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Spend Thanksgiving Eve With the Gang At Eight & Sand Beer Company in Woodbury!

Eight & Sand Beer Co. to Host Thanksgiving Eve Party
with New Limited Edition Beer on Tap 

Eight & Sand will host a Thanksgiving Eve party on Wednesday, November 21st
from 5pm – 10pm featuring new beers from the beertender brewing competition
and the return of our GABF award-winning Bad Hombre.

– FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

WOODBURY, NJ (November 16, 2018) – On Wednesday, November 21st, Eight & Sand Beer Co. gives thanks to fans, friends and family by hosting a Thanksgiving Eve celebration at the Woodbury, NJ tasting room from 5pm until 10pm.

The party will feature 3 brand new brews on tap that were created by brewers Chris, Jim and Dave in conjunction with Eight & Sand’s beertenders.  Each of the three recipes can be sampled by event attendees who will select the winning brew in conjunction with a panel of judges.  The three beer recipes include a Grilled Pineapple Hefeweizen, Peaches & Cream Milkshake IPA and a Peat-Smoked Scotch Ale.

“All of our beertenders love beer just as much as our brewers love making it, so we thought this competition would give them a chance to get even more involved in the brewing process and share their ideas for some really unique beer styles.”, says owner Chris Mazzone.  “We’re letting our whole team get in on the creative side of things and letting our fans decide which beer they like best.” 

In addition to the 3 new beers on tap, a very limited quantity of the GABF Silver Medal winning Bad Hombre ale makes its return to the tasting room for the night.  The Potato Pototo food truck will also be nearby on Deptford Ave. throughout the evening.

“We’ve had fans of our beer thank us for making it and we’re happy to bring back an old favorite and three new styles as our way of thanking them for supporting us for over two years.”, says Mazzone.  “We look forward to seeing some familiar faces and hopefully many new ones at our Thanksgiving Eve party on Wednesday.”

More information on this event can be found at www.eightandsandbeer.com.

About Eight & Sand Beer Co.

Eight & Sand Beer Co. is a 10bbl brewery and tasting room located in Woodbury, NJ fully devoted to quality craft beer that is traditionally European with an American flair.  Growlers, cans, and 22oz bottles are available for take-out; draft and cans are available at accounts across South Jersey.

Breweries Events

Here’s What’s On Tap This Week!

 Let Them Know You Found It On SJBeerscene.com!

We have an exciting week of events for you this week highlighted by the first ever What’s On Tap Beer Festival at WheatonArts on Saturday, June 17th.  Don’t miss this one as there will be 25 breweries pouring over 5o beers.  Local breweries include the following:  Glasstown Brewing Company, Tomfoolery Brewing Co., Slack Tide Brewing Company,  7 Mile Brewery, Garden State Beer Company, Tuckahoe Brewing Company, Pinelands Brewing Company, and Cape May Brewing Company. Individual tickets just $34.99 and include general admission access, a souvenir festival mug and unlimited beer tastings for 4 hours.  Designated driver tickets are available as well for $10.00.  You need to get your tickets now as this event is expected to sell out.  Also you will be able to see a live taping of the “What’s on Tap” television show hosted by Gary Monterosso and Tara Nurin that airs locally on SNJ40.  For Tickets Click the graphic below or go to whatsontap.beer!

 

Tuesday, June 13th

7 Mile Brewery will be having their weekly Quizzo night  with Joe Gaughan hosting at 7pm. 7 Rounds of 7 Questions including a 7 minute speed round! Winner gets a $25 gift certificate. And while you are there, have a pint or two of their locally crafted beer!

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

Looking to plan a brew tour?  Check out our friend Rick at Day Sipper Wine and Brew Tours. We really love a lot of the local tour companies, but Rick gives you a unique, personal, fun, and informative ride in his VW Bus and has a wealth of knowledge about beer, wine, and the local scene.  We hear nothing but glowing reviews from patrons and brewery people.  Groovy!

Flat Stone Tavern & Grill is having Clamarama all day today, with specials on a variety of Clam dishes.  To help you wash down the clams, why not pick one of the 24 drafts that are on tap featuring many locals including Three 3’s, Cape May Brewing Company, and the Weyerbacher/Cape May collaboration Paradise 160.

Wednesday, June 14th

Slack Tide Brewing Company is open tonight from 4-8pm which would be the perfect time to join the Slack Tide Slacker Mug Club.  As a member you will receive benefits such as a Special 20 oz. Slacker Mug Club mug that can be filled at the tasting room for the same price as a 16 oz. pour, Club T-Shirt, Special release parties and other “members only” events, and discounts on Slack Tide Brewing apparel.  For more information stop by the tap room or check out them on the web HERE

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

Cape May Brewing Co will be having a Tap Takeover at Blue Heron Pines with Live music, food and beer pairings and 5 lines of CMBC. They’ll be pouring The Bog, Summer Catch, Cape May IPA, Honey Porter and Tide Table Pale Ale from 6-8 pm.

Thursday, June 15th

Tuckahoe Brewing Company has extended their hours and is now open from 4-9pm on Thursdays which is great news for beer-lovers in South Jersey.  They are really making great beer and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable!

