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Tuesday, May 23rd

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

Wednesday, May 24th

The Mad Batter will be having a Special Carton Beer release at 5pm.  Kyle and the gang are keeping this a secret until it is tapped!  Great food and they are big supporters of local craft beer!

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

Slack Tide Brewing Company is hosting Salty Sailor Co. tonight for a Wall Mount Bottle Opener Make & Take from 6-8pm.  Cost is $45 and includes two of Slack Tide’s great beers! Grab your spot by following the link HERE, or go visit and like Salty Sailor Co on Facebook for more details

Cape May Brewery‘s One-Off Wednesday will feature Devil’s Reach Belgian Golden Ale with peach

Thursday, May 25th

Goodnight Irene’s in Wildwood will be hosting a big event-Beat the Local Brewers Quizzo & Tap Takeover at 7pm.  Slack Tide Brewery, Cape May Brewery, 7 Mile Brewery, and Ludlam Island Brewery will all be competing to be the Quizzo Champion, and there will be 16 tap takeover with some great locally brewed beers!  Think you got what it takes to beat the brewers?  All prizes for Quizzo will be brewery related!

Cold Spring Brewery’s Thankful Thursday this week will benefit the Cape May VFW.  The event happens from 4-8pm, and a portion of the proceeds from this time will benefit the organization.  Stop by and help the VFW by grabbing one of Mark Mcpherson’s great beers!

Tomfoolery Brewing‘s Tap-It Thursday will feature Jalepeño a hoppy, citrusy Pale Ale conditioned with whole, fresh jalapeño peppers for a tangy kick.

Friday, May 26th

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 Joe and Mike from Sensamotion.  Great food and a fantastic ever-changing beer menu to have a fun Friday Night!

Tuckahoe Brewing Company Friday Firkin at the Tap Room!  A Pin of Quatrain that was extra dryhopped with Cashmere Hops will be tapped!  No growler fills will be available so go and enjoy this one-off at the brewery!  Also being tapped will be Persistent Allusion, a dry hopped pale ale that is fermented with farmhouse yeast, word on the street is that it is delicious!

Brick House Pub and Grille will feature live music from Mark Stinger Band and has a great selection of local Craft Beer!  Check them out!

ManaFirkin Beer Company, New Jersey’s newest brewery, will be open today from 3-9pm.  Hearing great things about the beer, and looks like half of South Jersey showed up for their grand opening last weekend!  Stop by and welcome them into the South Jersey Beer Community!

Saturday, May 27th

Stone Harbor Pizza Pub is now open and features 5 local South Jersey Craft Beer’s on tap, including Slack Tide, Ludlam Island, Cape May, Glasstown, and 7 Mile.  We stopped in this past weekend and loved the place, great food and great beer!

Glasstown Brewery is the perfect place to catch the Millville Wheels & Wings Airshow featuring the US Navy’s Blue Angels Jet Demonstration Team.  This 2 day event starts at 9am, on Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the Airshow follow the link HERE.  Check out Glasstown Brewery on Facebook for more information.

Clayton Liquors is the place for take-out for local craft beer.  Raj curates 2o 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, May 28th

Ludlam Island Brewery will be having Yoga at the Brewery at 11am.  A beer flight after class is included in the $20 dollar registration fee.   For more information email nicolebreeenyoga@gmail.com or to register click the link HERE

Three 3’s will be having a FUN Run or Walk and Beer event starting at 11:30am.  All are welcome, no age requirement to participate.  Group starts in the Three 3’s Parking Lot ( on 13th at corner of Washington) ending in their tasting room ( if you choose) to enjoy a taste or a pour or even take home a growler.

Attention Beer People!

If your brewery, bar, or bottle shop has an event they would like to include in our weekly listing email us at tara@sjbeerscene.com

Beer 101

Beer 101: Take Out-What are Growlers and Crowlers?

Part 3:  Take Out-What are Growlers and Crowlers?

Well, as promised, here are my views on the growler and crowler thing.  Of course my husband never leaves without one or the other, so I have seen the filling process several times.  So you go to a brewery, you do your flight, order a pint of the beer you like to drink there and make sure its the one you like, and then you want to know how to take some home.  Well your in luck, because you can get your favorite craft beer to go in a growler, which is usually a 1/2 gallon jar, or in a crowler, which is a 32 oz can.  It’s like going into Starbucks and ordering a venti or a short.  It’s all about what size you want and how fast you are going to drink it.

First, I will tell you about a growler only because that is what we have most of in our house.  My husband has started quite the collection, he has one from all the different breweries he has visited.  The first time you buy the growler, get it filled, then bring it back when its empty for more beer. WHAT..….how convenient!  We have a pretty large collection in my house, and there is something in common with all of them, they are dark brown glass jugs.  At first I thought this was just a preference for the brewery because its a dark color, like beer, and manly looking. But, come to find out, the dark brown glass prevents light from getting through to the beer and causing the beer to produce a bad taste or smell, a term we all know as “skunked beer”.   Not all growlers are glass, some are ceramic, stainless steel, or plastic.  From my perspective most are glass, and I am starting to see the stainless in most breweries as well. 

Next they fill the growlers.  But its not as straight forward as you think.  Most growlers are filled in breweries by attaching about a foot long hose to the end of the tap, then sticking the other end  of the hose in the growler to the bottom.  I watched and thought “why are they doing that”.  I found out the answer is that the tube is a specific length to go to bottom of the growler, and it helps to get an effect of filling the growler from the bottom up.  This helps to reduce filling time and save beer.   Another method used is by purging the growler with CO2, which helps eliminate oxygen in the growler before pouring so it keeps the beer fresher longer. Using both of these methods helps give the beer you take home the best taste and longest shelf life.

