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Flying Fish Releasing Hoppy Java Coffee IPA on Friday, April 6th at the Brewery!

Flying Fish Brewing Company will be releasing their latest beer, Hoppy Java Coffee IPA, at the brewery in Somerdale, NJ on Friday, April 6th from 3-9 PM.  The beer will be available in 4-16 oz cans as well as on draft at the tasting room.  The beer was made, in part, using cold brewed coffee from Revolution Coffee Roasters located in Collingswood, NJ.  Here is a copy of the details of the release from their Facebook Page:

“Our latest brew is Hoppy Java Coffee IPA. Come celebrate this can release with us in the tasting room on Friday, April 6th from 3-9 pm. This light bodied, immensely hopped IPA has a distinct coffee presence thanks to cold brewed coffee from Revolution Coffee Roasters (Collingswood, NJ). Combing two of the most important food groups – coffee and beer – Hoppy Java creates the sensory surprise of a light colored ale matched with an intense coffee aroma and flavor.

In addition to the beer release, Rob’s Craft Sandwiches will be on site with what Flying Fish describes as “Coffee Inspired Food”.  Rob operates one of the best food trucks in the area and I am sure he will come up with something pretty cool!

For more information on the release, you can reach Flying Fish’s Home Page from our Brewery Directory Tab

You can find Rob’s Craft Sandwiches on Facebook at @RCSfoodtruck

Visit Revolution Coffee Roasters on their website at



Here are the Winners from The 2018 Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival!

We had the awesome privilege of participating as judges in this years Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival Beer competition and here are the winners!  Lot’s of representation from South Jersey Breweries!



Best Lager Winner: Devils Backbone Brewing Company‘s Vienna Lager
Best Lager 2nd Place: Victory Beer‘s Home Grown American Lager
Best Lager 3rd Place: Lone Eagle Brewing‘s Station Lager

Best Ale Winner: Southern Tier Brewing Company‘s 8 Days A Week Blonde Ale
Best Ale 2nd Place: Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina‘s Dale’s Pale Ale
Best Ale 3rd Place: Cigar City Brewing‘s Guayabera Citra Pale

Best IPA Winner: Czig Meister Brewing Company‘s Galactic 7
Best IPA 2nd Place: Pinelands Brewing Co‘s Swamp Donkey
Best IPA 3rd Place: Third State Brewing‘s Pour Visibility

Best Wheat Beer Winner: 3rd Wave Brewing Co.‘s Beach Break Apricot Wheat
Best Wheat Beer 2nd Place: Harpoon Brewery‘s UFO White
Best Wheat Beer 3rd Place: Avery Brewing Company‘s White Rascal

Best Belgian Beer Winner: Magic Hat Brewing Company‘s Belgro Sutra
Best Belgian Beer 2nd Place: Somerville Brewing – Slumbrew‘s Trekker Trippel
Best Belgian Beer 3rd Place: Jersey Girl Brewing Company‘s Belgian Tripel

Best Porter Winner: Jughandle Brewing Co.‘s Coconut Vanilla Porter
Best Porter 2nd Place: Horny Goat Brewing Company’s Chocolate Peanut butter
Best Porter 3rd Place: Three 3’s Creamed Coffee Porter

Best Stout Winner: Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery‘s Chocolate Manifesto Triple Chocolate Milk Stout
Best Stout 2nd Place: Czig Meister Brewing Company‘s Barrel-Aged Imperial
Best Stout 3rd Place: Urban Village Brewing Company‘s

Best Saison Winner: Foolproof Brewing Company‘s LaFerme Urbaine
Best Saison 2nd Place: Fort Nonsense Brewing Company‘s Saison Absurdite
Best Saison 3rd Place: Devil’s Creek Brewery‘s Raison de Roof

Best Sour Winner: Avery Brewing Company‘s Apricot Sour
Best Sour 2nd Place: Erie Brewing Co.‘s Cherry Bomb
Best Sour 3rd Place: Shmaltz Brewing Company‘s Funky Jewbelation

Best Pilsner Winner: D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.‘s Golden Pilsner
Best Pilsner 2nd Place: Hidden Sands Brewing Company‘s Keller Pils
Best Pilsner 3rd Place: Oskar Blues Brewery‘s Mama’s Little Yella Pils

Best Session Beer Winner: Cape May Brewing Co.‘s Always Ready Pale Ale
Best Session Beer 2nd Place: Tuckahoe Brewing Co.‘s Snack Session IPA
Best Session Beer 3rd Place: 2nd Act Beer‘s House Kölsch

