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John left the country so Vic, Rob, Richard, and Kristen got together to record Episode 21!  Topics include Summer Festivals, Music, and Vic's beer filled trip to Ireland.  

On the heels of of two great South Jersey Beer Festivals that we participated in, Summer Swelter and Manahopkin, the gang goes through some numbers and how cool these two well organized and attended festivals went.

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On September 29th we will be participating in the Glassboro Beer Festival!  Use discount code SJBeerscene18 to receive $5 off of your ticket!


Publish Date: 9/3/2018

Matt and Maureen from Summer Swelter Beer Festival joined John, Rob, and co-host Kristen Wilson to talk about how you get a beer festival off of the ground. Summer Swelter has already procured a great lineup of 45+ breweries with many hailing from South Jersey for the inaugural festival that is happening in Pitman, NJ on 8/18/18!  

Coupled with great food, music, and local vendors, this festival has the foundation to become one of South Jersey's best! In addition to all of this, there is a special VIP session from 12-1 PM featuring a ton of beers you will only be able to get here!  

The Festival runs from 1-5 PM for non-vip's and tickets are available at 

Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival 

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Publish Date: 8/5/2018

Join John, Rob, Vic, And Richard for Episode 19, which was taped live at Ship Bottom Brewery with Owner Rob Zarko and Brewer Jake Stablein.  The brewery is getting ready to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary so we stopped by to learn about Ship Bottom's Pennsylvania roots, the challenges of a 2nd-floor brewery, can art, collaborations, and their great beer!  

This episode is brought to you by the Manahopkin Beer and Music Festival which is being held on 8/11/18 at Manahawkin Lake Park.  Tickets are $30 for the beer garden, but the event itself is free! Visit Manahopkin Beer and Music Festival to get all of the details!

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Publish Date: 7/30/2018

Rob Mullin from Yuengling is the guest on this week's episode.  Yuengling just released it's first new beer in 17 years, Yuengling Golden Pilsner, and Rob brought some for us to sample along with a few of their great legacy beers, Black & Tan and Lord Chesterfield Ale. Yuengling's story is one of the best in all of the beer industry and is one of the most sought-after brands by both Craft Beer aficionados and everyday beer drinkers.  



Publish Date: 7/19/2018

On this episode, we look back at the first half of 2018 while drinking some of the beer son the Zymurgy Magazine Best Beers in America list including Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, Founders KBS, Founders CBS, and Founders Breakfast Stout.  Vic is salty about the list and he tells us why he hates top ten lists and how it is all just a matter of opinion.  

We also talk about the new breweries that have opened in South Jersey and how many that South Jersey can support.  John tells us why there are too many festivals, we revisit the formation of a new Brewer's guild and the pending ABC legislation rumors that are running rampant in the industry.

John Howard-Fusco of Eating in South Jersey, Rafael Pena-Medina, and Richard Rabic our producer and Co-host of the great "Fear of A Craft Beer Planet" Podcast also sit in with John, Rob, and Vic.

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Publish Date: 7/6/2018

John Howard-Fusco of the great blog "Eating In South Jersey", and author of "A Culinary History of Cape May:  Salt Oysters, Beach Plums, & Cabernet Franc" (available on Amazon) joined us for this week's podcast.  John has seen the rise of the Craft Beer movement in New Jersey and Philadelphia and how restaurants in the region have embraced (or not) it.  We talk great beer bars in South Jersey, what does a foodie order when he goes out, and how to tell a chef that you don't like something.  We also talk about his great book on the culinary history of Cape May, and how it has become a food and beer destination.

You can also listen to John on the Small Bites Radio Show on Wildfire Radio!

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Publish Date: 6/28/2018

Jim and Brooke Sacco of Vinyl Brewing Company of Hammonton, NJ are the guests on Episode 15 of the Podcast taped live at the Towey Studios in Maple Shade.  Rob and John also welcome a special guest Co-Host, Richard Rabic of Fear of A Craft Beer Planet who also is our Producer.  Jim and Brooke brought some fantastic crowlers of beer from the brewery and gathered around the bar to talk about Vinyl's roots, Jim's passion for music, and how Hammonton has become one of New Jersey's top destinations for Alcohol Tourism.  Join Vinyl as they celebrate Sour Week at the brewery from July 12th-15th with 6 different sours over the 4 days!  

