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The South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast-Episode 20: Building a Beer Festival with Adam and Maureen from Summer Swelter Beer Fest

Adam and Maureen from Summer Swelter Beer Festival joined John, Rob, and co-host Kristen Wilson to talk about how you get a beer festival off of the ground. Summer Swelter has already procured a great lineup of 45+ breweries with many hailing from South Jersey for the inaugural festival that is happening in Pitman, NJ on 8/18/18!

Coupled with great food, music, and local vendors, this festival has the foundation to become one of South Jersey’s best! In addition to all of this, there is a special VIP session from 12-1 PM featuring a ton of beers you will only be able to get here!

The Festival runs from 1-5 PM for non-vip’s and tickets are available at

Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival

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Brewers Association Reports Mid-Year Growth Pace

Brewers Association Reports Mid-Year Growth Pace

Remains Stable for Small and Independent Brewers

 

Boulder, Colo.July 31, 2018—Growth for small and independent craft brewers remained stable for the first half of 2018, according to new mid-year metrics released by the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. Production volume for the craft segment increased five percent during the first half of 2018.

“While more mature, the market continues to show demand for small and independent craft brewers,” said Bart Watson, chief economist, Brewers Association. “There are certainly industry headwinds, but this stabilized growth rate is reflective of the market realities that exist for brewers today.”

As of June 30, there were 6,655 active breweries, up from 5,562 during a comparable timeframe last year. An estimated 2,500 to 3,000 breweries are in planning, based on active Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) licenses.

“The data demonstrate that 2018 is on pace to have the highest number of brewery openings and closings to date. However, even as breweries close, openings continue to far outpace the number that shutter,” added Watson. “New players looking to enter the space should be aware of the constructs of the current landscape, work to differentiate themselves and will need to make quality beer to succeed.”

Craft brewer definition: An American craft brewer is small, independent and traditional. Small: Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately three percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships. Independent: Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer. Traditional: A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.

 

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 4,800-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®Great American Beer Festival®Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®SAVORTM: An American Craft Beer & Food ExperienceHomebrew ConTMNational Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers PublicationsTM is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Breweries Podcast

The South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast Episode 19: Live at Ship Bottom Brewery!

Join John, Rob, Vic, And Richard for Episode 19, which was taped live at Ship Bottom Brewery with Owner Rob Zarko and Brewer Jake Stablein. The brewery is getting ready to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary so we stopped by to learn about Ship Bottom’s Pennsylvania roots, the challenges of a 2nd-floor brewery, can art, collaborations, and their great beer!

This episode is brought to you by the Manahopkin Beer and Music Festival which is being held on 8/11/18 at Manahawkin Lake Park. Tickets are $30 for the beer garden, but the event itself is free! Visit Manahopkin Beer and Music Festival to get all of the details!

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Breweries Podcast

Join Us for A Live Podcast Taping at Ship Bottom Brewery 7/25/18 at 6 PM

Come join us at Ship Bottom Brewery for a live podcast taping with Rob Zarko on 7/25/18 at 6 PM!  Come and see how the sausage is made, get a pic with Vic, and ask a question on the show and get immortalized on the interwebs as a guest of the podcast!

We will have some swag to give away and will hang around and would love to hear what you have to say about the site and things you would like to see in the future!

Hope to See You There!

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The South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast-Episode 18: Rob Mullin of Yuengling!

Rob Mullin from Yuengling is the guest on this week’s episode.  Yuengling just released it’s first new beer in 17 years, Yuengling Golden Pilsner, and Rob brought some for us to sample along with a few of their great legacy beers, Black & Tan and Lord Chesterfield Ale. Yuengling’s story is one of the best in all of the beer industry and is one of the most sought-after brands by both Craft Beer aficionados and everyday beer drinkers.