Microbreweries produce small batches of beer for sale to wholesalers and retailers both inside and outside New Jersey. That means you can purchase New Jersey craft brewed beer from the shelves of liquor stores and in pubs around the country. Thanks to a 2012 law change, microbreweries are now allowed to sell up to 1/2 keg (or approximately 6 cases) of beer for consumption off premise. Also, as part of a brewery tour, consumers are allowed to purchase beer for consumption on premise. Breweries are not allowed to operate a restaurant or sell food. This is an opportunity for people to enhance their educational tour experience with an on-site tasting. Because we value our relationships with our restaurant and tavern partners, the law was purposely designed to not allow breweries to operate like a bar or restaurant.
Brewpubs are restaurants that produce small batches of craft brewed on site and may sell their own beer by the glass for consumption on premise. They may also sell their beer for carry out in bottles, jugs known as "growlers" and in kegs. The new law allows brewpubs for the first time to sell their beer off the premises to licensed retailers throughout the state through a New Jersey beer wholesaler.
The first ever collaboration beer festival--Brews by the Bay is being held on September 6. Both the Delaware and New Jersey Guilds will hold a festival the same day at their respective side at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. For tickets and more information, head here.
Since 2002, the Guild has held it's annual fest as a fundraiser for both the Guild and the Battleship. This year more than 700 people enjoyed beers from 16 New Jersey breweries in a day of perfect weather. The Cabin Dogs once again did an awesome job with their Americana roots rock. If you made it out, thanks for coming.
Next up is the first ever collaboration beer festival--Brews by the Bay on September 6. Both the Delaware and New Jersey Guilds will hold a festival the same day at their respective side at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. For more info, head here.
Make plans to come visit Flying Fish during the inaugural Tour de Fish. Nine categories for all ages/abilities, including one for kids. The one-mile track conveniently starts and ends at the brewery. There will be tours and tastings, Somerdale will have a food truck area set up and there will be various other family friendly activities. Fun starts at 9. More info at flyingfish.com.
This Saturday, July 12 High Point Brewing Company will have a "Four Seasons" sampling. They will serve Winter Wheat, Maibock, Summer Bock, and Oktoberfest (2013) at the brewery, from 1 to 4 pm.
The Summer Bock is on tap now at High Point -- get it while supplies last! Pale Ale, Double Platinum Blonde, and Golden Lager are also on tap. Classic Dunkelweiss, blonde and Amber Lager are available in six-packs as well.
Cricket Hill Brewing Company has just released its Simcoenotic Imperial IPA!! This is their second year for this small batch brew. Massive amounts of Simcoe hops and specialty grains. Rich in color and full of flavor! 8.2% ABV, 71.4 IBU
Cricket Hill will be serving their beers at the Coney Island beer fest on the 12th, a Cricket Hill tap take over at the Mohawk House on the 17th and the bacon & beer brewfest at Citifield on the 26th.
Cricket Hill is saying a special farewell to Adam Young, who is leaving their brewers position for a job with the Brooklyn Brewery! They will miss him and wish to thank him for all his hard work and dedication to their cause!
Throughout the summer Tuckahoe Brewing Company is making a series of cask ales aged on Nelson Sauvin, a unique New Zealand hop that infuses a white wine flavor to beer, and curaçao, a sweet peel of orange, that adds a citrusy blast to ales. Their first effort, using Marshallville Wit, was a grapefruit bomb. You can look forward to pins of their pale ale and IPA that use that same combination of ingredients. The next couple of months are going to be delicious. Also, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out when they will tap their one-offs at the brewery including a session IPA and a saison with wild NJ yeast, local honey, and cracked black pepper corns.
Tours & Tastings
Friday 5pm-8pm & Saturday 12pm-6pm
9 Stoney Court, Oceanview, NJ
Available for private parties. Call for an appointment
Tavern on The Lake
101 North Main Street Highstown, NJ
July 15th 6:00pm
The Pour House
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
Saturday August 2nd, 2014
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Penn Treaty Park
1341 North Delaware Ave
Holly Beach Pumpkin Ale
This seasonal ale uses pumpkin, ginger, and cinnamon in the boil, and is a perfect Halloween treat as well as an ideal addition to Thanksgiving dinner.
Chestnut Neck Pumpkin Porter
Tuckahoe hase taken their robust porter and put it together with pumpkin and autumn spices such as ginger and cinnamon to create a rich blend of flavors in this unique beer. This seasonal brew bridges the months between autumn and winter to warm your spirits with deep aroma and a malty finish.
The week of July 21st will see the return of Citra Double IPA and Berliner Weisse at Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe. They will be featuring a rotating selection of house-made flavored syrups for the Berliner Weisse. Their OQ Coffee Porter will be returning to the taps towards the end of the month.
The August cask night for Harvest Moon will be on Thursday August 14th and the cask will be Citra DIPA with Mango.
River Horse Brewing Company has a busy schedule of July Events. On Saturday, July 12th River Horse will be at Coney Island on Tap in NY. On the 15th there is a bucket night at Porta in Asbury Park, NJ with River Horse bottle koozies. In Easton, PA there will be a beer dinner at Two Rivers on the 16th, and then July 19th River Horse will be at the Summer Ale Fest at the Philadelphia Zoo from 6-10pm pouring Summer Blonde and Hop Hazard. July 26th they will be attending both the Beer and Bacon Classic at Citi Field in NY, as well as Jersey City Eats.
Stay tuned to their social media channels for news about upcoming beer releases and brewery events later this year. Regular tours run every Saturday and Sunday, and the gift shop is open for merchandise and take out beer.
JJ Bitting Brewing Company is serving up their refreshing Beer Street Wheat along with the usual suspects -- Avenel Amber, Victoria's Golden, Raspberry Wheat, and W.H.A.L.E.S. IPA. Coming up soon will be Rat Pack Pils and Woodbridge Lite. Also, looking ahead, is their annual Central Jersey Charity Beer Fest on Saturday September 27th. Come out and enjoy some local and not so local brews and help them raise money for a worthy cause.
Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza in Sparta features a "Blum's Belgian Wit" on tap as their July Seasonal. This unfiltered German-style beer is a satisfying summer beer with hints of coriander and orange. What will follow this will be a Belgian Grand Cru and then a Cream Ale. As summer draws to a close and we get into September, look for their long-awaited for Oktoberfest! Please call ahead to check on availability (973) 729-8428 or go to kroghs.com.
Join Rinn Duin Brewing Company in Long Branch next Thursday, July 17 for the inaugural Trolley Pub Crawl. The event kicks off at 6 pm at the Celtic Cottage, 608 Second Ave., Long Branch, and continues on to the Nip-n-Tuck and Jack's Goal Line Stand, before returning to the Celtic Cottage. A trolley provides transportation to all three Long Branch venues, where a different Rinn Duin beer will be on tap. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at all three bars, Rinn Duin Brewing or online.
Rinn Duin Brewing is scheduled to release their first bottles (Trinity, Scottish 70) at the brewery the weekend of July 18-20. Approximately 75 cases will be available to purchase, as 6-packs and cases. A list of retail stores to purchase the bottles will be on their website.
Also taking place the weekend of July 18-20, Rinn Duin celebrates "St. Paddy's Day in July," with the release of a [hidden] stash of Pota Caife. Bring your growlers!