Now let’s discuss the caps, they are different too.  Some growlers have a tilt top lid, its just like the kitchen canisters I have in my house, if that helps give you a visual.  There is a rubber ring on the inside of the lid which, when shut and latched, helps form an air tight seal on the jug.  Another method I have seen is a standard looking cap, with plastic or another type of lining that gets screwed on the top, then wrapped with electrical tape to form an air tight seal.  I know it sounds weird but thats what they all do to seal in the freshness.  It’s cheap and it works.  The last thing you will see is a homemade tag or label of your chosen beer attached with your new growler that has the name of the beer and the ABV%.  Now you are ready to go home, break the seal and drink your favorite craft beer any time you want.  Best thing is, you have a growler keepsake, whether it is a onetime souvenir, or from the brewery right down the street,  you now have your own refillable growler.

Now we will talk about the crowler.  This is a 32oz take-home can of your favorite beer.  It starts off as an empty, topless aluminum can which is labeled and personalized per brewery, and a lid.  Prior to filling the Crowler, they usually purge a little co2 to the can prior to filling it with beer to help keep it fresh and last longer once sealed.  After filling the can, breweries have this awesome machine that they put the can under which lifts the can up to seal the lid on the can.  It is loud, it spins, and looks like something that belongs in a machine shop.  Once done, voila, you have a fresh 32oz can of your favorite craft beer to take home and put in your frig.  Unlike the growler, this is not refillable, but still a cool keepsake.

      

     

These are the two types of take-home beer options that I have seen so far.  I am sure there are more types and also different styles each brewery uses to produce and sell there awesome craft beer that allows my husband to contribute to their business.  Some people may ask which one should I buy? It all depends on your taste or if you want a collector jug.  The major differences obviously is the size you leave with, and also the shelf life.  Typically, a growler should be consumed in the next 24-72 hours, especially after it has been opened.  The crowlers will last longer, I have seen them in my fridge for weeks and when opened still look and taste like they did at the brewery. 

So there have you my input on take-out beer  from your favorite brewery.  So the next time you go to brewery and get beer to go, pay attention to how they do it.  It really is amazing.  Sometimes I think it seems old fashioned and out of date, but then I think NO!,  this is what makes the craft beer scene so cool.  Making craft beer really is an art, there are so many touches and things done to keep it that way, and taking home freshly made beer is one of them.  It’s gives you a down-to-earth, homey, and folksy feel and it is awesome!  So the next time you go to a brewery, get some of your favorite craft beer to take home in a your very own growler or crowler.   

Tara 

tara@sjbeerscene.com

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!

 

 

 

Events News

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!

 

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 3rd

The Flat Stone Tavern & Grill will be having a Beer and Dinner Pairing featuring Tuckahoe Brewing Company.  The price is $50 and includes tax and gratuity, along with a 4 course dinner and a complimentary extra pint of any of Tuckahoe’s Draft Selections.

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

Slack Tide Brewing Company will be open from 4-8 pm tonight.  Avalon Amber is back on tap for the summer season.  This easy-drinking American Red Ale is modestly hopped and features 6 different malts

Glasstown Brewery bottled up 10 cases Nightcap Bombers for sale today at the brewery from 3-9pm.  The artwork on the bottle is fantastic, and I am sure that Paul and Jennifer have put a fantastic beer inside of it!

Thursday, May 4th

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

Cape May Brewery  Grab your lightsaber and head on over to the brewery for May the 4th Be With Brew: Return of the Bog from 5-8pm.  It is the return of their Cranberry Shandy and they also have we’ve got special One-Offs, Star Wars-themed activities, and a special soda for all you Yodas out there.

Tomfoolery Brewing‘s Tap-It Thursday will feature Spring Saison, This wonderful, aromatic ale is brewed without added spices for a simply delicious down home experience. The french farmhouse yeast develops floral, spicy flavors that excite your senses.

Three 3’s will be hosting a May the 4th Be With You trivia night from 6-8pm.

Friday, May 5th

Tuckahoe Brewing Company will be having a Tap Takeover at Mickey and Minnies from 5-10pm.  In addition to the beer the chef has a special menu, from appetizers to sandwiches to main entrees, all crafted with Tuckahoe’s beer.

Ludlam Island Brewery will be having their Cinco De Mayo Festival from 5pm-Close.  They will be featuring a cask of Kölsch style ale conditioned on fresh jalenpeño and lime zest.  Also there is games, prizes, a best mustache competition, and tacos!

Garden State Beer Company will be having their weekly Quizzo challenge starting at 7pm

Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House will be having live music by The Usual Suspects! One of the best Tap Lists in South Jersey, and Guy Fieri endorsed eats! Band is on from 9pm-1am, no cover!

Tomfoolery Brewing Company will be having a special Cinco De Mayo release of their Mole Mexicana, A mexican chocolate chili cinnamon beer made with real chocolate and dried guajilo, ancho, and habanero peppers.  There will be a limited amount of 22 oz bombers for purchase on site.

Saturday, May 6th

The Spring Tide Festival & Boat Show, Stone Harbor. Join us for our Annual Spring Tide Festival & Boat Show in the heart of Stone Harbor! Beautiful boats on display, local brew by Slack Tide Brewing Company & 7 Mile Brewery, live music by Patty Blee & Ernie Trionfo and more, delicious local eats, artisans & PIRATES!

 

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

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 7th

Rocco’s Town House in Hammonton has a great local beer list and fantastic food.  Looking for something different in South Jersey? Give them a try! Open daily at 4pm.

Tuckahoe Brewing Company will be having a special tour and tasting event to support The Community Partnershipe for EHT Schools at 6pm.  Tickets are $25 and only 50 will be available for this special event.  For information click HERE