Vic Sbailo

Vic worked in the financial services industry for many years, but has been a home brewer for about five. He started with Mr. Beer and with the help and encouragement of his family, gradually increased his commitment and passion for brewing. As a contributor to South Jersey Beer Scene, it gives him the opportunity to focus on two of his favorite things, writing and beer, and also highlight some of our great Ocean County breweries!

Breweries

10 Questions With Mechanical Brewery of Cherry Hill – Opening 11/27/2020

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Logo of Mechanical Brewery, Cherry Hill NJ

James Griffin can build anything! That’s just one thing I learned about the founder of South Jersey’s newest brewery, Mechanical Brewing in Cherry Hill, which will have its Grand Opening on November 27, 2020. Now that opinion is from someone who has trouble working a screwdriver without bleeding, but from the hop/gear company logo, to the tap handles and the sheet metal bar, James’ artistic and mechanical side shines through. I had the pleasure of visiting with James and Brewmaster…

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South Jersey Beer Scene Harvest Homebrew Contest Winners
Events

Here Are Your Homebrew Harvest Winners!

A winner was crowned in South Jersey Beer Scene’s first Homebrew Harvest Contest, as Eric Schmehl, of Brew Jersey home brew club took the gold medal for his Imperial Stout. As the grand champion, Eric will have his stout…

Eastern Homebrew Supply
Beer Biz Profiles

Spotlight on Eastern Homebrew

Home brewers are a hungry lot…hungry for pretzels, pizza, but mostly, hungry for knowledge. In our digital age, there are so many resources for them to learn about the craft, whether it is YouTube videos, podcast or live streams.…

SJSB - Why We Brew: Part 2
Home Brewing

Why We Brew – Part 2

Last summer I wrote an article for SJBC Why We Brew Part I which focused on the history of home brewing. I had intended Part II to be about home brewers themselves, the joy they derive from the craft…

Source Farmhouse Brewing Logo
Breweries

10 Questions with Source Brewing

Colt’s Neck is a beautiful community in Monmouth County, known for apple orchards, golf courses and horse farms. It is home to Bruce Springsteen (who actually owns the largest equestrian farm in the township), Jon Stewart and Queen Latifah.…

The Cast of Characters from Toms River Brewing
Breweries

10 Questions with Toms River Brewing

One of the first craft brewery locations in NJ has been revamped, reimagined, and reborn as Toms River Brewing. Toms River Brewing is located at the old Rinn Duin Brewery in Toms River and has gone through a complete…