NJ Brewery Guild update

This was sent over late last week.

Guild Legislation on Governor’s Desk

After a 64-13 win in the Assembly and a 39-0 vote in the Senate, the Garden State Craft Brewers bill is now on the desk of Governor Chris Christie. He has some time before he needs to sign the bill, but we will be asking for your help one more time to reach out to him on this opportunity to expand craft brewing, jobs and tourism in the state.

We’ll be putting out more information on how you can help in the next few weeks. Here’s just one of many positive stories about the changes for NJ that our bill will create.


16th Annual Beer Fest A Record Success

A record-high 19 New Jersey breweries poured beers at the recent Beer on the Battleship festival attended by more than 600 people. First-time breweries included Carton, Cape May, Kane, Tuckahoe and Turtle Stone. This year featured a sold out VIP session giving attendees first crack at some rare beers and opportunity to speak with the brewers before the festival got into full swing.

Thanks to all the staff at the Battleship NJ, the great Cabin Dogs band and all our volunteers for making this one of the best fests around.



Join Cape May Brewing For Their First Birthday

Cape May Brewing Company turns one year old on July 7th. Come celebrate with them at the brewery from 12-5! There is lots of celebrate from their first year — between expanding twice, a gold medal and an economic development loan. They will have music and beer!

The Cape May Brewing expansion is nearly complete. The fermentors are in, brew system is in place and the tasting room is under construction. They will have already brewed on the new system by the time this newsletter goes out.

Cape May Brewing is up to a whopping seven accounts and they will be expanding their hours this summer. Stay tuned for more details…



American Joe Schwarzbier Hits Harvest Moon Taps

July is shaping up to be an exciting month for new beers at the Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe. American Joe Schwarzbier will finally be hitting the taps the last week of June and will be their dark beer offering through the month of July. The beginning of July will see the newest of their rotating double IPA’s, Cluster Funk Double IPA, dry-hopped with a blend of Cluster, Columbus and Centennial hops, as well as the first of several Saisons. The second week of July should see the release of Afternoon Delight, a session ale aggressively hopped with the Zythos blend. And towards the end of July, their first-ever Berliner-Weisse!



JJ Bitting Takes the Cake!

JJ Bitting Brewing Company has the Bierstrasse Hefeweizen on for July along with Woodbridge Lite, Bittings Best Bitter and OnyXXX Stout.

Many folks may have seen the recent episode of the show Cake Boss on TLC, featuring JJ Bitting on their 15th anniversary. It included three cakes made to look like their brewing tanks and one of them had a functioning tap installed. It was quite a show and may still be seen as reruns have been airing.



Krogh’s Brings Out the Rye

Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta,has a RYE IPA out on tap as their current Seasonal. This will be followed by BLUM’S BELGIAN WITT later on in July. Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub also has Cask-Conditioned Ales, typically tapping every other Monday. July 16 will be the next Cask Ale, an OAT RYE IPA. Their Cask Ales are made in limited quantities so they are available as supplies last. Any questions, please let them know at 973-729-8428!



Join Gaslight for Beer, BBQ and Baseball Field Trip

Saturday July 14th the Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant is sponsoring a trip to Riverfront Stadium to watch the baseball game between the Newark Bears and the Quebec Capitals.


To start things off Gaslight will host a fabulous BBQ featuring the award winning Hog Snipers BBQ Team plus great Gaslight fresh brewed beer!

After that it’s only a short train ride from the South Orange station to the stadium and the game. Play Ball!

BBQ begins at 4 PM
Train leaves at 5:50 PM
Game begins at 6:35 PM

The entire package – Beer & BBQ, game tickets, and transportation – is only $40 per person ($25 if under 21; $15 for under 4 yrs.)

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