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BrewDog Now Available in New Jersey, Blue Monkey Tavern Sets Launch Party for 4/25!

BrewDog, the independent brewery based in Ellon, Scotland,  opened a massive, state-of-the-art brewing facility and pub in Columbus, Ohio last year and has started to expand their distribution to several states including here in New Jersey.

BrewDog was founded in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie and quickly became a force in the European beer market.  Expansion to the United States was always on the radar and culminated with the building of a brewery that encompasses 42 acres and is the epicenter of their brewing operations here in the United States.  Some of you may be familiar with BrewDog from their Brew Dogs television show that airs here in the US where James and Martin travel the country in search of great beer and also brew a beer specific to an event or region on each show.

BrewDog will be distributed by Hunterdon Brewing Company here in New Jersey and they will be having some kick-off events to celebrate.  The South Jersey event will be held at The Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville on Thursday, 4/25 at 6 PM.

BrewDog’s initial offerings will include their flagship Punk IPA, Elvis Juice Grapefruit-Infused IPA, Jet Black Heart Oatmeal Milk Stout, and Hazy Jane New England Style IPA.

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Dogfish Releases “Mixed Media” It’s Newest Beer-Wine Hybrid Creation

Dogfish Mixes It Up With the Release of Mixed Media

Off-centered brewery releases a vino-esque ale that’s the closest to wine a beer can legally be!

Milton, Del., April 20, 2018 –Born at the crossroads of hops, grapes and goodness, Dogfish Head is excited to announce the late April debut of Mixed Media, its newest beer-wine hybrid creation.  Brewed with a distinct Belgian yeast strain, Mixed Media is a complex vino-esque ale with a spicy white wine body, and notes of sweet melon and white grape. With 51% of the fermentables coming from grain and 49% coming from grapes, this wine inspired ale is quite literally the closest to a wine a beer can legally be. Clocking in at 7.5% ABV and 15 IBUs, Mixed Media is pale straw in color with a tart, dry finish.  Late-harvest Viognier grape must from friends at Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Washington were used in the brewing process to round out the flavors.

 

“We have been brewing and releasing beer-wine hybrids every single year since 1996 when we released our Raison D’Etre,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  “By blending the two seemingly opposite worlds of beer and wine together we’ve discovered that they collide quite nicely, and the combination of the two adds an additional thread of flavor and a layer of complexity to the mix. Our newest spin, Mixed Media, is perfect for wine drinkers who are at beer drinking occasions or folks that enjoy a crisp, light Pinot Gris.”

 

A beer that pleases the palate of both Chardonnay and mead drinkers alike, Midas Touch, the original Ancient Ale and first beer-wine hybrid from Dogfish, is a sweet, yet dry beer made with barley, honey, white muscat grapes and saffron.  Another fan-favorite for those that love vino is Sixty One, an innovative beer marrying Dogfish Head’s award-winning 60 Minute IPA and Syrah grape must.

 

Back by popular demand and available starting in May is Festina Pêche, a tart and refreshing neo-Berliner Weisse.  Brewed to deliver a green apple-like tart flavor balanced with sweet peachy goodness, this off-centered ale is unique in that the fruit complexity is woven into the aroma and taste through the natural fermentation of the peach sugars.  Available for the first time in 12oz/6pk bottles, this pale straw-colored, highly sessionable beer clocks in at 4.5% ABV and 8 IBUs and is the perfect companion ale for the dog days of summer.  “We started brewing Festina Pêche back in 2007 and a full decade later, it continues to be one of our top selling, most requested beers by our fans,” says Calagione.

 

For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Mixed Media, Festina Peche or to learn more about delicious off-centered beers, visit dogfish.com.

 

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About Dogfish Head: Dogfish Head has proudly been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as the smallest American craft brewery 22 years ago. Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 300+ coworker company based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed inn on the harbor and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a tasting room and food truck. Dogfish Head supports the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to identify themselves to be independently-owned and carries the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the freedom of choice originally forged by brewing community pioneers. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 41 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018. For more information, visit dogfish.com, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.

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Ludlam Island Brewery’s “The Big Dirty” Launch Party is Today at 4:20 at 8 Exclusive Locations and the Tap Room!

