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Lady In Room #10, Cape May Brewing Company’s Latest Barrel Aged Series Offering Releases Saturday, October 21st

Cape May Brewing Company is at it again!  Another offering from their Barrel-Aged Series will be releasing this Saturday, October 21st at the brewery.  We have really enjoyed the series and this looks like another winner that is 18 months in the making.

From The Press Release:

Cape May, NJ — Cape May Brewing Company is pleased to announce the latest release in their widely-acclaimed Barrel Aged Series: Lady in Room #10, a sour brown ale aged in red wine barrels for eighteen months on black currants and plums releases from their Brewtique at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport on Saturday, October 21st.

“Our Barrel Aged Series is one of the most forward-thinking and innovative things we’ve done as a brewery,” said Ryan Krill, CEO and co-owner of Cape May Brewing Company, “and Lady in Room #10 is the culmination of nearly three years of experimentation, ingenuity, and creativity.

“Our Barrel Aged Series has lead to some of our most well-received beers to date, and we’re certain that Lady in Room #10 will exceed all expectations.”

Lady in Room #10 is barrel-aged autumn splendor. This limited release was lovingly crafted over the past year-and-a-half, hand-bottled with care in a gorgeous 750ml bottle, hand-dipped in wax, and bottle-conditioned to perfection. Lady in Room #10 has an assertive malt character balanced by its rich, jam-like fruit flavors, the brew’s sourness remaining front-and-center while being well-rounded by the oaken and vinous character provided by the eighteen months spent in red wine barrels with a delectable helping of black currants and plums.

“You get the black currants and plums up front with this rich jam-like quality,” says CMBC Head Brewer Brian Hink. “There’s an underlying maltiness due to the base beer, the barrel’s character is present, the sourness is front and center, but it quickly lets the other aspects shine through, this really is a fully-painted picture.”

Black currants, not particularly well-known in the United States, are a tart and juicy berry popular in Northern Europe.

“I was first introduced to black currants when I lived in the UK,” says Director of Brewing Operations Jimmy Valm. “Black currant flavor is similar to blackberries, but more acidic. This is why we chose it for Lady In Room #10: we wanted to bring out the acidic notes of the base beer more, but by using a fruity tone to achieve that as opposed to more sour notes.”

Like an explosion of fall colors in the turning leaves, the result is a symphony of flavors in complete harmony with one another, well-rounded, balanced, and with a depth of character you won’t find elsewhere.

Named for one of Cape May’s many famed ghost stories, Miss Wright returned to her beloved room #10 at the Hotel Macomber each summer, bathed in perfume and talking up a storm, with her trusty steamer trunk in tow. Death hasn’t stopped her return, and she joins the numerous specters at the Macomber in haunting room #10.

This limited offering releases October 21st from CMBC’s Brewtique at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport, just in time for Halloween. A special sixtel of Lady in Room #10 will be tapped in the Tasting Room, with brewers available from 12-3pm to discuss CMBC’s barrel-aging program.

“Grab a few bottles and see for yourself,” Hink says. “I doubt you’ll be disappointed.

Breweries Events

Here’s What’s On Tap This Week

Tuesday, October 17th

Eight & Sand Beer Co will be having a Beer & Brush Painting night at the tasting room from 6:30-9:30 pm.  McArt will be at the brewery for a fun night of making art and drinking crafts! The fee is $35, which includes all supplies and one rail of beer. Every guest will leave with a 16″x20″ finished canvas.

Pinelands Brewing Co will be having their weekly Pour It Forward event tonight at 6 pm. In October, 10% of all sales on Tuesdays between the hours of 6-9p will be earmarked for Hearts and Harleys.

Wednesday, October 18th

Glasstown Brewing Company is now open on Wednesday’s from 12-8 pm. Come by and have a beer, plus there are fresh cans, bottles, crowlers, and growlers so you can bring the magic home!

Death Of The Fox Brewing Company has an Open Mic night tonight at the tasting room starting at 7 pm.

Thursday, October 19th

Slack Tide Brewing Co will be having a tap takeover tonight at the Country Club Tavern (The CCT) in Cape May Court House from 6-11 pm. On tap will be Angry Osprey IPA, Bell Buoy Blonde Ale, Bucktail Brown Ale and Thermocline DIPA.

South Jersey Girls Pint Out will be throwing axes and sharing beers at Bury The Hatchet in Cherry Hill from 7-9 pm. After some instruction, you’ll be throwing axes competition style and sharing some beers. Feel free to bring a bottle or two to share.  The cost is $35 and you must register via PayPal, details can be found HERE

Garden State Beer Co will be having live music tonight by Paul Tozz at the tasting room from 7-9 pm

Vinyl Brewing will be having a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 6 pm followed by their first Thursday opening in coordination with Downtown Hammonton’s Third Thursday Event.

