We loaded up the equipment and headed to Raritan Bay Brewing in Keansburg where we checked out their awesome space, tried some really good beer and talked with owner/brewer Jeff Benfer about what he's doing in his historic building and how he's making an impact in a downtown area.
Make sure you visit them at 32 Church St., Keansburg NJ. Follow them on social media on Facebook and Instagram.
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Publish Date: 3/15/2019
We packed up the equipment and went to Uno in Maple Shade where we were joined by Vic Sbailo from South Jersey Beer Scene along with Jason Campbell from Slacktide. We also talked with Mike Hahn bar manager with Uno, Rich Rabic our producer and one of the hosts of Fear of a Craft Beer Planet and the guys from Axe and Arrow brewing, a soon to be opened brewery in Glassboro.
Visit Slacktide Brewing at 1072 Rt 83, Clermont NJ. Stop in to Uno Pizzeria and Grill, 2803 Rt 73 S, Maple Shade, NJ. Check out Axe and Arrow Brewing on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see when they are going to open
Publish Date: 3/4/2019
John and Ed from Somers Point Brewing visit the studio to talk about their brewery located at the old Somers Point ice company. The building at this time is still undergoing construction but they are expecting an early spring opening, possibly the beginning of April. Make sure you check them out on Facebook and Twitter to track of their progress and for the grand opening date.
We especially want to thank Ed for being a long time listener of the show. He actually recognized Amy at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival last year and we haven't heard the end of it from Amy since. Thanks Ed.
Somers Point Brewing, 705 New York Ave., Somers Point, NJ
Publish Date: 2/1/2019
We finish up our interview with good friend of the show, Kevin Reilly and his business partner from Naked Brewing, Jim Crossland. The awesome assortment of beers kept flowing while we talk about all the great stuff that Naked Brewing has going on at their location. Make sure you visit them at 51 Buck Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA.
Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Follow Kevin's travels on Facebook at Philly Beer Trail. Kevin and his partner in crime, Steve Wiercinski visit breweries in PA, NJ and DE, letting you know all about the beers from these great places.
Publish Date: 1/26/2019
Our good friend Kevin Riley O'Reilly from Philly Beer Trail stops by to talk about his new venture, Naked Brewing in Huntington Valley PA. He brings along his business partner, Jim Crossland and we have one hell of a good time. The conversation went on enough that we were able to make 2 episodes.
Make sure you visit Naked Brewing, 51 Buck Rd. Huntington Valley PA. Check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Publish Date: 1/16/2019
We loaded up the truck and headed to Iron Hill Brewery in our home base of Maple Shade to enjoy
We loaded up the truck and headed to Iron Hill Brewery in our home base of Maple Shade. We sat down with head brewer Josh Ervine, a veteran brewer who oversees the operation at this location which is one 15 brewpubs located in the Philadelphia/SJ/DE area. We also enjoyed some great food and when we finished, we hung out and met some great people.
Make sure you check out an Iron HIll Brewery location near you for some great beer and food. Also check out their King of the Hill rewards program.
Publish Date: 1/1/2019
It's a Christmas Miracle! We sat down in our new studio to swap a few beers and talk a little crap like we do sometimes do.We want to wish everyone a happy holiday season no matter what holiday you celebrate.
We want to thank all those who listen to the show. We look forward to making the show better in the new year and looking towards Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival in March.
Publish Date: 12/21/2018
We finish up our conversation with Dr Matt Farber, the head of program at the University located in Philadelphia. We were fortunate to sample some beer that was brewed with an experimental yeast that some of his students discovered in the area.
Our thanks to Dr Matt for hosting us and letting us sample some really good beer. You can find out more about the program by contacting the University, following on Facebook @USciences Brewing Science and on Instagram @brusciences.
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Publish Date: 12/15/2018
We made a trek across the Ben Franklin Bridge to the University City area of Philadelphia were we made a visit to Dr. Matthew Farber of The University of the Sciences Philadelphia. What's unique about this school is that they a brewing course. Not only that, but his students have discovered a new yeast strain which sours beer without the introduction of bacteria into the brewing process.
To find out more about the course please check with the school and for more about the yeast, check the Feb/Mar copy of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine. But of course, listen to his show to hear about the beers they made.
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Publish Date: 12/3/2018
We sat around one Friday night to talk about the growth in the craft beer industry in the state of New Jersey and how craft beer continues to grow in the US. We also got to talk with Mike O'Toole from the Wort Podcast, a show about craft beer on Long Island.
You can find their show, along with ours, on the Hopped Up Network and check out their show on Govs Radio.
Publish Date: 11/5/2018
What happens when two podcasts meet up at one restaurant? In this episode we sit down with John and Vic from the South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast at Uno in Maple Shade. We also talked with Rob Zarko of Ship Bottom Brewing who put a few beer on tap. We also talked with Tom Renzulli, staff writer for the South Jersey Beer Scene website and Dan Hoover of Atco Brewing.
