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13th Child Brewery Making Devilishly Good Brews!

Nestled between South Main Street and Blue Bell Road in Williamstown, sits 13th Child Brewery. The Veteran owned brewery opened on March 1st and has been serving up delicious brews ever since. 13th Child is quaint with a few tables but does have two bars plus bar-top seating at the windows. Its got that small town charm where everyone chimes in a friendly hello and welcomes you to their conversation. The brew tour begins as soon as you walk in, with fermenters and brew kettles hugging the right side of the space but your eyes are ultimately fixed straight ahead (with help from the shape of the building) towards those taps filled with beautiful, tasty, goodness.

Being my first time here, I decided on working my way down the list of their 8 beers with 2 flights. I started with the crowd pleasers (“Dub-Town IPA) and worked my way down through the fruity “Notorious R.A.Z” and “Blues At Sunset” towards the dark depths of the “Leeds Black Heart”, their stout. Now, my go-to beer does not include the letters I, P, or A, I tend to gravitate towards lagers, porters, and stouts. But here at 13th Child, I can honestly say I enjoyed every one of the offerings. Even the IPAs. They say the Devil is in the details, and 13th Child Brewery delivers big flavor in a small setting.

 

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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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Manahopkin Beer and Music Festival is Southern Ocean County Hospitality at Its Finest!

One of the fastest growing brew festivals on the South Jersey Beer Scene (Yes Ocean County is South Jersey!), Manahopkin Beer and Music Fest, is coming up on Saturday, 8/11/18 at Manahawkin Lake Park in Manahawkin.

Proceeds benefit PBA Local 297 and help many of the charities they support, including Southern Regional High School Scholarships, toy drive, clothing drive and local families in need among others.  Detectives Levi McVey and Drew Smith, as well as Officers Chris Fritz and Phil Mauro, are the driving forces behind the festival which has generated over $50,000 for the PBA since its inception in 2015. 

“Local 297 raised over $100,000 for charity last year and Manahopkin was a big part of that,” said Jen McBrien, Stafford Recreation Supervisor and one of the many Stafford employees who lay the groundwork to make the event a success.  “The idea of Manahopkin started several years ago when Betti Anne McVey, Stafford Director of Recreation, her son, Detective McVey and Detective Smith were enjoying some beers at Pinelands Brewing Company.”

They brainstormed some fundraising ideas with the always creative and community-focused Pinelands Brewery team and working together with the PBA,  Manahopkin was born. 

The festival started modestly with 11 breweries participating in the inaugural event but that number has multiplied like yeast in a fermenter. “We currently have 25 breweries with more inquiring and signing on every day”, said Jen.  A new twist this year, is craft beer enthusiasts will be able to vote for their favorite brewery and a Manahopking will be crowned!

And as we see time and again, our local breweries are sharing in the charitable spirit of the event, with 17 of them so far, donating at least 1 keg. 

“We are also on Untapped”, said Raeann Lapenta, Recreation Department Social Media Guru (position bestowed by me, not the township!) so for those of you looking to post some unique beers, this is the fest for you!

The Manahopkin team has also come up with some interesting marketing ideas to help promote the festival and sell tickets, including pop up ticket sales at some of the local breweries. Backward Flag hosts one on 7/13, Oyster Creek on 7/14 and Manafirkin on 8/3, where rumor has it the mechanical bull, a new fair attraction will be unveiled. More pop up sales are planned for Garden State Brewing and Three 3’s.

Cat Country, 107.3, one of the more beer-friendly radio stations (They sponsored the South Jersey Beer Fest in Mays Landing last month), is the big sponsor and are also hosting brewers and guests from several breweries, with Oyster Creek on 7/12, Manafirkin July 19 and Tuckahoe July 26 to help promote the festival.   Other sponsors are the Wright Law Firm, Swing Graphics, Bathfitter, Old Causeway and Walt McCollum Plumbing and Heating and Rico Sabor, Sharkbait and Bacon me Crazy are among the many food vendors participating.

“This is a family friendly event, so there will be entertainment and activities for the kids, young and old,” added Jen.  “It is great that we have a town that supports events such as this and our Harvest Festival so thanks to the mayor, Mrs. McVey and the administration, for making these events possible!”

 Manahopkin Craft Beer and Music Fest is Saturday,  8/11 12 – 7 PM at Manahawkin Lake Park, right off of Rte 72. 

Tickets $30 on and are $35 at the door.  Please check their website and social media pages for more details. 

Order your tickets online at Manahopkin.com

Great beers, a great time for a great cause!

NEWS FLASH!

Manafirkin Brewery will be Hosting Bulls And Beers 8/3/18 and Ticket Presale!

Stafford PBA will be selling Manahopkin craft beer fest tickets outside of the brewery in the Stafford PBA tent. Presale event, with discounted tickets ONLY available outside of Manafirkin, featuring the mechanical bull that will be at Manahopkin.

Stafford PBA will be selling tickets discounted for $25, only available outside in the PBA tent at Manafirkin between 4-9. Stafford PBA will be giving away prizes every half hour to anyone who purchases a ticket outside in the Stafford PBA tent at Manafirkin.

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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.