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Rinn Duin marks 1st anniversary with 365 Blackthorn, and talks about what's ahead

Rinn Duin marks 1st anniversary with 365 Blackthorn, and talks about what's ahead

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Eye on Philly and NYC markets

By Jeff Linkous

Rinn Duin Brewing celebrated its first anniversary (see video here) with a limited release, 365 Blackthorn, an 8.1% ABV Irish…

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Kane, Flying Fish win 2014 GABF gold in barrel-aged stout, English pale categories

Kane, Flying Fish win 2014 GABF gold in barrel-aged stout, English pale categories

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Also: Iron Hill brewpub chain keeps 18-year medal winning streak alive

By Jeff Linkous

  A big win for Kane Brewing's barrel-aging program, and a return to the winners circle for the Garden State's…

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Mount Holly, a two-brewery town, and a place to watch the craft beer effect

Mount Holly, a two-brewery town, and a place to watch the craft beer effect

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Burlington County town a likely NJ case study on beer's economic clout

By Jeff Linkous

Spellbound Brewing in Mount Holly got its state brewer's license last week and didn't waste any time before brewing a…

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Video: A look at Oast House's third crop of Jersey-grown hops

Video: A look at Oast House's third crop of Jersey-grown hops

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Kane, Triumph use farm's Chinook, Columbus, Cascade and Nugget cones

By Jeff Linkous

Oast House Hop Farm has its biggest harvest yet of the Columbus, Chinook, Cascade and Nugget cones. Beau Byrtus, one…

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After 5 years, Lappy says so long to Iron Hill's first NJ location; heads to IH Chestnut Hill

After 5 years, Lappy says so long to Iron Hill's first NJ location; heads to IH Chestnut Hill

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Well-seasoned brewer with big influence on South Jersey beer culture

By Jeff Linkous

After five years of making the beers at Iron Hill's Maple Shade brewpub, head brewer Chris LaPierre is saying goodbye…

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With a fresh N.J. license, ex-Basil T brewer Gretchen Schmidhausler returns as a brewery owner

With a fresh N.J. license, ex-Basil T brewer Gretchen Schmidhausler returns as a brewery owner

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Early October opening likely; brewing to commence mid-September

By Jeff Linkous

Jersey brewer Gretchen Schmidhausler has been going to the Great American Beer Festival for the past 16 years, serving as…

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Why are they flinging soft pretzels into the mash at Flying Fish?

In a word: saison. In three more: Philly Beer Week.

Philly Pharmhouse saison is the result of this year’s annual Brotherly Suds collaboration for PBW, which begins Friday, May 29, with Opening Tap, the evening kickoff ceremony that will feature Philly Pharmhouse.

Philly Beer Week began in 2008, and the saison marks the sixth occasion for the collaboration among Philadelphia-area craft brewers.

Flying Fish Brewing, located, of course, in the New Jersey-side ’burb of Somerdale, was chosen to host this year’s five-brewer collaboration, turning out the 7% ABV saison spiced with mustard seed and black pepper, and dosed with soft pretzels for a photo op.

Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing and Gene Muller of Flying Fish explain in the video.

 

Thursday, 16 April 2015 12:27

Video: Take-home draft beer in a can

A piece on a new dimension in take-home beer, courtesy of I Drink Good Beer. 

Two brewery openings on Saturday to highlight.

You’ll find beers by Spellbound Brewing in the beer tent at Mount Holly’s annual Witches Ball  outdoor costume party in Mill Race Village.

It’s a soft opening for Spellbound, a public debut by Mount Holly’s second craft brewery to open in less than a year. (Spellbound’s just under a mile away from Village Idiot Brewing. Look for Village Idiot to also be at the Witches Ball; Flying Fish will also be pouring there.) The brewery is also among sponsors of 5k charity race the next day.

Co-owner John Companick explains further in the video.

Elsewhere, Forgotten Boardwalk opens to the general public. The Cherry Hill brewery has been teasing its beers to a members-only club over the past couple of weeks. FB opens at noon.

 

Here’s one from the Beer-Stained Letter video archive, a piece from 2008.

That year, Weyerbacher Brewing responded to a hop shortage by taking a shot at growing an acre of hops in northeast Pennsylvania.

The Easton, Pa., brewery got some key knowledge-base assistance from Snyder Farm in Hunterdon County, the Rutgers University research farm that did some hop-growing trials back in the late 1990s. Snyder was thus able to offer Weyerbacher some guidance on its hops project.

Weyerbacher reaped a small, but still impressive, haul in August 2008 that went straight into a fresh-hop harvest ale. 

 

A glimpse at Flying Fish's bottling line, the largest craft beer bottling line in the state. 

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