Publish Date: 10/29/2018
The guys from Neck of the Woods Brewery stop by the studio to talk about the progress of their brewery and all of the things that they have in mind for it. Unfortunately, they don't have an exact date for their opening but it's coming up quick. Make sure that you keep checking social media for updates on their grand opening.
We got to sample some excellent beers and we are looking forward to all of their offerings when they open up. Find them Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Also at www.neckofthewoodsbrewery.com
Publish Date: 10/17/2018
Sunday morning is a great time to drink beer and talk about it. Actually,every time is a great time. We caught up with Lori White, co-owner of Zed's, and a guest on a double episode of the podcast. We are joined by her co-owner, husband and the head brewer at Zed's, Geoff Bado. They are absolutely one of the nicest couples we have come across in the brewing industry.
They tell us how they got started, their desire to make approachable craft beer and what the future is for them. Make sure you listen closely to Geoff tell Amy about a double dry hopped beer. None of us told her until later that he was totally messing with her.
Make sure you follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Stop in to the tasting room at 19 North Maple Ave, Marlton, you won't be disappointed.
Publish Date: 10/1/2018
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a fly on the wall when we get together to record without a guest or a topic for that matter? If you have, this episode is for you. We had no guest so we met up to bs and bust on each other. Actually Amy had some of us in tears and even one member snorted. Lol. Listen to how and where Amy eats Cheetos. Please don't let the image of that get to you.
Make sure that you stop out to see us if you can at the Uno in Maple Shade at 6 pm on October 4th.
Publish Date: 9/20/2018
On a beautiful Saturday we packed up the equipment and headed to another awesome brewery where we talked to an amazing and generous woman. Torie Fisher is the owner of Backward Flag and a veteran who gives so much back to her fellow warriors and first responders.
She is one of the most interesting interviews that we have had. This definitely is a must listen to episode. If you ever have the chance to visit the brewery, make sure that you do. 10% of the tips get donated to a new charity every month and the beer is awesome. Make sure that you check out her non profit, Arms2Artisans. They train veterans in all phases of the brewing industry.
Visit them online at www.backwardflag.com and www.arms2artisans.com
Publish Date: 9/12/2018
The guys from Williamstown's first brewery stopped by to talk about how they got started and all that they have going on in their space. It happens to be an old bank that they have turned into an awesome little brewery.
Make sure you stop down to see Steve, Tom and Justin. Three really fun guys making some great beer. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram but make you stop into their place at 345 S Main St, downtown Williamstown.
Publish Date: 9/2/2018
We finished up our podcast with owner Dave Doe and his brother Alan, who is the front end manager and discussed how their brewery is a true family affair. Everyone is involved to make their new space an exceptional place to visit with some truly great beer.
They are definitely are a MUST stop brewery. Make it a point to find the time. They are located at 570 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro. Right off Rt 55. Check out their Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for what's on tap. Cheers.
Publish Date: 8/23/2018
On a rainy Saturday we packed up our equipment and headed to New Jersey's newest brewery. Bonesaw Brewing in Glassboro, which had just opened a few weeks earlier.
This first episode of two, we sat down with one of the owners, Rich DiVerniero and head brewer AJ Stoll. They tell us their stories, how they came to work with each other and where they feel the brewery is headed. Their stories are great. Make sure you visit these guys, whether you're on your way someplace or just wanna brewery hop, this place is phenomenal and is a must visit.
Publish Date: 8/15/2018
After a slow July, we are hitting it hard in August with the first part of an episode featuring women in the South Jersey beer business. We are joined by Lori White, co-owner along with her husband Geoff Bado of Zed's Brewing in Marlton and Kristen Wilson, front end manager and self proclaimed den mom at Eight & Sand Brewing in Woodbury.
These awesome ladies know their beer and the business around it. They are also members of the Pink Boots Society and definitely get in there and get their hands dirty. Plus they brought some great beer with them that they had some part of making. Thank you ladies.
Publish Date: 8/1/2018
Dry towns in NJ are jumping on the bandwagon and changing their laws to allow craft breweries and Collingswood is no exception. Kathy Abate from Devil's Creek visited our studio to talk about their brewery in a dry town, how they have become so popular and some of the problems they have encountered because of it.
She also brought samples of their beer for us to try as we discussed the styles they brew and what their future holds. She let us in on a little secret on that future.
Publish Date: 7/14/2018
Justin and Ed from Kelly Green Brewing in Pitman stopped by the bar studio to talk about a recent can release, the first of a new series they are planning. Ed discussed the barrel aged beers that he makes and how the program has expanded and will continue to expand.
The guys talked about opening in a dry town and how the brewery has outgrown is current space. Make sure you listen to find out what their plans are for the future. We are also missing a member of crew, find out who's not around this episode and why.
Check out Kelly Green on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or check them out at www.Kellygreenbrewing.com. Better yet, stop by the tap room at 154 S Broadway Ave., Pitman and say hi to Justin, Ed and the gang.