Tomfoolery Brewing’s Tap-It Thursday featuring Apple Pie Pale Ale, a perfect fall beer!

Friday, October 20th

Berlin Brewing Company will be hosting the sounds of Moon Shot tonight at the taproom.  The music plays from 7-11 pm and while you are there you can try their new seasonal offerings.

Slack Tide Brewing Co will be featuring Live & Local music with Dave Hangley from 5-8PM at the tasting room.

Saturday, October 21st

Devil’s Creek Brewery’s Oktoberfest is today from 12-5 pm.  They will be pouring $4 pints of their German DC Dunkel Bock Sweet Potato Pie (with or without a brown sugar rim!). PLUS, they’ll have a craft table for the kids to keep them entertained w/seasonal crafts! ($1 each per craft)

Ludlam Island Brewery has a Secret Tap for those of you that are in the know…Stop by and ask one of their awesome bartenders for a pour.

Ship Bottom Brewery’s 2nd Annual Haunted Brew House Event is today starting at 12 pm. They will have trick or treat available for the kids and the adults will have their pick from special casks of ale filled with Halloween candies:

* Belgium Dubbel w/ Skittles
* Barnacle Bottom Stout w/ Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups
* Imperial Pumpkin Ale w/ Hershey Chocolate Bars
* Barnacle Bottom Stout w/ Junior Mints

The brewery will be decorated with scary stuff and there will also be a costume contest with great prizes!  Check them out on Facebook for more info



Breweries Events

Here’s What’s On Tap This Week!

Thursday, October 12th

Devil’s Creek Brewery will be hosting Halloween Pilsner Paint Night from 6:30-9 pm at the brewery in Collingswood.  The cost is $25 and each guest will receive TWO pilsner glasses to paint as well as 1 pint of beer. (8.0% or higher beers served in chalice)  You will be guided step by step in creating your painted glasses, so no experience is necessary! You will leave that evening with two usable glasses that YOU created! No ticket sales at the door so you must purchase them online HERE!

Garden State Beer Company will be hosting the music of Sensacoustic from 8-10 pm at the Tasting Room in Galloway!  Also, TJ’s BBQ Catering will be outside their licensed premises if you get a hankering for food!

Brotherton Brewing Company has dropped its first delivery of 4 pack cans of Brotherton IPA in South Jersey!  Check out your local package goods shops like Clayton Liquors, Ott’s Bottleshop, Canal’s in Berlin, Murphy’s Fresh Markets and more.  Be sure to look for a drop list on Facebook for more info!

Friday, October 13th

Tuckahoe Brewing Co will be having a Tap Takeover at Harry’s Oyster Bar in Atlantic City from 4-7 pm.  4 beers will be on tap including I Want To See Mountains IPA, Parum Sole Table Sour, Holly Beach Pumpkin, and New Brighton Coffee Stout.

Lower Forge Brewery along with our friends South Jersey Made will be having a Friday the 13th Pop-Up Market & Party from 6-10 pm at the brewery.  A night of macabre vendors, complete with voodoo dolls & on-theme face painting! There will also be a costume contest with prizes!

Three 3’s Brewing in Hammonton will be celebrating Friday the 13th with the Outlaw Burger Barn Food Truck from 4 – 9. They’ll also be releasing a new small-batch beer, Playing with the Devil, as part of the celebration. Plus another surprise release to be announced later this week on their Facebook page!

Vinyl Brewing in Hammonton will be releasing the 2nd beer in their Garage Series, Get Rad Sour Ale.  The tasting room is open from 4- 9 pm and be sure to get there early, the first release lasted only 4 hours!

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing will tapping a special pin of a “Beet N’ Bloody Butler” – their What the Butler Saw with beets, hibiscus & tart cherry juice.  Also, there are a limited amount of memberships still available to for the 2017-2018 Refugee Club with updated perks for more savings!  Check out Forgotten Boardwalk on the web HERE for info

Icarus Brewing along with New Jersey Craft Beer will be having the NJCB Build Me Up a Buttercup Release Party from 3-10 pm at the tasting room in Lakewood.

