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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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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.

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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!

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Heavy Reel Brewing Company Grand Opening 4/13!

Ocean County’s newest brewery is ready to go as the taps at Heavy Reel Brewing company in Seaside start flowing this Friday the 13th from 5-10 PM at the taproom in Seaside.

Spoke to owner/head brewer, Jeff Greco and here is a sneak preview of his tap lineup for the opening. Some very interesting names…what do they mean?
You’ll have to go to the brewery and find out!

* Unrelenting Relevance DDH American IPA
* Drowning Clown DDH American Pale Ale
* …just a thought – DDH Cheesecake IPA
* zoomschwartzprofigliano – DDH American IPA
* CT16015 – Golden Ale
* FU/JM/SV – Gose
* Toonkish – Chai Milk Stout
* Paint it Black – Chocolate Porter

Congrats and much success to Jeff and everyone at Heavy Reel Brewing Co!