The 2nd annual release of The Big Dirty from Ludlam Island Brewery is happening today 4/20 at 4:20 pm at the brewery and these exclusive locations:

  • Goodnight Irene’s in Wildwood
  • Clayton Liquors
  • Brickwall Tavern and Dining Room in Burlington
  • Keg & Kitchen in Westmont
  • The Mad Batter in Cape May
  • Ott’s
  • Breakers Kitchen & Tap in Waretown
  • Passion Vines Wine & Spirit Company in Somers Point

The Philly Fry Truck will be at the brewery today in Ocean View to help you with the munchies! This big hoppy Double IPA is a fan favorite and only happens once a year so don’t miss it!

 

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Cape May Brewing Company Releases Harmonic Rhythm At Exit Zero Jazz Festival

Cape May Brewing Company is, once again, the exclusive beer sponsor of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival in Cape May that kicks off tonight, 4/20.  This year’s commemorative beer is called “Harmonic Rhythm” and looks very interesting.  Details in the Press Release Below!

Cape May Brewing Company Releases Harmonic Rhythm At Exit Zero Jazz Festival

Cape May, NJ — Cape May Brewing Company is pleased to announce the continuation of a seven-year partnership as the exclusive beer sponsor of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, running April 20-22.

“Cape May Brewing Co. is proud to be the exclusive beer sponsor of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival,” says Cape May Brewing Company CEO, Ryan Krill. “For two weekends each year, the festival gets Cape May’s toes tapping to some of the best music around, and it allows us a chance to brew up a commemorative beer.”

This year, the brewery has devised a beer inspired by the popular cocktail known as a Moscow Mule. Characterized by the commingling of a strong ginger ale with muddled lime and mint in a copper mug, Cape May Brewing Company has replicated this in a Belgian-style ale called Harmonic Rhythm.

“We’ve been talking about doing a cocktail-inspired beer for a while now,” says CMBC Director of Brewing Operations Jimmy Valm, “and doing one for a classy time like the Exit Zero Jazz Festival seemed like the perfect fit! We wanted to do a cocktail that was well-known, and after brainstorming a few ideas and trying out some various cocktails, we decided that in beer-form the Moscow Mule would be the best bet.”

Cape May Brewing Company has been brewing the official beer of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival since 2014 with Sophisticated Lady.

“As much as we loved Sophisticated Lady, sometimes it’s time for a change,” says Head Brewer Brian Hink, “and this year, it just felt right to change things up! So, when trying to decide what kind of beer would replace Sophisticated Lady, it just made sense to go down the cocktail route.”

A hefty dose of freshly-minced ginger added to the boil is in the forefront, garnished with a hint of fresh mint and the juices of lemon and lime rounding out the flavor profile — a gentle burn from the ginger pairs beautifully with its bright acidity, bringing together a harmonious marriage of flavors. With its relatively low ABV at 5.0%, Harmonic Rhythm is the perfect weekend sipper for the Exit Zero Jazz Festival.

The brewery will once again be sponsoring the Cape May Brewing Stage at Cabanas, hosting such acts as the High & Mighty Brass Band and Heather Gillis. In addition, Cape May Brewing Company has lent their name to the $58 Hops Pass. With his pass, revelers will get first-come, first-served entry to all of the club venues of the festival: Cabanas, Carney’s, Carney’s Other Room, Iron Pier Craft House, and the Rusty Nail, all of whom will be pouring CMBC brews, including the star of the festival: Harmonic Rhythm.

“We pride ourselves on accentuating what Cape May and South Jersey do best,” says festival organizer Michael Kline, “so this is an ideal collaboration. And the music happening on the Cape May Brewing Company Stage at Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill is going to blow the roof off. It’s a really great fit for the brewery.”

For more information about the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, see exit0jazzfest.com. For more information on Cape May Brewing Company, including for tours and tastings, see capemaybrewery.com.

Events Podcast

The South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast: Episode 8, The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival Part 2, The Saturday Interviews

Podcast Episode 8 is up today!  These are the interviews we did on the Saturday Night Session of the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival!  Guests include Jason Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Company, Dr. Matt Farber and Marisa Egan of the USciences Brew Science program with guest host Tara Nurin, Chuck Garrity of Death Of The Fox Brewing Co, Jason Chapman of Pinelands Brewing Co, Al Gattullo of “The Al Gattullo Craft Beer Radio Show”,  and Kevin Reilly of Philly Beer Trail!

If you listen, please leave us a rating and write a review for us on iTunes!  This helps us get the word out to other listeners so we can bring on more guests!