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Westville Brewery Celebrating Official Grand Opening And Ribbon Cutting on 6/23

Our friends at Westville Brewery are making it official on Saturday at 3 PM with a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration in downtown Westville.  They have been working hard getting the tasting room together and have had some soft openings, but this is the big one!

 

And if that is not enough, wrap up your night at the Borough of Westville Fireworks Show that will start at dusk.  Bring a lawn chair, grab a bite to eat from a food truck, and wash it down with a cold one!

Congratulations to Pam, Mike, John, and Chuck on this momentous occasion!

Podcast

The South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast-Episode 15: Vinyl Brewing

Jim and Brooke Sacco of Vinyl Brewing Company of Hammonton, NJ are the guests on Episode 15 of the Podcast taped live at the Towey Studios in Maple Shade.  Rob and John also welcome a special guest Co-Host, Richard Rabic of Fear of A Craft Beer Planet who also is our Producer.  Jim and Brooke brought some fantastic crowlers of beer from the brewery and gathered around the bar to talk about Vinyl’s roots, Jim’s passion for music, the Muta Scale, and how Hammonton has become one of New Jersey’s top destinations for Alcohol Tourism.  Join Vinyl as they celebrate Sour Week at the brewery from July 12th-15th with 6 different sours over the 4 days!

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Visit Vinyl Brewing at www.vinylbrewingnj.com

Breweries News

Dogfish Head Adds Liquid Truth Serum to Year-Round Lineup, Announces Fruit Fort Release!

For Immediate Release:

Dogfish Head Adds Liquid Truth Serum to Year-Round Lineup

Brewery brings back popular IPA in 16oz cans and mixes up a fruit-filled spin on fan-favorite beer

Milton, Del., June 15, 2018 – After an overwhelmingly positive reaction from fans, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s Liquid Truth Serum is back by popular demand as a year-round brand and is making the transition from 6pk/12oz bottles to 4pk/16oz cans. Slated to hit shelves nationwide late June, this IPA debunks the myth that IBUs (hop bitterness) can only be achieved by adding hops during the boil, as all of its hops are added post-boil. During the whirlpool, whole leaf, liquefied, pelletized and powdered hops are added to create a beer that is truthfully hoppy without being deceptively bitter. Clocking in at 7% ABV and 65 IBUs, the unfiltered Liquid Truth Serum is immensely and approachably hoppy.  Golden-orange in color, this IPA fills the palate with citrusy notes of mandarin orange, tangerine, tropical mango and hints of juicy stone fruits.

“After so much love from our fans, the truth was clear – Liquid Truth Serum needed to come back, and this time, as a year-round offering,” said Sam Calagione, CEO and founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “Introducing it in cans makes it more convenient than ever, increasing its portability and overall awesomeness, and we couldn’t be more excited about the evolution of this brew.”

Later in June, Dogfish Head will also release Fruit-Full Fort – a twist on the beloved Fort. Brewed with raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries and elderberries, this Belgian ale has a depth and complexity reminiscent of a jammy red wine. To provide a firmer backbone and give balance to the beer’s tart berry blend, the malt bill was punched up with Munich malts. Clocking in at 15-18% ABV, Fruit-Full Fort is opaque with a dark maroon color, has fragrant notes of velvety cherry and berry sweetness, and the smooth lingering sweetness of raspberry and blackberry.

“At Dogfish, we create food-centric beers that allow us to examine the entire culinary landscape for ingredient choices and flavors to enhance the aroma and taste of the beer,” said Calagione. “With Fruit-Full Fort, we went overboard in adding ridiculous amounts of flavorful berries which makes this beer a perfect complement for desserts like a decadent chocolatey cake or a rich velvety torte. Like World Wide Stout, Old School, 120 Minute IPA, and beers that typically clock in at over 14-15%, Fruit-Full Fort is a perfect candidate for cellaring as the flavor profiles really tend to hit their stride after aging it for a couple of years.”

To celebrate Fruit-Full Fort, Dogfish Head will host a release party at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton on Friday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Throughout the day, 250 limited-edition posters of the beer’s artwork will be given away to guests.

For more information about Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Liquid Truth Serum, Fruit-Full Fort or to learn more about delicious off-centered beers, visit dogfish.com.

Breweries Events

Backward Flag Announces Forward Assault Can Series!

Backward Flag Brewing announces Forward Assault can series

FORKED RIVER, N.J. — 

On Monday, June 18th Backward Flag Brewing will can their beer for the first time for a special can release scheduled for July 6th

The Forward Assault series is a project with the purpose of raising awareness of the many amazing organizations that exist with the mission to help Veterans move forward.  Backward Flag works with these groups and individuals in designing a unique recipe that is symbolic of their organization or cause.  A portion of all proceeds from the several Forward Assault releases will be donated to the respective charities chosen by the collaborative partners. 

The first can in the series is Something’s Missing, a unique IPA featuring 0 IBUs.  Something’s Missing was inspired by and brewed in collaboration with Rory Hamill.  Rory, who lost his leg while serving as a Marine in Afghanistan, is an activist for veteran causes.  Rory has chosen the We Defy Foundation as the benefiting charity of this release.  Through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training the We Defy Foundation provides combat veterans suffering from life-disabling injuries and/or PTSD a long-term means to overcome their challenges.

“There’s many challenges to overcome once you leave the theatre of combat” stated Hamill. “From our formative years in the Marine Corps, we are taught “violence of action”; Kill or be killed. In combat, this is a necessity. Here back home, it’s not applicable to most professions or lifestyles. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the perfect outlet for the displaced warrior. It teaches discipline, endurance, and humility. The same as combat. Because of the We Defy Foundation, I am provided that opportunity once again, to be a warrior, to deal with my physical and mental trauma in a healthy and beneficial way.”

Something’s Missing will be available in 4 packs of 16oz cans through retailers and at Backward Flag Brewing on July 6th. 

More about Backward Flag Brewing-

Backward Flag Brewing has the proud distinction of being one the first female veteran owned brewery in the nation. Owner and Army Veteran Torie Fisher was a Blackhawk Helicopter crew chief and served several overseas tours of duty. Torie is active with numerous veterans’ organizations and in 2017 launched Arms 2 Artisans which provides veterans with paid training in the craft brewing industry. 

With a recent expansion in production capabilities Backward Flag is now operating at a greater production capacity and their veteran brewed beers will be available at more bars, restaurants, and VFWs across New Jersey. 

More on Rory Hamill https://www.dvidshub.net/news/265859/still-pushing-cpl-rory-hamill

More on We Defy Foundation https://www.wedefyfoundation.org/#

More on Backward Flag Brewing https://www.backwardflagbrewing.com/

Podcast

The South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast Episode 14: More Brewing With The Presidents

We are once again joined by the Presidents of 3 of South Jersey’s Home Brewing Clubs.  The triumvirate of  Vince Feminella of The Monmouth County Homebrewers Association; Vic Sbailo of The Ocean County Homebrewers Association; and Eric Schmehl of Brew Jersey and also the owner of Fermented Food and Beverage Supply Shop in Hammonton.  In part 2, the guys show Rob and John how the homebrew process works, from malt to kegging, and how anyone can learn to do it as long as you have the right guidance.  If you are interested in brewing, make sure to reach out to these guys and go to a meeting!

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Monmouth County Homebrewers www.mcha.club

Brew Jersey www.brewjerseyhbc.com

Ocean County Homebrewers www.ochomebrewclub.com

The Screwy Brewer www.thescrewybrewer.com

Fermented www.fermentednj.com