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Publish Date: 6/21/2018

In Part 2 of Brewing With The Presidents, Vince, Vic, and Eric give Rob and John a primer on how beer is made.  From picking the malts to kegging, the guys go through the brewing process and answer non-brewers Rob and John's asinine questions. 

We also sample some great brews from all three clubs and, in the end, Rob and John decide that they need to keep these guys around as they are way too old and way too important to learn to brew.  In all seriousness, this is a really fun and interesting episode that will open your eyes as to how our favorite liquid gets made.

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Publish Date: 6/14/2018

We are joined by the Presidents of 3 of South Jersey's Home Brewing Clubs Vince Feminella of The Monmouth County Homebrewers Association; Vic Sbailo of The Ocean County Homebrewers Association; and Eric Schmehl of Brew Jersey and also owner of Fermented Food and Beverage Supply Shop in Hammonton.  The guys share their stories of how they got involved in homebrewing and how you can learn to do it at home!

This episode was brought to you by Dock Street Brewery and their refreshing Berliner Weisse "Summer In Berlin".  This is a tasty session with lemongrass and ginger that is really refreshing and the perfect poolside beer for Summer.  Look for Dock Street's Beer all over South Jersey or visit them in Philly!

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Publish Date: 6/6/2018

Scott Akins of Thunderbolt Distribution is the guest on Episode 11 of the podcast.  Scott's company is changing the way distribution of Craft Beer is being done here in New Jersey by using a new business model that doesn't require a lifelong contract.  He is trying to break into this tough business by performing great service with the caveat that if you are not happy you can take your beer and go home.  Thunderbolt's brands include Honor Brewing, Funky Bow Brewing, Ship Bottom Brewery, 902 Brewing, and Epic Green Tea with new breweries expected to be added soon.

So sit back and listen to how Scott went from being a Brewery Tour Company owner to a full-fledged Craft Beer Distributor!

This episode is brought to you by the Joe and Rachel Cat Country South Jersey Beer, Food, and Music Festival happening on 6/2/18 on the campus of ACCC in Mays Landing. For tickets to this great festival visit Eventbrite!

Publish Date: 5/30/2018

The premiere episode of One On One features Maureen Fitzpatrick, author of A Guide to New Jersey Breweries, South Jersey Editonand one of the organizers of the Summer Swelter Beer Festival in Pitman, NJ on 8/18/18.  

I met Maureen at Death of The Fox Brewing Company in Clarksboro, NJ and we talked about the release of the 2nd edition of her book, beer festivals, women in the beer world, and much more.

Thanks to Chuck Garrity and the staff of DOTF for being great hosts!

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Publish Date: 5/23/2018

We are excited to introduce One On One, a new Bi-Weekly show that we are adding to the South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast!  First show set to drop on 5/23/18!

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Publish Date: 5/16/2018

Dan, Shawn, and Paul from Atco Brewing joined us at the luxurious Towey Studios for this episode.  These guys just celebrated their 2nd Anniversary an have started to release cans into the wild!  Their first 2 offerings, Swellhead and Kriller, have been out for a few weeks and they just released a 3rd called "The Process" in honor of The Philadelphia 76ers Playoff Run.  We touch a little on everything including the recent controversy regarding the formation of a competing brewer's guild, why they bought a canning line, untappd, and the future of the brewery.

Todays Show Brought you by The Joe And Rachel Cat Country SJ Craft Beer, Food, And Music Festival at ACCC's Mays Landing Campus on June 2nd from 1-5 pm. For Tickets please go to Eventbrite!

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Publish Date: 5/3/2018

This week's guests are Co-Owner Chris Mazzone and Tasting Room Supervisor Kristen Wilson of Eight & Sand Beer Company located in Woodbury, NJ.  The brewery has enjoyed great success since opening including winning a Silver Medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival for "Bad Hombre" and being in the USA Today's Top Ten for the best new brewery in the US! Kristen and Chris also introduced us to a few of their new releases including "Nevertheless She Brewsisted", a beer that Kristen and the ladies of Eight & Sand brewed for National Women's Day. We also talk awards, building a sustainable and environmentally friendly brewery, and much more!

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Publish Date: 4/24/2018

In Part 2 of our Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival Podcast, we continue the fun on Saturday Night with some great guests! Joining us was Jason Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Co.; Dr. Matt Farber and Marisa Egan from the USciences Brew Science program with guest panelist and noted beer and spirits writer Tara Nurin; Chuck Garrity of Death of The Fox Brewing, Jason Chapman of Pinelands Brewing Co, Kevin Reilly of Philly Beer Trail, and Al Gattullo of 970 AM the Answer's Al Gattullo's Craft Beer Podcast!  

