Belford: Belftoberfest is happening at Belford Brewing Company
Kevin from Belford Brewing Company said on October 1 2016 from 12:00 pm to 08:00 pm
CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST BELFORD-STYLE! Belford Brewing Company Hosts ‘BELFTOBERFEST’ Celebration With Grand Opening of New Tap & Tasting Room October 1
Belford section of Middletown, N.J. (Monmouth County) Saturday, October 1st will be the happiest day in Belford when The Belford Brewing Company, located at 84 Leonardville Road, Belford, hosts the Third Annual ‘Belftoberfest’ from 12-8 p.m. The event, a German-style celebration of seasonal beers, will feature a selection of 12 different beers, including several German beers, seasonal beers, and the regular menu of unique craft beers created by the brewery. The event also marks the official grand opening of the new tap & tasting room, a casual and comfortable space which will allow the brewery to increase production and to accommodate larger community events and private parties. Admission to the event is free. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Middletown Mayor Gerard Scharfenberger will be held in the afternoon on October 1.
The telephone number for the Belford Brewing Company is (732) 769-7168. Regular operating hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 5.30-8.30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. The brewery is also available for special events, fundraisers and private parties. More information on the Belford Brewing Company and the full menu of beers is available on the website, www.belfordbrewing.com.
About The Belford Brewing Company
The Belford Brewing Company has a storefront location in the historic area known as Campbell’s Junction, a unique business district which was once a trolley transportation hub. Owned by brothers Mike and Kevin Enny, who are proud Belford natives, the Belford Brewing Company is Middletown’s first brewery and opened on August 1, 2014, International Beer Day. Somewhat different from other breweries who traditionally do not maintain a storefront presence, both Mike and Kevin cited the historical roots of the community when starting the business. Everything right down to the names of the beers has a story and a special meaning. The brewery offers 24 different beer labels, which are rotated on a regular basis. All of the beers – Crowweed Stout, Wares Creek Pale Ale, and Lobster Pot are a few examples, and also happen to be the three beers the brewery was founded upon – have historical and personal significance and refer to places that actually exist in Belford or have been part of the fabric of life. “Belford is our home, and there is a lot of history here,” noted Kevin. He added, “It was very important for us to open here in our hometown, to create a sense of community with a storefront that people in the neighborhood could walk to, and to pay tribute to the people, places and stories that have built this community.” Kevin explained that Belford has a long history as a fishing village, referring to the Belford Seaport and Belford Seafood Cooperative, and added that at one time, fishing was the main industry. As a result, the brewery has a very rustic appearance with nautical décor and wood accents, which is reminiscent of the wooden planks used to build docks. Personal experiences from owners Mike and Kevin played a role when assigning names to the beers, like ‘Wet Side Pilsner,’ which denotes the side of Belford where the brothers grew up; ‘Lost Beach,’ a humorous story of a brew gone bad then resurrected; and ‘Smoke Eater,’ which recognizes friends around town who are firefighters. This sense of place, seasoned with barrels full of pride and humor, is something that these two brothers and beloved Belford sons plan on preserving, just like the special memories and beers that they brew along the way.
Current NJCB members receive two $1 tokens for any school (flight) as usual. This will also be our grand opening of our new beer hall tasting room. Follow us on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/belfordbrewingcompany