Brewers Guild Welcomes New Members
Craft brewing continues to grow in New Jersey, the Guild welcomes Village Idiot Brewing Company, Rinn Duin Brewing Company and Iron Hill Brewery in Voorhees! To find out more, visit them at the members section of our web site.
Village Idiot Passing Tests
This month, Village Idiot Brewing Company got the green light from the Burlington County Health Department followed the next day by our Continued Certificate of Occupancy from the town of Mt. Holly. Those two achievements clear the way for a site inspection by the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control officials and gaining the ability to brew and open -- if successful!
Stay tuned to their Facebook page for up-to-date info and see whether they get a Limited Brewery License in their stocking from the state this holiday season!
Tuckahoe Introduces Two New Brews
Two new beers have recently been introduced by Tuckahoe Brewing Company:
Reed's Bay IPA
Peaches, grapefruit, and apricots emanate from this American style IPA. Tuckahoe dry-hops this beer with both Chinook and Falconer's Flight to create a balanced stone fruit fragrance. At 6.1%, this IPA is both drinkable and satisfyingly hoppy, and will be available year round at Fred and Ethel's Tavern and The Smithville Inn.
Chestnut Neck Pumpkin Porter
Tuckahoe has 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, and will be a house beer at Fred and Ethel's Tavern and The Smithville Inn.
Other notes from Tuckahoe:
- They are open for Tours and Tastings all year long from 12-5 every Saturday.
- Dennis Creek Pale Ale 12oz. bottles and 6 packs are in stores now.
- Tuckahoe is brewing their Award Winning New Brighton Coffee Stout for the first time this season this week and it will be in bars around November 22nd.
Flying Fish OktoberFish Nabs Silver medal at Great American Beer Festival, Contributions to Sandy Storm Relief Now at $75,000
A new brew house, changes to the malt recipe and tweaks to the hops helped this year's OktoberFish from Flying Fish Brewing Company score a silver at America's most prestigious beer competition. OktoberFish is still on sale for takeout at the brewery tasting room, as is last year's bronze medal winner, Exit 8 Chestnut Brown Ale.
To mark the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Flying Fish made another contribution to it's FU Sandy project for storm restoration, bringing the total so far to $75,000.
Krogh's Beaulah's Pumpkin Ale Now on Tap
Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta, has Beaulah's Pumpkin Ale on tap right now for November. Made from 120 pounds of locally grown pumpkins, this ale tastes like pumpkin pie with overtones of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger! Ashley's Abbey Ale will be next on tap before the long-awaited for Krogh's Christmas Ale in December comes out.
Cask Ales are going strong at Krogh's as well with a new one tapped approximately every two weeks. November will have a Milk Stout Cask followed by a White Eagle Coffee Stout due out December 2. This stout was brewed in collaboration with Greene's Beans Cafe at 31 Center Street in Sparta. They generously supplied Krogh's with the Indonesia Sumatra Mandheling coffee, which is slightly on the dark roasted side, that was implemented into the brewing process.
Please see kroghs.com for exact release dates, or call them at 973-729-8428. Cheers!
JJ Bitting Dealing Blackjack
JJ Bitting Brewing Company is getting into the holiday season with a couple different beers. Their Blackjack Oatmeal Stout, Rye Humor (an American style pale ale with lots of spicy rye) and Woodbridge Winter Warmer (brownish ale brewed with a handful of different spices) are all on tap. Also coming soon is their Nut Brown ale and Baltic Porter.
New Tap Room Open at Cricket Hill
The latest from Cricket Hill:
Happenings at Cricket Hill!
The new tap room is open!! Friday evenings (5 to 7) and now Saturdays noon till 4PM!
As the Fall draws to an end we busy ourselves preparing the 2014 release calendar. Next year we plan to add a Belgium Dubbel to our Small Batch collection as a winter warmer!
We added three unscheduled beers this Winter. In addition to our Nocturne Chocolate Ale (scheduled to be released early November) we have brewed a Black IPA that is available at the brewery. This is a very special session IPA with prominent roasted flavors and chocolate undertones. We also have a limited release Bourbon Barrel Aged Festivus Ale coming in mid-November and a Imperial Festivus at the end of November!
