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!

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Art Gallery Tattoo – Our Latest SJBS Podcast Sponsor

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Art Gallery Tattoo - SJBS Podcast Sponsor

A great craft beer is like a fine piece of art as the brewer works with a pallet of grains, hops and yeast to create a masterpiece. As part of that same creative spirit, we would like to highlight our newest partners, the artists of Art Gallery Tattoo of Forked River, NJ. Art Gallery Tattoo is a collective of 4 individual artists, Stephanie, Kate, Lucy, and Jamahl, located in Forked River, NJ. Stephanie, who has over 30 years of tattooing experience,…

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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…

Hi from Ocean County - The 5 Best Beer Bars in Ocean County, New Jersey
Culture

5 Great Beer Bars in Ocean County New Jersey

Ocean County is the second largest county by area in New Jersey. It stretches from the Jersey Shore to the wilderness of the Pinelands to the busy Route 195 corridor, the unofficial border between South and North Jersey (or…

Best Pumpkin Beers - The bottle cap from a 12oz bottle of Souther Tier Pumking
Beer

Pumpkin Beer – The Annual Craft Beer Rite of Fall

Fall is fast approaching in South Jersey. The leaves are changing colors, the wind is blowing a little bit colder and those summer tees are getting replaced by winter hoodies. So begins the holiday beer season, pumpkin to be…

Why We Brew - A few freshly capped home brew bottles
Beer 101

Why We Brew

"The golden age of beer is before us, not behind us"- Noted ale drinker, Will Shakespeare. A little poetic license with the Bard, but we are truly in the "Golden Age of Beer". There are over 7,000 breweries in…

Mike Frye of Frye Brewing Company
Breweries

10 Questions with Mike Frye of Frye Brewing Company

Mike and Colleen Frye had always planned to start a business once their kids finished college. They knew they wanted to open the business in their home town of Point Pleasant Boro and there were several options they considered,…