Rope Swing Hops, a NJ based hop farm

Rope Swing Hops

Newtown: There’s a new hop farm on the rise in Sussex County and they need our help. I spoke to Colin from Rope Swing Hops and a NJCB Member about his hop farm project. Here is what we know and how you can help using Kickstarter. We’re a growing family of farmers, craftsman, and home brewers. […]

Revise NJ Growler Law petition

A loyal NJCB Member, Bhavik Patel, sent over this information about his petition to revise the law on growler fills in New Jersey The main reason we are trying to get this change is, to allow all licenses to fill and sell growlers, current law only allows very few to do so. With the addition of […]

2013 Gretchen Brew NJ Calendar

Our friend Gretchen former brewer at Basil T’s among other projects sent over her new project. I saw the calendar a few weeks back while having a beer with Gretchen and it’s awesome. Liberty, Prosperity & Craftbeer — NJ’s Microbreweries 2013 Calendar featuring images from 13 NJ micros and brewpubs, including Flying Fish, Cricket Hill, Kane, Basil […]

Oast House Hop Farm

Check out the Oast House Hop Farm and see the folks there are doing in Burlington County!  You can find them on Facebook and Twitter and their Kickstarter project as well. Beau, one of the founders of the project said that he feels think the biggest thing the NJ Community can do to help out […]

NJ Farm Brewery License Petition

Check out this petition and let’s help local brewers and the hop famers in Jersey.  This is from Sarah, one of the people behind Isaac Budd Farm, a local Burlington County based hop farm. This is a petition to support a proposed bill that would create a brewery license for farmers who would be brewing […]

The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing are official!

This just in from Hunterdon!!! The New Year will bring a wave of excitement to beer enthusiasts in New Jersey. Hunterdon Distributors is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to distribute the highly acclaimed beers of Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey. In addition to an assortment of their most well-known beers, […]

The PubScout reports that Sella is leaving…..

As reported by The PubScout, Sella to leave as Uno’s Brewer.  Mike Sella is replacing Gretchen Schmidhausler at Basil T’s in Red Bank.  Uno’s will continue to brew beer.  More details to come on that soon. Thoughts?

Happy Beer Day


In 1933 during the Prohibition Era, the Cullen-Harrison Act was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on March 23rd. That law was enacted on April 7th allowing the brewing and sale of beer in the United States again as long as it was < 3.2% (4% ABV). It’s said that people waited in line […]

Beer for Babes

Beer for Babes, a South Jersey based group of female beer lovers got a great mention online this week.  Check out this article at  Tara, the founder, is a beer lover and writer.  This group of ladies goes out to beer events, runs beer dinners and keeps South Jersey active in the female beer […]

Shiner in NJ!

From The Spoetzl Brewery, the country’s fourth largest craft brewer and maker of the legendary Shiner Bock, will begin distribution in New Jersey April 1. The first public appearance will be at the 2011 Atlantic City Beer Festival, with distribution to retailers and on-premise locations across the state beginning the same week. Shiner will be […]