Reporting on NJ Breweries Since 2007
BSL Placeholder
BSL Placeholder2
« »
Thursday, 15 August 2013 21:12

Pumpkin ale, new bottler at Tuckahoe

Tuckahoe Pumpkin Ale
A
freshly
uncrated bottler sits beside some fermenters at Tuckahoe Brewing; the bottler figures into a reworked approach to managing demand for Tuckahoe beers and better serving the northern Cape May County brewery's markets, which now include the west side of South Jersey.

Amanda Cardinali-2Earlier this year, Tuckahoe had planned to step up to a 15-barrel brewhouse, and the owners of the 20-month-old ale-maker explored taking on investors and examined some bank financing. But they never found terms via either route that were a suitable fit.

Thus a revised plan for the need-to-grow Tuckahoe: a mix of bank loan and self-financing that has meant the addition of the two new 3.5-barrel fermenters, a new grain mill to replace a troublesome one, plus the six-head 12-ounce bottle filler bought from Meheen Manufacturing in Pasco, Washington (about four hours southeast of Seattle). Co-owners Chris Konicki and Matt McDevitt will fly to Washington State next week for a crash course on how to operate the new bottler.

Published in News
Thursday, 15 August 2013 20:35

Pilot brewing a pumpkin porter

Amanda Cardinali-2
Eight months on the job and Amanda Cardinali is already getting a chance in the spotlight.

The assistant brewer at Tuckahoe Brewing is piloting a beer for an account the brewery has in Smithville, just outside Atlantic City. Tuckahoe is also working on an IPA for Fred & Ethel's Lantern Light Tavern.

But it's a pumpkin porter that Amanda and her boyfriend, Sean Towers, took a turn at brewing a 5-gallon batch of on Wednesday, after she helped brew a 3-barrel batch of Dennis Creek Pale, Tuckahoe's top-selling beer.

Published in News
Monday, 12 August 2013 13:46

Cricket Hill recalls foamy Hopnotic IPA

Cricket Hill Brewing has recalled 200 cases of its flagship India pale ale because the beer is overcarbonated.

The brewery announced the recall of Hopnotic IPA Monday morning in an email blast to its followers and apologized for the inconvenience that the production and packaging error caused.

Published in News
Thursday, 01 August 2013 16:35

Iron Hill Voorhees – Friday, Aug. 9th

Iron Hill Foursome

Four years after it opened a long-awaited restaurant-brewery in New Jersey, the nation's No. 7 brewpub chain is poised to open its second location in the Garden State – the home state of its founders – and its 10th location overall.

When the doors to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in the Voorhees Town Center open Friday (Aug. 9th), the Wilmington, Delaware-based chain will become the second brewpub enterprise in New Jersey to ever have more than one location in the Garden State, and the only brewpub to have two sites currently in operation this side of the Delaware River.

Published in News
Monday, 29 July 2013 19:39

Craft brewers see strong 6 months

Brewery Growth
U.S. craft brewers had a strong first half of 2013, with dollar sales up 15 percent and beer production volume up 13 percent, the Brewers Association announced Monday (July 29).

And, says the Colorado-based trade association representing most U.S. craft breweries, the figures show a continued upslope of multiyear growth for craft beer.

Published in News
Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:28

Pour-A-Palooza 2013

Some images from the 5th annual Pour-A-Palooza fest held Saturday, July 27, at the Pour House in Westmont. (Click the image to bring up the carousel.) 

Published in News
Friday, 26 July 2013 12:57

An afternoon with Iron Hill brewers

IH PromoThe Iron Hill brewpub chain broke into the top 10 of a national ranking of U.S. brewpubs this year.

The Brewers Association's list is based on beer production, and Iron Hill's Maple Shade location, in short order, emerged as a leader among the company's nine locations.

For four years, Maple Shade was Iron Hill's only New Jersey brewery, with the other eight locations spread among Delaware and Pennsylvania.

But their new Voorhees site will soon change that (opening is set for Aug. 5), and it will invariably help Iron Hill move closer to the top 5 of that BA ranking.

Ahead of the Voorhees location's kickoff, Iron Hill is holding a meet the brewers afternoon in Maple Shade, with host brewer Chris LaPierre and Kevin Walters, who came over from Iron Hill's Lancaster, Pa., site to brew in Voorhees.

Getting a chance to talk to both brewers is a great opportunity, because Iron Hill is really responsive to customer suggestions when it comes to beers.

Published in News
Saturday, 20 July 2013 05:31

Carton Brewing: And so it Gose

Carton BarrelsWith American brewers and craft beer, anything goes.

At Carton Brewing on Sunday (July 21), it's gose (pronounced GOH-suh) ...

And clams. 

The Atlantic Highlands brewery, soon to notch a second anniversary as a member of the Garden State's craft brewing industry, will release its take on the tart, mildly salty German wheat beer, probably best known from the Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof brand in the tall flask-like bottles found on the shelves of liquor stores with ambitious import sections.

Digger – the name of Carton's 4% ABV rendition – is a mid-summer, über small-batch brew, perfect for long hot days and sultry late-July evenings.

Published in News
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 12:31

Rye beer in Bolero Snort pipeline

Bolero Bob AndrewJuly looks to be a pivotal month for Bolero Snort Brewery.

The Bergen County beer company expects to have a second fermenter installed at its contracted brewer, High Point Brewing, within days, a move that will put a third Bolero Snort beer on the market.

The beer, There's No Rye-ing in Basebull (yes, it's a take on Tom Hanks' line in 'A League of Their Own') will be a 4.2% ABV quaffable pilsner-like rye beer, available in bottle and draft and available in late summer.

Published in News
Monday, 15 July 2013 11:41

A Ramstein one-off, plus Oktoberfest

High Point BarrelAnother foray into one-off beers by weizen beer specialist High Point Brewing, which also for the first time bottled a non-wheat beer under its Ramstein brand.

Additionally of note for High Point: The brewery has gotten the earliest jump ever on producing its signature Oktoberfest seasonal.

Published in News
Page 1 of 2

Upcoming Events

  • 17 Nov
    Mini (4-beer) Cask Fest @ Little Dog Brewing 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

  • 17 Nov
    Kryptonite Imperial IPA release @ Iron Hill Maple Shade 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM

  • 17 Nov - 17 Nov
  • 17 Nov - 17 Nov
  • 17 Nov - 18 Nov
  • 18 Nov - 18 Nov
  • 18 Nov - 18 Nov
  • 18 Nov - 19 Nov
  • 19 Nov - 19 Nov
  • 19 Nov - 20 Nov
  • 19 Nov - 20 Nov
  • 20 Nov - 20 Nov
  • 20 Nov - 21 Nov
  • 21 Nov - 21 Nov
  • 21 Nov - 21 Nov