Episode 8: Atlantic City Beer Fest Part 2

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

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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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A Guide to New Jersey Breweries, South Jersey Edition

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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

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