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Grapes and grains: Beerfest at winery

Portrait of the Blue Point Brewing Co.'s co-owners,

Portrait of the Blue Point Brewing Co.'s co-owners, Mark Burford and Peter Cotter and head brewer Alan Brady. Photo Credit: Newsday, 2008 / Thomas A. Ferrara

The fifth annual North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival is slated for Saturday, Aug. 13. It's scheduled to be held under the auspices of Martha Clara Vineyards, on Herricks Lane, Jamesport.

More than 50 brewers are expected to participate in the event, which will include barbecue prepared by Maple Tree BBQ of Riverhead. Visitors also may take part in the yearly Boston Beer Co. nationwide contest to choose a new brew to be offered by Samuel Adams. An oaked ale and a maple-pecan porter are in the running.

General admission tickets to the festival are $55. No one less than 21 years old is permitted to attend. The ticket includes a souvenir tasting glass that may be used for 2-ounce samples from any brewery or winery participant.

Advance purchase of tickets is recommended. Go to northforkcraftbeerfestival.com.

The festival will go on, rain or shine, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Blue Point will be among the breweries at the 'fest. Pictured, from left, are co-owners Mark Burford and Peter Cotter, and head brewer Alan Brady.

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