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Cricket Hill releasing Simcoe-hopped 2x IPA; pumpkin ale, Belgian dubbel in pipeline

Cricket Hill releasing Simcoe-hopped 2x IPA; pumpkin ale, Belgian dubbel in pipeline

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Bourbon barrel porter returning in late 2014

By Jeff Linkous

  Cricket Hill Brewery is ushering in the second half of 2014 with a Simcoe-hopped double IPA. Simcoenotic Imperial IPA…

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Departed Soles picks Jersey City site for gluten-free brewery

Departed Soles picks Jersey City site for gluten-free brewery

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Brewery lands location in A&P's historic warehouse

By Jeff Linkous

Departed Soles Brewing Company has taken a giant step, if you pardon the pun, in its plans to brew and…

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On heels of Michigan confab, an AHA rally in New Jersey

On heels of Michigan confab, an AHA rally in New Jersey

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At Flying Flying, homebrewers toast their passion for making beer

By Jeff Linkous

The first-ever American Homebrewers Association rally to be held in New Jersey drew a healthy crowd to Flying Fish Brewing…

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Carton adds 'Weasel' and double IPA to its canned beer lineup

Carton adds 'Weasel' and double IPA to its canned beer lineup

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Seasonal, 2 flagships now in cans for Atlantic Highlands brewer

By Jeff Linkous

Carton Brewing’s hoppy session ale, Boat, has a first mate – and a passenger. The Monmouth County craft brewer last…

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Flying Fish FU Sandy returns in 12-oz bottles

Flying Fish FU Sandy returns in 12-oz bottles

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Wheat-pale ale again doing fundraising duty

By Jeff Linkous

  Flying Fish’s hybrid wheat-pale ale, FU Sandy, is back, this time in 12-packs of 12-ounce bottles. The Somerdale brewery…

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Ramstein's summer bock returns for 2014

Ramstein's summer bock returns for 2014

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'Supercharged blonde bock' taps June 14

By Jeff Linkous

High Point Brewing is bringing its Ramstein summer bock back around for a fourth year. The 7% ABV, draft-only beer…

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Bolero Snort announces summer wheat, Grazer

Bolero Snort announces summer wheat, Grazer

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New seasonal in draft, 12-oz bottles

By Jeff Linkous

  Bolero Snort’s Mosaic dry-hopped summer wheat beer hits the market on Friday. The 4.2% ABV beer, called Grazer, joins…

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Canner, Spellbound's last piece of equipment, arrives

Canner, Spellbound's last piece of equipment, arrives

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'Next truck is going to have our brewing ingredients'

By Jeff Linkous

  After a parade of stainless steel-laden trucks to Spellbound Brewing’s loading dock, the next delivery truck to pull up…

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Forgotten Boardwalk releases photo of completed brewhouse

Forgotten Boardwalk releases photo of completed brewhouse

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By Jeff Linkous

  Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing has released an image of their completed 30-barrel brewhouse. In an email to people who signed…

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Video: Spellbound takes delivery of brewhouse

Video: Spellbound takes delivery of brewhouse

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By Jeff Linkous

Spellbound Brewing enters a homestretch with its buildout. The Mount Holly brewery on Thursday took delivery of its 20-barrel brewhouse…

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VIDEO: Garden State Brewfest-2014

VIDEO: Garden State Brewfest-2014

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Third year for growing festival

By Jeff Linkous

Some scenes from the 2014 Garden State Brewfest held in Berkeley Heights (May 10). This year marked the third time…

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Beach Haus talks Belmar brewery buildout; brewing equipment on order

Beach Haus talks Belmar brewery buildout; brewing equipment on order

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Interior work to start in April

By Jeff Linkous

East Coast Beer expects to start interior work this spring at what will become the company’s new home in Monmouth…

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Tom-KehoeIt may seem intimidating to be a steward of a legacy that stretches back to the very moment King George III got served, namely with the divorce papers we celebrate as the Declaration of Independence.

But for Tom Kehoe and his Yards Brewing Company, playing a part in that American Revolution stewardship is an enormous source of pride.

For a decade and a half, the Philly craft brewery and City Tavern , a living-history restaurant in Old City Philadelphia, have been curators of historic beers, brewing and serving a quartet of 18th century ales, made from recipes walked back to heavy hitters in America’s Founding Fathers lineup.

“I love having this on my back,” Kehoe says. “I love the beers.”

The re-created spruce ale, porter, and pale and golden ales – Ales of the Revolution – go well beyond telling us how Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington satisfied their thirst.

They’re a tangible history lesson that puts brewhouse and tavern in the timeline of two of our earliest presidents and two of our shrewdest statesmen. The ales let us have a beer with our Founders, toast our past and future (and the pursuit of happiness) with some folks whose best work – our country’s way of life – still commands a big party every summer and is never far from our thoughts.

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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