We had a great time at the festival and want to thank Jon Henderson, Claire Repisky and everyone at Good Time Tricycle Productions for inviting us to take part in the festival!  If you missed it this year, you need to make plans on getting here next spring for the 2019 version!

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Publish Date: 4/17/2018

We had the privilege of being one of the podcasters invited to the 2018 Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival and had a great time! These are the interviews we did on Friday Night with some of the best people in the brewing industry!  Joining us was Jimmy Valm of Cape May Brewing Company, Kurt and Karl Hughes of Bucket Brigade Brewing Company, Ed Gledhill from Lunacy Brewing Company, Rob Callaghan from Tuckahoe Brewing Company, Pete Beyda and Mark Demberger from 7 Mile Brewery, John and Ed from Somers Point Brewing Company, and Scott Akins and Dave from Thunderbolt Distributors and Honor Brewing Company!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by!  

Publish Date: 4/6/2018

Bruce, Frank, and Paul of Neck of the Woods Brewing Company joined us at the Towey Studios to talk about the evolution of Neck of the Woods and how this crazy thing got started!  Joining us was Vic Sbailo, staff writer on and President of the Ocean County Home Brewers Club.  We drank some really great beers and had a ton of fun talking with the guys!  Be sure to check them out when they open later this year in Mantua Township at the Total Turf Building. You can follow NOTW on all social media and at!

Remember to stop and see us podcasting live from the Atlantic City Beer And Music Fest on 3/23-3/24!  For tickets visit! 


Publish Date: 3/21/2018

This Bonus Episode features Co-Host Rob Towey's other Podcast, Jersey Beer Guys and a Girl as they interview Vicki and Jeff from King's Road Brewing Company. 

Jersey Beer Guys and a Girl are Rob Towey, your host, Son Ian, Sister Amy, and Best Friend Eric.  This show is really fun and gets better every episode. If you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe to them on iTunes!


Publish Date: 3/13/2018

Mike LaCouture stops by the Podcast this week to talk about Broken Goblet's beginnings and their upcoming new home.  In between, we talk Eagles Football and BG's Upcoming "No One Likes Us, We Don't Care" beer release on 3/10/18 at the brewery in Bristol. Also joining us on the podcast is America's new houseguest, Kevin Reilly of Philly Beer Trail!


Publish Date: 3/8/2018

Episode 4 of The South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast is up with guest Jason Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Company in Clermont, NJ.  We were also joined by Kevin Reilly of Philly Beer Trail for this podcast and had a great time talking with Jason about the history of Slack Tide, their beer, and the state of the craft beer industry in South Jersey.  The podcast is available anywhere you listen to podcasts including iTunes, Soundcloud, Google Play, TuneIn Radio, Spotify, YouTube, and Stitcher! Remember, we will be podcasting live from the Atlantic City Beer & Music Fest on March 23-24 at all three sessions.  If you are at the festival make sure you stop by the booth and say hello, we may even put you on the air! 

Publish Date: 2/27/2018

Rob Callaghan of Tuckahoe Brewing Company joins us on the podcast and we talk all things Tuckahoe including the introduction of cans, being the brewer of the official beer of the 2018 Beerfest, the life of a beer salesman, and Rob's history in the business. You don't want to miss this one, Rob pulls no punches and gives great insight on the day in the life of being in the brewing business!  

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Publish Date: 2/14/2018

The premiere episode of the South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast is up!  In this episode, we talk with Staffers Vic Sbailo and Tom Renzulli about the big beer news of 2017 and what to look forward to in the upcoming year!  

Publish Date: 2/3/2018

We visit Tuckahoe Brewery in Egg Harbor Township for the AC Beer & Music Festival selection party. Tuckahoe brewed 2 different styles and we got to help pick which one becomes the official beer of beer fest.

We got to talk to Jon Henderson, the man behind the biggest beer festival on the East Coast along with Brewer Tim Caron and Rob Callaghan of Tuckahoe Brewing Company, Gary Monterosso, and Scot Akins.  Great night full of fun, can't wait to get another taste of "The Long Hug" at this year's AC Beer & Music Festival on 3/23-24!

Publish Date: 2/1/2018