News from the Brewer’s Guild. Take a look below.
Cape May Brewing Releases Imperial IPA
Cape May Brewing Company released their first batch of the Imperial IPA packed with centennial hops in every step of the process. It was so popular it ran out in one hour. They have more in the fermenters so keep an eye on their Facebook page and website for the next release.
Cape May Brewing will be at the 2012 Atlantic City Beer Fest pouring OFS. Look for them there!
They are now on tap at Lucky Bones, Sea Salt and Cabana’s in Cape May. Cape May Brewing Company is looking forward to what 2012 will bring for their small company.
Coming this Month from Flying Fish: Red Fish
From the Flying Fish Brewing Company newswire:
Well, we tried naming this beer Scarlet Fever, but the Feds would not approve our label because it was also the name of a disease. Since we’re plumb out of time and other great name ideas, we’re calling this West Coast hoppy red ale, Red Fish. Columbus, Chinook and Cascade hops give the beer a robust piney nose. Two-row, crystal and cara-red malts give the beer a malty background and a 7% abv.
Red Fish will be available in draft only starting mid-January and only for a short while for now.
Also Coming this Month: Come up with a New Name for Red Fish.
Based on early feedback, we’re thinking of keeping this beer as a full-time offering, but we really want a better name. Send us your suggestions. The winning suggestion will receive a $100 Flying Fish gift card and a couple of goodies from our cellar.
Sweet 15 for JJ Bitting
For the winter months of February and March JJ Bitting Brewing Company will be serving an Abbey Ale to celebrate their 15th anniversary. The “Barley Legal” Barleywine will make its annual return. “Great Scot! Ale”, a 90 Shilling style strong scotch ale, will be available well into February. Keep your eyes out for the introduction of an oak aged cream stout as well!
Kane Brewing Featured in One Year Rare Beer Blowout
Kane Brewing Company will be sending a special beer to the TapHouse Grille in Wayne, NJ for their One Year Rare Beer Blowout! The event takes place Wednesday, January 11th at 6 PM. 24 amazingly rare and unique drafts are featured and paired with food.
Also on tap for Kane:
1/11: Beer Dinner and Tasting – Nicchio Ristorante in Belmar, NJ
1/19: Beer Tasting Dinner – Salt Creek Grille in Rumson, NJ
1/21: As sponsor of the Art House Productions, Snow Ball 2012 Kane Brewing will be pouring beer at the fund raising event in Jersey City.
1/27: Meet The Brewery Event – Murphy’s Suds and Sawdust in Rumson, NJ
1/28: Kane Brewing will be the featured guest on the “Final Gravity” podcast
Bean There Done That, Vanilla Porter at Krogh’s
Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta, will be tapping a Vanilla Porter on Wednesday, 1/11. Come on out of the cold and try this one!
Their next beer will be an Alt Beer followed by an E.S.B., and next month they will be brewing the 2011 Best of Show beer from the NJ State Fair. This year’s winning selection is a Maibok and that will be due out in April.
Happy New Year from Krogh’s! Please call them with any questions or to make a reservation — (973) 729-8428!
Ice Storm Coming from High Point
The High Point Brewing Company gift shop and tasting room will be opened Monday through Friday 9:30 AM-6:30 PM and Saturday from 1-4 PM. These hours are subject to weather conditions so call in advance or check their Facebook page to confirm.
As in previous years, there will be no guided tours until March 10th but samples, self tours and packaged purchases are available during the prescribed gift shop hours.
For fans of Ramstein Ice Storm Icebock, look for availability during end of January. Check their Facebook page to confirm.
All Aboard the Harvest Moon Siberian Express
The Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe will be tapping their Siberian Express Imperial Stout in the next few weeks. They are also starting a barrel aging program. They will be starting with two bourbon barrels. The first beers from the barrels should be out sometime in February or March.