Culinary Classic & Harvest beer tasting

Marion from The Foodbank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties sent over these two events that are fundraisers for The Foodbank including a beer festival. Here’s what she has to say.

I hope you can help us get the word out about two upcoming events to benefit the FoodBank.

First is the Culinary Classic on Monday, 9/22, which features dozens of shore area eateries. Our newest addition this year is Beach Haus brewery, which is opening a brand new facility in Belmar.

See below for the play by play!

The second event is a beer tasting hosted by our friends at AHEPA on October 18.

Here is a PDF with more information and you can order tickets from

On October 18th. The Order of AHEPA Chapter 517 is having a Harvest Beer Tasting. We are proud to say that we will have a great selection of quality hand crafted premium beers to taste.

It’s going to be a fun filled evening for both guys and girls (21 and older). Along with the great tasting beers we are having entertainment and food

Here are the beers to be poured.

  • Dogfish Head Estrusca
  • Founders Rubaeus
  • Founders Double Trouble
  • Green Flash Road Warrior
  • Lagunitas Daytime IPA
  • River Horse Hop Hazard
  • River Horse Special Ale
  • River Horse Lager
  • Rogue Dead Guy
  • St. Johns Tropical Mango
  • Schlafly Dry Hopped APA
  • Troegs Trogenator Cans
  • Old Forge T-Rail
  • Weyerbacher Imp. Pumpkin
  • Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA
  • Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale
  • Dominion Brewing Oak Barrel Stout
  • Ballast Point Calico Amber
  • Belford Brewery Lobster Pot Ale
  • Belford Brewery Wares Creek Pale Ale
  • Artisans West Coast IPA
  • Artisans Red Ale

Use the code ahepa to save $5 on tickets to the event. Order online using eventbrite.

harvest tasting

23rd Annual Culinary Classic Features the Jersey Shore’s Finest Restaurants

What:             23rd Annual Culinary Classic, featuring the Jersey Shore’s best restaurants, wines, specialty cocktails and craft beers to benefit The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

When:            Monday, September 22, 2014                        5 – 9 p.m.

Where:           Doolan’s Shore Club, 700 State Highway 71, Spring Lake Heights, NJ

SPRING LAKE HEIGHTS  – The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties will hold its 23rd Annual Culinary Classic tasting event on Monday, September 22, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Doolan’s Shore Club in Spring Lake Heights. Guests will enjoy selections from area restaurants, along with fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails. All proceeds will benefit the FoodBank, a nonprofit organization that works to alleviate hunger and build food secure communities in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.

Participating restaurants include (to date – more restaurants will be added):

Asbury Park: Kitschens Catering, Langosta Lounge; Porta; Belmar: Brandl, Jersey Shore BBQ; Brick: RiverWatch; Freehold: Clover Hill Coffee; Holmdel: Dearborn Market; Long Branch: McLoone’s Restaurants;  Manalapan: Wegman’s; Manasquan: Sweet Tease; Monmouth Beach: Beach Tavern; Neptune: Stop & Shop; Ocean Grove: Yvonne’s Café; Point Pleasant Beach: Joe Leone’s Catering, The Beanery; Red Bank: Taste, The Melting Pot; Sea Bright: Ama Ristorante; Sea Girt: Fratello’s, Scarborough Fair; SouthSeaside Park: Chef Mike’s ABG; Spring Lake: Black Trumpet, Sweet Tease Spring Lake Heights: Doolan’s Shore Club; Wall: Chocolate Carousel; West Long Branch: Branches Catering.

Beer, wine and cocktails will be offered by: Beach Haus Brewery, Egan’s Liquors, Fedway Associates, Gallo Wines, Krave Spirits, and Shore Point Distributers.

Entertainment will be provided by: The Moroccan Sheeperders and Nicole and Denise 

The FoodBank’s Culinary Classic is the original, the biggest and the best tasting event in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The event is sponsored by David and Les Offenberg, NJ Bankers Association, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Jersey Mike’s Subs, In Memory of Jessica E. Leshay, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, and Wegman’s. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased by calling (732) 918-2600 or online at VIP tickets, with table service and early admission to the VIP reception, are $125

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