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Montville: MASH Club Only Competition is happening at Poor Henry’s
Richard from MASH said on Tuesday, June 19 from 07:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Join us for our June Club Only Competition at Poor Henry’s featuring Trappist Ales (Category 26 in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). All MASH Members are welcome to bring 64 ounces of their homebrewed Trappist Ale to be judged in the best of show format.
Points will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners towards the MASH Homebrewer of the Year Award. Please feel free to arrive early for dinner and a pint from the amazing beer selection.
Pompton Lakes: Sunday FunDay with Dad is happening at Beef Trust Kitchen & Bar
John from Beef Trust Kitchen & Bar said on Sunday, June 17 from 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
This Sunday we will be Tapping Maine Lunch @ a Special Price for Dad.
$8/ 16oz Pint (Instead of $13).. Sorry No Growlers its a Small Keg.
Lunch is a special whale that has been spotted off the Maine coast since 1982. She has what looks like a bite taken out of her fin, which adds to her unique character. We dedicate this beer to her determination and persistence. Keep on swimming!
Long Valley: Andrea from Long Valley Brewpub alerted us to the new brewmaster, Michael Formisano. Here is a sample of some of the new beers Michael’s putting out. Restaurant Village at Long Valley is located at One Fairmount Road in Long Valley. Call the brewpub 908-876-1122 or visit their site for more details. Don’t forget to join the Membership Club and save $5 off $30 of food (pre tip and tax) & $5 pints at the Brewpub.
I asked Mike some questions about himself and what he likes to drink and brew. Here are the results!
I’ve been brewing for 14 years. I started out as a home brewer, winning 80 regional and national awards over a four year span, including a Gold Medal in 2011 at the National Homebrew Competition, the largest beer competition in the world, as well as a Silver Medal in the 2013 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition. I brewed one of my personal recipes with New Belgium Brewing Company, and the Beer placed second among 100 entries. I also have experience brewing with Rockbottom Restaurants, Golden City Brewery, and Oskar Blues, from Longmont, CO. Most recently, I was the Research and Development Brewer for the Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, on the north shore of Lake Wallenpaupack, in Hawley, Pa.
There are many great beers in the marketplace right now, such as Pliny the Elder from Russian River in California, Yeti from Great Divide in Colorado, Heady Topper from Vermont, and then international beers, classics like Pilsner Urquell, the ales brewed from Fullers and from Youngs in England. Maybe one of my longstanding favorites has to be Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Chocolate Stout. A great beer to pair with Vanilla Ice Cream on a Sunday Night!
I don’t have a specific style that’s a favorite, but I tend to gravitate to English Ales and German Lagers.
Belmar: Taproom Release of Test Dept. Duck Sauce IPA – very limited is happening at Beach Haus Brewery
John from Beach Haus Brewery said on Friday, June 15 from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Back in 2009 after one of our countless brew session in the garage our brewmaster threatened to make an IPA using the Duck Sauce packets we had collected from dozens of afternoon chinese food runs we made throughout the years. We laughed at the time…but this Friday he is actually making true on his word!
Introducing Test Dept. Duck Sauce IPA!
A classic English Style IPA aged on many little packets of Duck Sauce along with pineapple and apricot.
The extended aging on the duck sauce, pineapple and apricot creates a re-fermentation so the finish is surprisingly dry and a little tart. Faint notes of fruit can be detected just on top of the Galena, Cascade, Columbus and Horizon hops used in the boil and for dry hopping.
Pours a deep orange ( as a good duck sauce should) with a tight white head.
This is a VERY LIMITED run so no left-overs for you!
West Orange: 5th Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest is happening at The Arc of Essex County
Nicole from The Arc of Essex County said on Thursday, September 27 from 06:30 pm to 09:30 pm
The Arc of Essex County will host the 5th Annual Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest on September 27th at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, NJ. All proceeds will benefit The Arc’s programs and services that support individuals with Down syndrome, Autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.
Attendees will enjoy a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, an awards program, and a silent auction while supporting The Arc of Essex County. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased through the event website, www.uncorkedanduncapped.com.
The Arc of Essex County is the largest service provider to individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Essex County, New Jersey. The Arc is committed to fostering achievement through programs, services, and supports that ignite a positive, fulfilling, and rewarding quality of life.
Deptford: Growler Station’s 6th Annual Birthday Event is happening at Bobkat Liquors
Brian from Bobkat Liquors said on Saturday, June 16 from 09:00 am to 10:00 pm
This year our Growler Station turns 6 years old! We will be tapping 14 incredible beers and celebrating all day long. Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel will be sampling their line of craft beef jerky. Free Hot Dogs for all starting at 11, and some other free give aways. This is the day we thank our customers for their patronage, whilst sampling some amazing craft beer.
Bobkat Liquors is located at 1361 Delsea Dr., Deptford, online, Facebook and Twitter too. NJCB Members, this is for you! $2 off 64oz growler fills! Bring them in and load up!