Saturday, October 14th

Spellbound Brewing will be celebrating their 3rd Anniversary on from 12-8 pm at the Tasting Room in Mount Holly.  An incredible lineup of 30+ beers along with a bottle release of “It’s Not Yours, It’s Mayan” Imperial Stout. Food by Rob’s Craft Sandwiches and Smoke Shack BBQ right outside their licensed premises.  This is a 21+ event and no growlers or flights will be available on Saturday.  The Mayan Bottles will be $16 each with a 3 per person limit (1900 were bottled) and there is a cardboard carrier for 3 bottle sets.  Congratulations to Spellbound on this milestone!  What a great week for the brewery, winning a gold at GABF and their 3rd anniversary all in the same week, Cheers from all of us at!

Spellbound Brewing 3rd Anniversary!

The Tropicana Beer & Whiskey Festival is today from 2-8 pm in Atlantic City.  Guests will enjoy sampling a wide selection of 60 beers and 30 whiskeys, plus live entertainment featuring John Eddie and His Dirty Ol’ Band.  Tickets are $30 online or $35 at the door.  For more info go click the link below!

Tropicana Beer & Whiskey Festival Tickets and Info

Ship Bottom Brewery will be hosting their 2nd annual Harvest Festival at the Tasting Room in Beach Haven starting at noon. They are releasing their Belgium Dubbel, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, limited casks of Fall Ales and their Marzen will be on tap. Come dressed in your favorite country attire.  They are also having Pumpkin Carving Contest with the following prizes:

1st Place – $100 Ship Bottom Gift Card
2nd Place – $50 Ship Bottom GIft Card
3rd Place – $25 Ship Bottom Gift Card






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VOTE BEER! Support New Jersey Breweries Event 10/24/17 at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing

The New Jersey Brewers Association is holding a special event at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing in Cherry Hill on Tuesday, October 24th from 6-8 pm to raise money for the New Jersey Craft Brewers PAC. Tickets for the event are $25 and will include 2 full pours of special beers and light fare.  These two entities are working throughout the state raising brewery awareness and fighting for better laws for all of New Jersey’s breweries.  A PAC, or political action committee, is a type of an organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives, or legislation.  PAC’s are a way to pool resources to be able to affect change and, in today’s political climate, donating to a PAC that shares your beliefs is one of the best ways to make your money work with like-minded people and have your voice heard.

A great percentage of New Jersey’s Breweries run on shoestring budgets who entered this business for the love of beer and the art of beermaking, not to be millionaires. That is why it is so important that the brewing community has these organizations to stand behind them and help them navigate the laws, give direction, and work with State Representatives and their constituents for better legislation for New Jersey Breweries.

We also sometimes forget about all of the people that breweries employ.  In addition to the brewer, you have taproom servers, delivery drivers, assistant brewers, cellarmen, merchandisers, sales reps, and many more people that make a living from the brewery that needs our help as well.

If you love New Jersey Breweries and want to support them this is a great way to spend a few bucks.  If you cannot attend the event and still want to contribute you can also follow the ticket link and donate whatever you can to help support a cause you believe in, from places that you enjoy to patronize, is money well spent.


For Information and Tickets Please Click the Link Below!

Vote Beer! Support NJ Breweries Tickets

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Ocean County Homebrewers Vs. Monmouth County Homebrewers! Battle: American Porter

On Friday, September 26th, Icarus Brewing of Lakewood hosted the American Porter competition which The Ocean County Homebrewers Association faced off against the Monmouth County Homebrewers Association.  After Judges Jason Goldstein (Icarus Brewing), Torie Fisher (Backward Flag Brewing), and Joellen Ford (The Brewer’s Apprentice of Freehold) sampled the entries, the gold medal was awarded to the Ocean County team of Dave Menges and Patrick Scott.

Winners Dave Menges and Patrick Scott (Photo courtesy of Vic Sbailo)

“The clubs had a great time getting to know each other and trading ideas, so we will be planning more joint meetings and collaborations” our own Vic Sbailo, President of the Ocean County Home Brewers Association told us.

Ocean County Home Brewers Association President Vic Sbailo, along with former presidents Joe McCall and Brian Fischer (Photo Courtesy of Vic Sbailo)

Homebrewing is where most, if not all, of the brewers that I know, have gotten their start.  It is a great hobby enjoyed by many, but getting started can be a little bit confusing.  What to brew, how to brew it, and how much to brew are all considerations that need to be explored prior to becoming an amateur brewer and there is no better way to learn than going to one of the many homebrew clubs in the area and learn from the people who have done it.  Check out any of the organizations below to find out when they are meeting to join the fun.

Ocean County Homebrewers Association

Monmouth County Homebrewers Association

Barley Legal Homebrewers

Brew Jersey Home Brew Club

Cape May Brewers Guild

Also, remember to support your local homebrew stores!

Eastern Homebrew, Northfield

Keg & Barrel Homebrew Supply, Berlin

The Brewer’s Apprentice, Freehold