You can't forget our Reserve Bourbon Barrel aged Imperial Porter that will be in the markets in time for the Holidays. If you see some buy them. They are very popular and go quickly!! Also available at the Brewery on Tap or in 22oz. bottles.
So that is it for now! See you next time!
Galactic Amber Lands at Harvest Moon
The Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe Galactic Amber Ale will be hitting the taps on Wednesday November 13th. It is a hoppy American amber dry hopped with Australian galaxy hops. The week of November 18th they will be tapping their Harvest Hefeweizen, Brown ale and a new IPA hopped with citra, Simcoe and zythos hops.
This Thursday, November 14th is the Harvest Moon monthly cask night. This month's offering will be the Elmes Mild Manor with cacao nibs.
On Friday, November 15th Harvest Moon will be tapping a single keg of Black O'Lantern Pumpkin Stout aged on Captain Morgan soaked oak spirals.
350th Anniversary of New Jersey Celebrated with Flying Fish NJ350
To honor the upcoming 350th Anniversary of the state of New Jersey, Flying Fish Brewing Company, the largest brewery built in the state since prohibition, will brew a commemorative beer named NJ350 Anniversary Ale. NJ350 will be available in 750ml bottles and on draft at bars, restaurants and retail stores throughout the state beginning in early 2014.
"We're Jersey proud and very excited to be part of the official NJ350 celebration. For this momentous brew, we'd like input from Jersey beer lovers to suggest ideas for the recipe," says founder Gene Muller, who has been crafting beer in the state since 1995.
Over the next few months, leading up to the NJ350 brew in February 2014, Flying Fish would like to invite New Jersey beer lovers to help them determine NJ350's style and ingredients by posting suggestions to Flying Fish's Facebook page.
NJ350 will join Flying Fish's other Garden State tribute beers, including Forever Unloved (F.U.) Sandy and the popular Exit Series. F.U. Sandy, a hybrid wheat-pale ale, raised more than $70,000 for the victims of the storm-ravaged Jersey shore after Hurricane Sandy, and the on-going Exit Series highlights a distinctive aspect of each exit on the New Jersey Turnpike through the ingredients in the brew.
Krogh's Taps Oktoberfest
Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza in Sparta, has their Oktoberfest on tap right now! Brewed in the style of German Marzenbier, this is a full-bodied, rich, toasty, dark copper in color beer with a malty flavor. It has a well-balanced hop bitterness and a clean, dry finish. Following their Oktoberfest is a Pumpkin Ale. Their current Cask Conditioned Ale is a Milk Stout, but don't let the name fool you as there is no "milk" in it; the addition of lactose makes this a sweet stout. Following this cask will be a Simcoe Pale Ale. Please call ahead to check on specific availability at 973-729-8428!
Pumpkin Ale with Maple Syrup Cask Night at Harvest Moon
Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe is getting back on track after a number of equipment issues and street closures that occurred in the beginning of September. They will be adding 3 new beers this week: their Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest and Full Moon Pale Ale. A fresh batch of Citra DIPA will be out the second week of the month, followed the next week by an Imperial Coffee Porter, brewed with locally roasted coffee from OQ Coffee. The end of the month should see the release of their Galactic Amber Ale; an American amber ale dry hopped with Galaxy hops from Australia.
October's cask night will be held on Thursday, October 10 and will feature their Pumpkin Ale with maple syrup. First pour is at 5:30.
Cricket Hill Fall Festivus is Among Us
The Cricket Hill Fall seasonal "Fall Festivus" has hit the shelves! They drew upon the round sweetness of their American Pale Ale and the robustness of their IPA for a Fall beer that offers a full range of flavors in each glass. Crisp and savory, like a deep breath of Autumn air...filled with the aroma of the fresh Fall hop harvest! (6.5 ABV)
The Winter release "Nocturne Chocolate Ale" is coming in November and the Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels are filled with their Imperial Porter....just waiting for the holidays!
Carton Restocked with Boat Beer
Carton Brewing was visited by Iron Heart Mobile Canning at the beginning of the month and their fridge in the tasting room is now restocked with Boat Beer. Boat Beer is available for take-away purchase in 16 oz. cans in the tasting room during regular tour hours only: Thurs/Friday 5-7:30 and Sat/Sunday noon until 5pm. The cans are $12 a 4 pack and $60 a case with a maximum of two cases per person per day.
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