AC Beer & Music Festival Events News

The Best Deal of The Year on Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival Tickets is Today!

The 2019 Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival is Happening on March 29th and 30th and today is the best day to buy your tickets with the Friday 11/2 “I’m Only Here For The Beer” Promotion.

From 10 AM to 10 PM the tickets will be just $45 plus taxes and fees! These tickets are limited so make sure that you get in early!

Do not miss one of the best Beer Festivals in the United States as they kick off the first ever Atlantic City Beer Week leading up to the festival.  Sure you are coming for the beer, but this is also a world class concert and lifestyle festival with everything from a Silent Disco to Axe Throwing.

South Jersey Beer Scene is proud to be a partner in the festival and will be live streaming, podcasting, and participating in a ton of the events leading up to the festival!

Don’t make a bad life choice, make your plans and get your tickets today!

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State Senator Vin Gopal Introduces Bill S-3154 To Make Changes to Laws Governing Breweries


State Senator Vin Gopal (D) of legislative district 11 of Monmouth County has introduced Bill S-3154 to the State Senate which is listed on the state legislative sight as “making various changes to law governing limited breweries”.  This is the 2nd Bill of its kind that has been introduced as a reaction to the ABC ‘s recent “Ruling Regarding Limited License Breweries” that has since been put on hold pending further investigation.

Senator Gopal, the Senate Majority Leader, is one of the young leaders of the Democratic Party who defeated longtime Republican Incumbent Jennifer Beck was sworn in January and is one of the rising starts of the State’s Democratic Party.

On October 31st, Senator Gopal visited Carton Brewing in Atlantic Highlands with colleague Senator Declan O’Scanlan (R-Monmouth) and said on his Facebook Page, “It has been a pleasure working with our local breweries to ensure this growing industry is fully supported. Our local breweries are vital to our economy.”

We have reached out to Senator Gopal’s staff to get a comment on the legislation and have not received anything as of this moment.  Once the bill has been posted we will give analysis of the provisions as well as the full text.

It is a really crazy and confusing time here in New Jersey for the local brewing community and hopefully the legislation will be able to bring some clarity to the 2012 Rules regarding limited license breweries and  promote further growth of the industry here in New Jersey.

Stay tuned to for all the breaking news!


Breweries News

Mainstay Independent Brewing Opening in Philly This Week with Brewmaster Brian O’Reilly at the Helm!



Mainstay Independent First of Several Artisan Makers to Land at Craft Hall

OCTOBER 31, 2018 — Long time Pennsylvania beer maker Brian O’Reilly has teamed up with Philadelphia restauranteur, Avram Hornik on a new project scheduled to open in early November.

Mainstay Independent has taken over the former Yard’s brewhouse on Delaware Avenue and O’Reilly along with Andrew Foss formerly of St. Ben’s Brewing have been hard at work crafting a brand new beer portfolio. The tasting room will officially open for sales on November 1.Mainstay Independent Brewing

“Mainstay Independent’s focus will be brewing classic and new world beer styles with balance and passion,” says O’Reilly who spent the past twenty years producing award-winning beer for Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, PA.

Hornik’s hospitality company, FCM Hospitality runs Morgan’s Pier and Harper’s Garden, among other choice Philadelphia food spots, as well as Parks On Tap, the summer time pop-up experience and previsionary for several holiday season beer gardens.

The name Mainstay Independent comes from the brewing team’s philosophy to create and maintain a balanced portfolio of consistently excellent beers, independently brewed in the city that defined independence. The history and the brewing legacy of the waterfront region has contributed to much of the initial culture of the new Philadelphia brewery.

“Mainstay Independent is a destination brewery that will contribute and expand the vibrant tradition of brewing in Philadelphia” offers Hornik who, in the new year, will transform the space again as Craft Hall.

Scheduled to open in February, Craft Hall will include Mainstay Independent, Lost Bread Bakery, and City Creek BBQ all under one roof.

“I like the idea of bringing all of these expert makers together in Craft Hall where the destination will be as much about the experience as it is about food,” adds Hornik. “People will be able to enjoy the quality offerings individually or together but they’ll also be involved.”

Mainstay Independent Brewing

Craft Hall is expected to offer excellent made-to-order specialties as well as retail products and eventually even bread and beer making kits.

“We want everyone to have the opportunity to know the creative value of the craft experience,” says Hornik.

A limited food menu from chef Adam Lazarick, culinary director for FCM, in collaboration with Parks on Tap chef Justin Koenig will be offered at the outset. Meanwhile, interior and exterior modifications are underway while the brewing team ramps up production.

“All the brewing has made me thirsty and I couldn’t wait to share our beer with the public,” adds O’Reilly. “While we finish working on all the renovations for Craft Hall, it made sense to get a temporary tasting room ready!”

Mainstay Independent will open on Thursday, November 1 with a limited food menu and the first flagship beers including King Laird Weisse.

king.jpgIn 1851, an Irish immigrant named Ralston Laird moved onto the large island, known as Petty Island, upstream from Mainstay Independent in the Delaware River. He was a farm manager who grew wheat on the Island. Ralston was admired for his gumption and integrity and was eventually nicknamed the King of Petty Island.

“Mainstay is the beer drinkers beer,” says O’Reilly. “Like the mainstay of a ship we aim to be a source of support and stability for the great beer that Philadelphia is known for.”

Mainstay Independent is located at 901 E Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia
and initial hours will be:

Wednesday- Friday 4:00PM-12:00AM
Saturday 12:00PM-12:00AM
Sunday 12:00PM-8:00PM


Mainstay Independent Brewing



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Mainstay Independent Brewing Company is a craft brewery focused on producing a balanced portfolio of authentic classic styles and new world beers for local distribution and enjoyment in our tasting room. Located at 901 E. Delaware Avenue, Mainstay Independent is a part of Craft Hall, an evolving collection of accessible expert makers in a variety of food disciplines.


901 N. Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia,PA
© Mainstay Independent Brewing Company

Breweries Events

Tuckahoe Brewing Co hosting The Art of Beer on 11/2!

For Immediate Release:

Tuckahoe Brewing Company Hosting “The Art Of Beer” Curated by Local Artist Mike Bell on November 2nd

Join us at Tuckahoe Brewing Company on Friday, November 2nd from 6-9 PM for a unique experience, “The Art of Beer”, an art exhibition curated by local artist Mike Bell featuring several works of art with a common theme… BEER.

The show features local artists including Rob Reed, Diane Roberts, Rodney Ibarra, Tania Pomales, CJ Smith, Jan Bendyna, Josh Williams, Elise Bond, Dave Roesch, Smith Jordan, and more!

The idea for the show was developed by Tuckahoe partner Matt McDevitt, Sales Manager Rob Callaghan,and artist Mike Bell while sampling some tasty Tuckahoe beers.  Art and craft beers go hand in hand, brewing beer is comparable to an artist painting a canvas.  Both are creative processes from beginning to end, involving the blending of different elements to create a vision. Artists and brewers are imaginative and adventurous with their craft, and both aspire to create something that is unique and interesting.  Craft beer label art has become a key piece of the craft beer experience, so we decided to expand on that idea and bring art to the brewery. There were no restrictions given to the artists, they were free to create  anything, with any medium. Whether it be painting, drawing, sculpture or photography, the common thread is the beer theme. Artists only had to include a beer reference or creates something using a beer vessel such as a can, growler, or keg.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the South Jersey Field Of Dreams and Breast Cancer Awareness.

Tuckahoe Brewing Company is located at 3092 English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234

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