Tomfoolery Brewing‘s Tap-It-Thursday features Rabbit Hill SMATH with Experimental Hops

Cold Spring Brewery’s Thankful Thursday this week will benefit the Volunteers in Medicine of South Jersey.  The event happens from 4-8pm, and a portion of the proceeds from this time will benefit the organization.  Stop by and support the organization and enjoy a beer in their amazing, must-see Taproom!

Garden State Beer Company’s Thursday Live Music Series will feature Beecher’s Fault from 8-10pm.  This band out of NYC just kicked off it’s Summer Tour and GSB Co. is one of the stops.  Stop by, grab a cold one and listen to some great music!

Friday, June 16th

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!  Joe and Brad have been brewing up some interesting beers, and their fantastic Reuben is back on tap. This beer is their take on the classic German gosè style ale. Salty, sour, brewed with a bunch of rye and “dry hopped” with carraway seeds.  It is definitely one of  SJbeerscene.com’s favorite beers we have sampled this year.

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

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!

A lot of people have been telling us great things about The Leatherhead Pub in Egg Harbor City.  This pub is housed in what was a firehouse that was built in 1918 and has great food to go along with their eclectic beer menu that features many local breweries along with unique selections from other breweries such as Bronx, Green Flash, and Founders.  You can check out the taplist on Beer Menus by following the link HERE

Saturday, June 17th

What’s On Tap Beer Festival at WheatonArts, Millville from 1-5pm.

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House will be featuring the music of Either Way from 8-11pm.  Their ever-changing well-curated taplist is one of the best in the state, and they also serve Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives approved eats!

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

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 18th

Wingcraft Kitchen & Beer Bar boasts 40 taps of craft beer, plus their world famous secret Sunday Brunch!

Three 3’s Brewery is open today from 12-6pm with 12 taps flowing with great beer! Come by and have a beer, and they are pet friendly so you can bring your critter with you!

Breweries Food

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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Breweries Events News

Sea Isle City Beer Festival Was Fun!

 

We had a great time at The Sea Isle Beer Fest on Saturday!  The weather was beautiful, the beer was flowing, and there was a great crowd!  Kudos to Denis Brown and the Stallion Marketing team, Kix McNutleys, the Sea Isle PD, and everyone who attended.  This is a great event that only gets bigger every year!  Cheers!

Breweries News

Cape May Brewing Company Has A New Look!

Cape May Brewing Company has a brand new look!  As of May 26th, Cape May Brewing Company has made a giant change to a new logo and branding that was announced in a press release last week.  The website has been updated to a fresh, new look inspired by the beach community that it resides.

Cape May Brewery is already one of the premier craft beer breweries in the region with a loyal following, so why do this now?

“This all really began as a desire to update our website,” says co-founder and president of CMBC, Ryan Krill. “However, we quickly realized that a simple website redesign wasn’t going to be enough. In order to put together a website that exemplified who we are and where we are going as a company, we first needed to take a step back and truly define ourselves.”

Through this process, the company was able to put into writing a set of Core Values, a Mission Statement, and a Statement of Purpose: “To build a brewery that makes us proud.”

“We’ve come a long way over the past six years,” says co-founder and COO Chris Henke, “and our new look reflects that growth. The three of us — Ryan, his dad, Bob, and I — started by brewing twelve gallons at a time. This year, we’re poised to break the 10,000 barrel mark. We currently brew as much beer in one week as we did in our entire first year of business.

“We’ve grown up. Our new look needed to reflect that.”

The new look is based on what Cape May represents as a beach community.

 

“We really wanted to find something that says Cape May,” Henke says. “This community has come to embrace us over the past six years, and we realized that Cape May’s laid back beach culture has been a huge influence on our organization. We wanted to reflect that.”

The new design expresses a windswept feeling — like a breezy day on the beach, umbrellas flapping and seagulls flying overhead.

“You just feel cooler,” Krill says, “our new look evokes a refreshing, relaxed feeling  — like a cold beer on a hot day.”

The new designs provide CMBC with a cohesive look across multiple platforms, including their revamped website and new bottle designs. Consumers will be able to instantly recognize Cape May Brewing Company’s packages in the retail environment through this new, unified design.

“For the past six years, each of our bottles had a radically different look,” says co-founder and vice president, Bob Krill. “Aside from our logo, the designs don’t otherwise communicate CMBC. They were all one-off designs with no real connection to one another or to CMBC.

While CMBC’s look has changed, the three owners think it’s important to understand that the only thing that has changed is the look. The product won’t change in any way.

“The quality that our fans have come to know and love from CMBC will not be compromised,” Ryan Krill says. “Our fans put an extraordinary amount of trust in us, and that’s something we take very seriously.”

“We’ve always stood behind our quality,” Bob Krill says, “and we wanted the quality of our beer to be reflected in our creative design. We feel this design communicates exactly that.”

“The new design creates an expectation,” says Henke, “and the beer inside exceeds that expectation. The beer speaks for itself, but we think that new fans will be able to judge us by our packaging.”

“Ultimately,” Ryan Krill says, “establishing a cohesive brand will allow our leadership in the industry to flourish. As we continue to grow in coming years, the new look will assist us as we emerge as leaders within the industry, yet continues to recognize the enormous influence of the Cape May community upon our company.”

 

 

For more information on Cape May Brewing Company, including for tours and tastings, see capemaybrewery.com or call (609) 849-9933.