Lakewood: Mike (njcb) makes this soup for his wife and never gets to eat any of it because it’s sooo good that she usually just eats, errr drinks it before he can get to it. It’s a vegan butternut squash and sweet potato soup with onions, garlic, black pepper and chili. It’s not spicy, it’s creamy with a touch of smokey heat. Whatever, that’s boring. I told Jason at Icarus Brewing Co. about it and he’s like, let’s make a beer with it. It’s being debuted at Central Jersey Beer Festival, however, we’re going to officially release it at Icarus the night before. Build Me Up Butternut is a creamy porter at 8% ABV inspired by this handcrafted, original soup recipe. It’s creamy, it’s smooth, it’s halloween. Soooooo, let’s party on Friday the 13th with music, a food truck near by, beer and don’t forget your halloween costumes!
$1 off pints for NJCB Members and everyone is invited to try Build Me Up Butternut and all of the other Icarus beers. If you can’t make it on October 13, no worries, we’ll have it at CJFB the following day and various other locations around the Ocean and Monmouth counties.
—> October 13. The brewery opens at 3. Team NJCB will be there after 5PM for the release.