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Most Shared: Pumpkin beer fest lights up social media

Blue Point Pumpkin

Update: The pumpkin beer festival has been suspended.

Last week saw a story about a pumpkin beer festival planned for Patchogue come within 200 social media shares of breaking into the Top 3 list of’s most shared stories of all-time.

Below are the numbers.

1. Pumpkin beer event planned for Patchogue fall festival

1,430 Facebook / 9 Twitter / 3 LinkedIn (1,442)

2. Patchogue Village books theater to unveil $5 million parks plan

400 Facebook / 2 Twitter / 9 LinkedIn (411)

3. The story behind That Meetball Place’s wood decor

299 Facebook / 9 Twitter / 2 LinkedIn (310)

Most All-Time:

1. The Tap Room in Patchogue is expanding upstairs

3,380 Facebook / 6 Twitter (3,386)

2. New York Bully Crew finds a home in East Patchogue

1,620 Facebook / 4 Twitter (1,624)

3. How two Bellport football buddies resurrected Painters’

1,610 Facebook / 4 Twitter / 5 LinkedIn (1,619)

Note: To qualify for the top three, a story must be on the site for at least 12 hours, so stories published later on a Sunday will be counted in the following week’s tally.

Photo: Blue Point’s Supreme Pumpkin Ale at Bellport Cold Beer & Soda. (Credit: Michael White)

About the author: Michael White

Michael White is a Bellport resident, longtime newspaper reporter and editor, and the owner of Email him your story ideas or tips: