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Beer. It’s What’s with Dinner Featuring Pinelands Brewing Co.

In this edition we travel North on the Garden State Parkway to Pinelands Brewing Company in Little Egg Harbor. We met with head brewmaster and founder, Jason Chapman, who was a gracious host and chock full of knowledge about beer. Pinelands Brewing Company is a 3 BBL brewery which opened on March 1, 2014 and, in that short period of time, has quickly become a local and regional favorite. Locally sourced ingredients and water from the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer, which has an estimated 17.7 trillion gallons of some of the best all natural drinking water in the world, is a big reason for that. The only problem we had was picking the right beer from their great stable of brews to pair with the food I prepared, but that’s the fun part. Let’s begin.

Cheese Course

Once again, quality deserves quality, so we went with DiBruno Bros Prima Donna. This sweet, nutty, firm cheese is slightly oily with a bit of salt. Originated in Holland, its inspiration was to create a hybrid of Parmigiano Reggiano and Gouda which will pair nicely with most beers. As Jason and I mulled over the tap list, we both agreed to go with Swamp Donkey IPA. Don’t let the name fool you, this is a great brew with an aroma and taste consisting of Amarillo and two other American hops. The color is great with a great balance of floral and fruit and a nice dry finish. Swamp Donkey was a great choice for the cheese, and with a robust 6.8% ABV this donkey has a kick.

Appetizer

For the appetizer I went with an oldie, but a goodie. I stuffed baby Portabello Mushrooms with my hot crab dip recipe, and topped them off with a nice French Emmental. This is a medium hard Swiss which has a savory yet mild taste.  I can never seem to make enough of these scrumptious little flavor bombs!  We chose to go with Sharp Shooter IPA, a beer that made for their friends at Shooters Gun and Archery Range down the street from the brewery. This bronzed colored ale has a citric character which lends itself well to this seafood dish. With a moderate body and malty backbone, it was definitely the right choice for this appetizer.

Entrée

For the main course I went with something I’ve made about 100 times. My pulled pork tacos with blue cheese coleslaw is a dish I feel I’ve finally perfected. It takes 12 hours to get the pork butts to fall apart, tender. The blue cheese coleslaw was inspired by my wife’s love of the fragrant cheese. Looking over the tap list their was one beer that stood out. It was the first Pinelands Brewery Beer I tried the day the brewery opened, Pitch Pine Ale. This crisp American Pale Ale made from Chinook and Cascade hops is a very easy drinking beer. With a 5.9% ABV it can go with a lot of dishes and was a favorite at a Memorial Day Party I had a few years ago. Definitely a go to any time I see it on tap.

Dessert

For dessert I tapped into a family resource. My daughter, Lauren, is in the culinary program at ACIT and is enrolled in ACCC for Baking and Pastry this fall. One of her decadent desserts is her Espresso Chip Meringues. Although these little flavor pillows are light as air, they burst with espresso and chocolate flavor. There were two choices for this dessert: Zero Shucks Given Oyster Stout and Evan John Porter. Don’t let the Oyster Stout name fool you, this is a smooth and silky stout with big flavor! After taking with Jason, we decided to go with the Evan John Porter. This delicious Porter made with whole vanilla beans is smooth and complex, making it a perfect match for the Meringues, and it also is great all on it’s own. With an abundant tap list, Pinelands Brewing Company is definitely worth the drive for great beers and great atmosphere. Til’ next time…

Enjoy your pour!

Tom@sjbeerscene.com

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Events News

Here’s What’s On Tap This Week!

 Let Them Know You Found It On SJBeerscene.com!

Tuesday, May 30th

Joe Gaughan will be hosting Quizzo at 7 Mile Brewery!! Event starts at 7pm. 7 Rounds of 7 Questions including a 7 minute speed round! Winner gets a $25 gift certificate.  Plus they have fresh cans of Seven Suns on sale!

Pinelands Brewing Company have their weekly “Beer it Forward” night tonight.  10% of all sales on Tuesdays from 6-9pm are donated to a deserving organization.  This month the money will be donated to Small Steps In Speech and Team Red, White, and Blue in honor of National Military Month

The Seaville Tavern continues to impress with a great beer list and terrrific food.  Mrs. Beer Scene and myself have been know to cozy up to the bar with bartenders Daria and Melissa and have a beer or two.  Their eclectic beer list is ever-changing and features some beers that you will only find here, and also a bunch of selections from local breweries!

Wednesday, May 31st

Slack Tide Brewing Company is open tonight from 4-8pm.  Their Ultra-Juicy Thermocline is back on tap and it is delicious!

Tomfoolery Brewing will be hosting Fool’s Trivia at 6:30 pm.

Cape May Brewery‘s One-Off Wednesday pour will be Mango Coastal Heat, Coastal Evacuation DIPA with habanero peppers and mango

Thursday, June 1st

Tune in tonight locally on WMGM TV, channel 4 or 798 on X1, and catch the latest edition of “What’s On Tap” With Gary Monterosso and Tara Nurin.  We were lucky enough to have been asked to tape an upcoming episode that will air soon!  The show is informative and fun, check it out!

Tomfoolery Brewing‘s Tap-It-Thursday features the unveiling of Orbit the Sun Hefeweizen Ale!A refreshing German-style wheat beer with a soft texture and moderate signature notes of banana and clove

Cold Spring Brewery’s Thankful Thursday this week will benefit the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.  The event happens from 4-8pm, and a portion of the proceeds from this time will benefit the organization.  Stop by and support the Lighthouse while having a beer!  This beautiful tapromm is not to be missed!

The Rio Station will be having a Tap Takeover featuring the Cape May/Weyerbacher Collaboration Paradise 160 India Pale Lager.  There will also be 6 more taps dedicated to the event with 3 beers from each brewery.  Event starts at 5pm and there will also be live entertainment and .50 cent wings at the bar!

Three 3’s Brewery will be having a trivia night tonight!  Doors open at 5, Trivia starts at 6

Chickie’s & Pete’s in EHT has one of the best beer selections around.  Alvin Cintron does a great job curating the offerings and is one of the biggest supporters of Craft Beer in South Jersey!  It is almost criminal that they have such a great beer list and Crab Fries!  Check out their website or Facebook to see their current beer list and food specials!

Friday, June 2nd

Slack Tide Brewing Company will be having Live & Local Music from 5-7pm featuring Lisa Sasdelli

Ludlam Island Brewery is open today and every day from 12-8pm.  Stop by the tasting room and grab a flight or two of their great selections!

Garden State Beer Company  will be having Quizzo at the Tap Room starting at 6:30

Tuckahoe Brewing Company will be open today from 3pm-9pm.  They have really bringing their “A” game and putting out great beer.  Stop by and see what Brewmaster Tim Caron has cooked up this week!

Did someone say Happy Hour?  Goodnight Irene‘s Friday Happy Hour happens from 4-7pm.  The outside bar is open so stop by and grab a beer from one of the best beer bars in South Jersey!

Glasstown Brewing Company is open from 12-9pm today.  Stop by and try one of their many great beers and grab some cans to take home!

Saturday, June 3rd

The Sea Isle City Beer Fest is happening today from 2-5:30 pm.  This great event has a great lineup of breweries and great local representation!  Make sure you grab a couple of tix and come taste over 60 different Beer and Cider selections!

The SJ Craft Beer, Food & Music Festival is happening today with 2 sessions, 12-4pm and 6-10pm.  Tickets are 30$ each per session and gives you access to event that features 10 breweries serving a total of 20 beers. Great food, culinary demonstrations, home brew beer competition sponsored Eastern Homebrew. Homebrew competition participants should drop off two 12-ounce bottles with $5 entry fee by June 2 to Eastern Homebrew at 331 Tilton Road in Northfield. Prizes and gift certificates will be awarded to first, second and third place winners.

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House will be showing UFC 212 starting at 9pm.  No cover and a great taplist!

Clayton Liquors is the place for take-out for local craft beer.  Raj curates 20 taps and fills Growlers and Crowlers with your favorite South Jersey Craft Beer.  The menu is constantly changing and is updated often on Beer Menus by clicking HERE.  Give them a follow on Facebook, Raj updates frequently for us beer nerds!

Why Not Spend Saturday with one of South Jersey’s Fine Breweries!

7 Mile Brewery will be open 12pm-10pm

Cape May Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

Cold Spring Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

Garden State Beer Company will be open 3pm-10pm

Glasstown Brewing Company will be open 12pm-9pm

Ludlam Island Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

ManaFirkin Brewing Company will be open 12pm-9pm

Pinelands Brewing Companuy will be open 12pm-8pm

Slack Tide Brewing Company will be open 12pm-8pm

Three 3’s Brewing Company will be open 1pm-9pm

Tomfoolery Brewing Co. will be open 12pm-8pm

Tuckahoe Brewing Co. will be open 12pm-8pm 

Sunday, June 4th

Flat Stone Tavern & Grill will be having a Paint Night tonight from 5-8pm.  Cost is $35 per person and there will be food and drink specials.  Flat Stone is a big supporter of local beer so stop by and grab a cold one while painting a pretty picture.  For Tix and information click HERE

Attention Beer People!

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Events News

Here’s What’s On Tap This Week!

Every Tuesday!

Joe Gaughan will be hosting Quizzo at 7 Mile Brewery!! Event starts at 7pm. 7 Rounds of 7 Questions including a 7 minute speed round! Winner gets a $25 gift certificate.  Plus they have fresh cans of 7 MIPA for sale!

Wednesday, May 17th

Tomfoolery Brewing will be hosting Fool’s Trivia at 6:30 pm

Slack Tide Brewing Company will be open from 4-8 pm tonight.  Stop by and enjoy a cold one plus check out the new Glassware Swag that they have.

Cape May Brewery will be at Charlie’s Bar for a beer pairing dinner you won’t want to miss. Reservations are a MUST. Please call 609.927.3663. Limited to 40 seats. $45 per person.

Thursday, May 18th

The Mad Batter in Cape May will be having a Tap Takeover featuring Neshaminy Creek Brewing!  There will be 7 beers on tap along with Live Music!

Cold Spring Brewery’s Thankful Thursday this week will benefit the Cape May Chamber of Commerce Community Outreach.  The event happens from 4-8pm, and a portion of the proceeds from this time will benefit the organization.

Chickie’s And Petes in EHT is hosting the release of Cape May Brewing Company and Weyerbacher‘s collaboration brew, Paradise 160 IPL! The event starts at 7pm and will also feature 8 other selections from the breweries.

Tomfoolery Brewing‘s Tap-It Thursday will feature Another brew in a series of Single Malt Single Hop beers made exclusively with Rabbit Hill Farms pale malt, Smash with Hash Pale Ale. This one features the earthy aroma and flavor of Nugget Hop Hash blended with the biscuit malt backbone.

Passion Vines Wine & Spirit Company will be having their Beer Vs. Wine:  Summer Barbecue Edition at 6:30 Pm.  This event features 3 food pairings from Pork Island BBQ along with 3 beer suggestions from beer guy Sean, and 3 wine suggestions from wine gal Nikki.  Which pairs best?  Sean and Nikki will plead their cases in this Beer Vs Wine Battle!  Reservations are a must as this event always sells out!  Click HERE for info!

Garden State Beer Company will be having their 1st Third Thursday Live Music Night featuring the acoustic sounds of Sensamotion!  You saw them at AC Beer Fest, now see them in a more intimate setting along with some great beer!  The event starts at 7pm

Friday, May 19th

Garden State Beer Company  will be having Quizzo at the Tap Room starting at 6:30

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House will be featuring the music of Adam Holcombe.  Great food and a fantastic ever-changing beer menu to have a fun Friday Night!

Tuckahoe Brewing Company will be open today from 3-9pm.  Stop by and give them a try!  Always something new on tap, great people and great beer!

Pinelands Brewing Company will be open tonight from 12-8pm.  Senior Writer Tom sat down with Jason Chapman last week for a beer pairing and conversation and loved the beer!  G

Saturday, May 2oth

Glasstown Brewing Company has canned up 10 cases of 609 for the weekend-only available at the brewery!

Garden State Beer Company will be having a tap takeover at the Brick House Pub & Grille in Mays Landing from 6-9 pm featuring Blue Jersey, Leeds Point Wicked Porter, Nucky’s Imperial IPA, and Peach Bound American Wheat.

Why Not Spend Saturday with one of South Jersey’s Fine Breweries!

7 Mile Brewery will be open 12pm-10pm

Cape May Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

Cold Spring Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

Garden State Beer Company will be open 3pm-10pm

Glasstown Brewing Company will be open 12pm-9pm

Ludlam Island Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

Pinelands Brewing Companuy will be open 12pm-8pm

Slack Tide Brewing Company will be open 12pm-8pm

Three 3’s Brewing Company will be open 1pm-9pm

Tomfoolery Brewing Co. will be open 12pm-8pm

Tuckahoe Brewing Co. will be open 12pm-8pm

 

Events

Here’s What’s On Tap This Week

If you attend any of these events, please remember to tell them you found it on South Jersey Beer Scene!

 

NEWS FLASH-The What’s On Tap Festival has been rescheduled until June 17th due to weather.  For more information click HERE

 

Every Tuesday!

Joe Gaughan will be hosting Quizzo at 7 Mile Brewery!! Event starts at 7pm. 7 Rounds of 7 Questions including a 7 minute speed round! Winner gets a $25 gift certificate.  Plus they have fresh cans of 7 MIPA for sale!

Wednesday, May 10th

Tomfoolery Brewing will be hosting Pub Style Fool’s Trivia at 6:30 pm

Slack Tide Brewing Company will be open from 4-8 pm tonight.  Sand Spike and Tipsy Dipsy are back on tap!  Tipsy Dipsy is a fan favorite, a Juicy Double IPA that tops out at 8% ABV, and Sand Spike is their highly crushable seasonal IPA that is making it’s Summer Return!

Cape May Brewery‘s One-Off Wednesday will feature Chocolate Raspberry Stout

Goodnight Irene’s will be having a Revolution Brewing launch party at 7pm. 4 beers on tap, 2 bottle selections, and the Revolution Brew Crew will be there!

Ludlam Island Brewery will be having its inaugural Ludlam & Artwork night from 5-8pm featuring  the underwater photography of Steve Jasiecki.  Stop by and see some art, meet the artist, and have one of the great beers that Ludlam is making!

Thursday, May 11th

Cold Spring Brewery’s Thankful Thursday this week will benefit the Center of Community Arts.  The event happens from 4-8pm, and a portion of the proceeds from this time will benefit the organization.

Cape May Brewery will be having a Charity Pint Night to benefit the Wildwood City Fire Department Honor Guard.  $1 from each pint or flight purchased from 5-8pm will benefit the Honor Guard

Tomfoolery Brewing‘s Tap-It Thursday will feature the long-awaited English Bitter Cask Ale. This strong English pale ale is malty with a very mild bitter hop presence.  It will be tapped at 5pm, get it while you can!

Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar will be hosting a Revolution Brewing Launch Party at 6pm.  This Illinois based brewery is one of the fastest growing brewers in America and is making it’s South Jersey Debut this week.

Friday, May 12th

Garden State Beer Company ,along with Girls Pint Out, will be having a special Ladies Quizzo challenge starting at 7pm.  Lots of great shopping and  prizes up for grabs from featured vendors LulaRoe, Thirtyone Gifts, Pure Romance, Scentsy, Arbonne, Touchstone Jewelry, and Tastefully Yours.

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House will be featuring the music of The Big Daddy Duo.  Great food and a fantastic ever-changing beer menu to have a fun Friday Night!

Tuckahoe Brewing Company will be open today from 3-9pm.  Stop by and give them a try!  Always something new on tap, great people and great beer!

Cape May Brewery will be having a dedication ceremony to celebrate Cape May County’s 325th anniversary, and to celebrate the release of their new beer, Follow the Gull — an IPA with 325 pounds of hops and 3,250 pounds of malt.  This collaboration between CMBC and the Cape May County Department of Tourism happens at 4pm.  Attendees will will be able to mingle with the brewery’s co-owners, officials from the Department of Tourism, and the county’s freeholders.

Saturday, May 13th

Why Not Spend Saturday with one of South Jersey’s Fine Breweries!

7 Mile Brewery will be open 12pm-10pm

Cape May Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

Cold Spring Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

Garden State Beer Company will be open 3pm-10pm

Glasstown Brewing Company will be open 12pm-9pm

Ludlam Island Brewery will be open 12pm-8pm

Pinelands Brewing Companuy will be open 12pm-8pm

Slack Tide Brewing Company will be open 12pm-8pm

Three 3’s Brewing Company will be open 1pm-9pm

Tomfoolery Brewing Co. will be open 12pm-8pm

Tuckahoe Brewing Co. will be open 12pm-8pm

Sunday, May 14th

Happy Mother’s Day!

Forget Brunch!  Take Mom for A Beer!

 

 

 

Breweries Events Food

Tuckahoe Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Flat Stone Tavern & Grill on May 3rd

The Flat Stone Tavern & Grill in Egg Harbor Township will be hosting a Beer and Dinner pairing on Wednesday, May 3rd with Tuckahoe Brewing Company.  Flat Stone has really been bringing it with their beer selection and has many locals on tap.  The event is on Wednesday, May 3rd and starts at 6:30 with a 4 course meal all paired with one of Tuckahoe’s great selections.  The price is 50$ per person and includes the tax and gratuity, plus one additonal pint of Tuckahoe Draft.  We love these events as they give you a new way to experience beer as the Chef and the Brewers collaborate on the selections to ensure a perfect pairing. For tickets, call, email or stop in to the restaurant.  You can find the contact information HERE!