Best Fruit Beer Winner: Golden Road Brewing‘s Mango Cart
Best Fruit Beer 2nd Place: Hokkaido Brewing‘s Lemon Lager
Best Fruit Beer 3rd Place: Traveler Beer Company‘s Lucky Traveler Blackberry Shandy

Best Coffee Beer Winner: Hidden Sands Brewing Company‘s First Drop Maple Baltic Porter
Best Coffee Beer 2nd Place: Genesee Brew House‘s Coffee Stout, Dark Chocolate Scotch Ale
Best Coffee Beer 3rd Place: Glasstown Brewing Company‘s The Big Breakfast

Best Dessert Beer Winner: Bolero Snort Brewery‘s OVB Orange Creamsicle IPA
Best Dessert Beer 2nd Place: Genesee Brew House
Best Dessert Beer 3rd Place: 902 Brewing Co.‘s Kurtoscalacs

Best Cider/Mead Winner: Tomasello Winery‘s Artisan Orchard Pineapple Cider
Best Cider/Mead 2nd Place: Original 13 Ciderworks‘ Strawberry Valkyrie
Best Cider/Mead 3rd Place: Ironbound Hard Cider‘s Traditional Hard Cider

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AC Beer and Music Festival Events Start Tonight With the Kickoff Party and Pub Crawl!

It is finally time to start the fun!  The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival kicks off tonight with The Atlantic City Beer Fest Kickoff Party & Pub Crawl hosted by New Jersey Craft Beer!  Here is the schedule from the event page on NJCB’s FB Page:

Join Team NJCB and brewery reps at the following restaurants during the times listed below. The pub crawl is pay as you go for beer, food, and transportation. We’ll be hitting up each place listed below and finalizing the party at Chickies and Petes in Tropicana. Hotel prices for Thursday are $55 so you may want to stay for that! This is the 5th year we have thrown a kickoff party so we might as well do it at the places we’ve done it at for the last 4 years!

2-4 Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House
4-5 The Iron Room
5-6 Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar
7-? Chickie’s & Pete’s Tropicana

There will be select NJ beers on tap at each venue throughout the day. There will also be cocktails made with Little Water Distillery products available! Chickies and Petes will have our ACBF Collabs available and a heavy concentration on other NJ beers! Plus we have invited everyone from the other venues and all of the breweries to join us at the party!

Mike and the gang over ant NJCB do an awesome job promoting New Jersey Craft Beer and are always great hosts!  This is an event you should not miss!

And remember that the big event starts on Friday!  Get your tickets!

Breweries Events

Slack Tide Brewing Company Hosting St. Baldrick’s Benefit on Sunday, March 18th


Slack Tide Brewing Company in Clermont, NJ is hosting a benefit on Sunday, March 18th that will benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer and donor powered charity committed to supporting the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.

I spoke with Paul Schulte and Jason Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Company (See the full interview above) about the event at the brewery.  Paul has been participating in this event for 8 years, and last year approached owners Tadgh and Jason Campbell about having a fundraiser which turned out to be very successful.  This year they are going all out and even have people getting their heads shaved outside of the brewery, one of the ways that money is raised.  Numerous raffles, door prizes, and items up for silent auction will be at the event, along with some live music and, without a doubt, some more St. Paddy’s Day Weekend Shenanigans!




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Cape May Brewing Company Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Weekend-Long Party!

The luck of the Irish will be in Cape May this weekend and Cape May Brewing Company may be the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  Looks like the gang has cooked up quite a menu of special beers for the holiday!

From the Press Release

Cape May, NJ — Cape May Brewing Company is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a weekend-long party! Beginning on Friday, March 16th, at their Tasting Room at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport, Cape May Brewing Company will be tapping eight special one-offs for this most Irish of holidays.

  • Toffee stout — infused with toffee flavoring

  • Bourbon stout — infused with oak chips soaked in bourbon flavoring

  • Shamrock — infused with creme de menthe extract and vanilla

  • Irish Potato — aged on toasted coconut and cinnamon chips

  • Irish Coffee — infused with Avalon Coffee and Irish cream extract

  • Barmbrack — infused with sultanas and raisins

  • S’mores — infused with graham cracker, vanilla, chocolate

  • Irish breakfast — infused with Irish whiskey flavored chips, orange, and butterscotch

In addition, revelers will be tapping their toes to Irish music all weekend long, as well as fun Irish-themed props for the photobooth, and fun and games of all kinds.

“Where else are you going to find eight different one-offs?” asks Retail General Manager Kaitlyn Smith. “Only at Cape May Brewing Company! We’re tapping all eight kegs at 4pm, and you’ll want to get there early to make sure you get to taste them all.”  

Cape May Brewing Company is open from noon to 8pm seven days a week. For more information, including for tours and tastings, see or call (609) 849-9933.