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
Jay and Bill from 3rd State Brewing in Burlington City join us in the studio and talk about how they got started in one of the premier home brewing clubs in South Jersey, Barley Legal. We sampled some of the beers they have on tap along with some special beers they had for there stout weekend. Sorry guys, you probably missed it. It was great and the selections of stouts and porters were awesome.
Make sure you stop up and see them in downtown Burlington City. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see all that they have going on.
Publish Date: 11/15/2019
For those that listen to our show know that it is a family project. Rob started the show, got his son Ian on board, talked his long time friend Eric, who is like a brother, in to joining the show and the last piece of the puzzle is Amy. She is Rob's sister and Ian's aunt. Rob has another son, Steven, who is also one of the reasons that Rob got in to craft beer.
In this episode Steven sits in with us to talk about his journey into the beer scene and what keeps him going in. By the end of this episode you will understand why Rob drinks and why he started a craft beer podcast.
Richard from Fear of a Craft Beer podcast also sits in and when he and Steven get together... well, just listen for yourself. This is only the 2nd episode that we did where we had to edit some parts out.
Publish Date: 11/5/2019
We got a visit from our friends Tony and Nick Iocono of the Two Brewthers Podcast. They are 2 brothers (go figure) who travel to different breweries in the area. The first episode of the visit is where they talk to the brewers and owners and in the following part they dissect the beers that they tasted.
We talk about their show, Nick's band and some other topics until the 2nd segment when we blind taste test some styles of beers. Listen to find out who got the most styles right.
Make sure you check out their show. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts from. Also follow them on social media to keep up with all of their new shows.
Publish Date: 10/15/2019
Alexis Degan from the NJ Brewer's Association joins us in the studio to talk about the NJBA and what they are doing about the new rules handed down by the NJABC. We also talk about some of the breweries now making seltzer and a whole bunch of other stuff. We had a great time talking with her.
Make sure that you check out their site and social media to keep up with what is going on in the fight to save NJ Beer.
Publish Date: 10/1/2019
This is our final episode...from Summer Swelter Beer Festival. What were you guys thinking? We aren't done interviewing all the awesome breweries in the the Garden State.
In this episode we talk with Adam Mazzola, one of the organizers of the SSBF and all around great guy. Adam happens to be the face of the event but gets a lot of help from so many folks. He talks about all of what it takes and the festival. In that session we were also joined by Tony Iocono of the Two Brewthers podcast. Him and his brother visit breweries and talk with brewers and owners. They follow up that usually a week later with a review of the beers that they tried.
The final segment is with Frank and Dave of Neck of the Woods Brewery, our hosts for the event. They are a relatively new brewery and the festival hopefully got them some new customers. We want to thank them for hosting us.
Publish Date: 9/20/2019
This is the 3rd part of our 4 part episode from inside the Neck of the Woods Brewery at the Summer Swelter Beer Festival. In this episode, Chuck from Death of the Fox Brewery talks with us about the only coffeehouse/brewery in NJ and how the new ABC special ruling affects his business.
Next up is our interview with John from Hidden Sands Brewery, a large production brewery located in Atlantic County. He brought Amy her favorite beer of the festival, a watermelon sour. We talked about the water that they use for their beer and where they get it from.
Thanks again to Neck of the Woods Brewery for hosting us.
Publish Date: 9/10/2019
We continue our interviews inside Neck of the Woods at the Summer Swelter Beer Festival. In our second segment we talk with Chris from Oyster Creek Brewing in Waretown NJ and Tony from Mudhen Brewing, a brewpub in Wildwood.
Make sure you patronize these guys when you get a chance and follow them on social media.
Publish Date: 9/1/2019
We attended the Summer Swelter Beer Festival in Pitman NJ and we set up our equipment inside Neck of the Woods Brewery. Eric didn't make it for this episode so we had Richard fill in for him. You'll miss him in the first interview but he makes an appearance in the second segment.
First up is our interview with John and Tom from South Jersey Beer Scene. We talk about their upcoming beer tour and all of the great things they have going on.These guys are really busy. Make sure you check out the website and follow them on social media.
Next up is Zack from Gusto Brewing in Cape May. He tells us about his small batch brewery in the southern most part of NJ. This is the first time that we sat down to talk to him and I don't think he knew what he was getting in to. Follow them on social media and make sure that you get down to see them when you can.
A giant thank you to the guys from Neck of the Woods Brewing for all of their hospitality and hosting us.
Publish Date: 8/22/2019