Publish Date: 7/4/2018
A couples of weeks ago we packed up the equipment and hit the road to Lakewood. Some of us visited one of the hottest breweries in NJ and talked to owner and head brewer Jason Goldstein. We discuss his start and how fast the brewery has grown. Faster than he ever imagined. BTW, I said some of us visited the brewery, find out who didn't make it and why.
Publish Date: 6/11/2018
A new month brings a new episode and it will also bring a new brewery to South Jersey. Westville Brewery in downtown Westville will be opening their doors on June 23rd. We got to sit down and talk with husband and wife team of Mike and Pam, 2 of the owners.
We talked about the problems they encountered and what they are planning for their awesome space. They are a great couple and we wish them and their other partners all the best with their brewery.
Remember, #drinklocal #trysomethingjersey
Publish Date: 6/1/2018
This is a very special episode which features 2 different interviews with Brotherton Brewing. Way back when we started our podcast, we visited the brewhouse and sat down and talked to Keith and Ryan. Our first attempt at an on location taping did not go so well. Frankly, we screwed it up and decided not to release it.
Then came AC Beer Fest, where our audio for that event wasn't so great either. We decided to just have the old episode cleaned up and put it with the interview we did Keith at AC Beer Fest. You're getting a double dose of Brotherton in this episode so we hope you enjoy!
Publish Date: 5/21/2018
In the 2nd part of our Atlantic City Beerfest adventure, we talk to Ryan from Tonewood Brewing in Oaklyn, NJ, Canadian Dave Nuhn from our very 1st episode and Jason from Slacktide Brewing in Cape May Court House, NJ.
We had a great time talking to these guys and we want to thank them for stopping by. Make sure you stop by the breweries when you get the chance and enjoy some of the great beers they have. As far as Dave, maybe he will be on again.
Publish Date: 5/10/2018
We were fortunate enough to be invited to one of the premier beer fests in the US and joined others on podcast row. We got to meet a lot of great people and talk to a few Jersey brewers doing some great things.
First up is Rob from Ship Bottom Brewery in Beach Haven NJ. We then have Karl and Kurt from Bucket Brigade Brewery in Cape May Court House NJ. The last segment features Rob Callahan from Tuckahoe Brewing in Egg Harbor Twp, NJ
Make sure if you're ever nearby, stop in and have a beer. They are doing great stuff
Publish Date: 4/29/2018
In part 2 we are joined by Vic Sbailo from the Ocean County Brewers Association and writer for South Jersey Beer Scene. Kevin from Philly Beer Trail also joins us as we talk about beer and nothing else of importance.
Vic and Kevin are 2 great guys who know a lot about beer and are always out and about. Catch up to Vic at the Ocean County Brewers Association on Facebook and you can find Kevin at Philly Beer Trail on Facebook and Instagram.
Make sure you visit Manafirken Breweery, 450 E Bay Ave., Manahawken,NJ.
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Publish Date: 4/14/2018
We packed up the equipment and headed down to Manafirkin Brewery in Manahawkin NJ. They are right on the way to LBI, so it's an easy stop on your way to the shore. Todd and Donn are great guys with an awesome taproom and even better beer. 20 plus taps and every beer was good.
The conversation was great, so much so, that Rob didn't even have to talk too much. he got to enjoy the beer. Listen to the gang as they have a great time. No, it was a great firkin time
Publish Date: 4/1/2018
We've added a bonus episode for you right before AC Beerfest. Our own host of the Jersey Beer Guys, Rob Towey, is also the co-host of the South Jersey Beer Scene podcast with John Couchoud. John was a guest of the JBGs when they first started and John loved it so much that he decided to bring the SJBS website to a podcast.
Listen in as they talk to Mike Loc from Broken Goblet in PA. I know, not a Jersey brewery but an all around great guy who does live in NJ.Stop by and see everyone at Beerfest and say hi.
Publish Date: 3/22/2018
We visit Three 3s to try their beer, Unfathomable Transgression, a hazy lager. A totally awesome New Jersey style beer.
We talk with Keith Oriente, one of the owners of Brotherton and Mike Geller of Three 3s about their breweries and how they got together to do this.
We also talked to the guys responsible for brewing this beer, Mike Geller and his brother John along with Ryan from Brotherton about the ideas they had to create this beer.
Then we grabbed 2 people out of the tasting room to talk about their beer.
Publish Date: 2/3/2018
On this episode we sit down with John Couchoud from the website South Jersey Beer Scene, a site about all things craft beer in south Jersey. We talk about some different beer styles and what some of the brewers in south Jersey are doing. Naturally, Amy in inundated with too much info but we continue with our education of craft beer.
You'll have to forgive me because I was sick that night but there was no way I was gonna cancel this interview.
Publish Date: 12/2/2017
When you hear the word armageddon you think the end but this is just the beginning. Gill and Christian from Armageddon Brewing come in to talk to us about their plan to open one of, if not the first' Cider and mead tasting rooms in NJ. They talk about their plans and school us on hard cider and mead, which by the way, are ABSOLUTELY awesome.
Publish Date: 11/20/2017