a bug, and as he gazed at the fang marks atop a painful, swelling welt, he knew it was a spider. Alas, the spider wasn’t radioactive. Goldstein can’t shoot webs or scale walls. But the bite did imbibe some superhuman brewing powers – and a cool name for a brewery. Next month, Holbrook’s Spider…


Like a Spinal Tap amp, Beer Week delivers a bit more

By JIM McCUNE // Long Island Craft Beer Week kicks off this Friday and, despite its name, runs a full 10 days. Launched by local craft beer entrepreneurs and beer-passionate marketers, the event seeks to raise awareness for the regional craft beer culture and promote patronage at local breweries, bars and restaurants. It also seeks to help out the less fortunate by collecting food and donations for the Long Island Cares food bank through the…