Category Archives: NJ Craft Beer Industry

New Jersey Breweries Take Gold and Silver at GABF

New Jersey brewed craft beer took the Great American Beer Festival by storm this year, bringing three medals to the Garden State. The festival, hosted in Denver, Colorado by the Brewers Association, is the largest of its kind in the US. Here’s a look at the NJ brews that impressed the judges:

Hopfish IPA, Flying Fish Brewing Co.

Combining American, English and German malts with three hop varieties, this IPA maintains a deep golden color and plenty of hop-bitterness.

Awarded a Gold Medal in the Classic English-Style Pale Ale category at GABF 2014.

A Night to End All Dawns Imperial Stout, Kane Brewing Co.

Aged for over a year in Four Roses bourbon barrels, this bold flavored imperial stout features a subtle caramel sweetness with hints of vanilla and oak.

Awarded a Gold Medal in the Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category at GABF 2014.

Red Fish Red Ale, Flying Fish Brewing Co.

Described as a “west coast hoppy red ale”, Red Fish features aromas of grapefruit and pine, with a pleasant hop-bitterness.

Awarded a Silver Medal in the Extra Special Bitter category at GABF 2014.

Congratulations to winners Flying Fish Brewing Company and Kane Brewing Company! You make us proud to drink New Jersey Beer!

Follow Your Favorite New Jersey Breweries

If you’re not keeping tabs on your favorite breweries on Facebook and Twitter, you’re missing out on updates about the latest brews, events and insider info. Many great beers are brewed in small batches that sell out quickly, so a social media “heads-up” from a brewery can help you get your hands on some great beer.

Here is a list of New Jersey craft breweries and their social media pages. Find your favorites, follow them and let them know you’re thirsty for more!

NJ Craft Beer Trivia Quiz

NJ Craft Beer Quiz

We all love craft beer and everyone has their local favorites. But how much do you really know about the brews and breweries of New Jersey? Take the NJ Craft Beer Trivia Quiz and find out!

The quiz is just 10 questions long and most of them come directly from information listed on brewery websites. Good luck!

1. Starting as the web’s first “virtual brewery” in 1995, this is now the largest craft brewery in the State of New Jersey.

  • Climax Brewing Company
  • River Horse Brewing Company
  • Flying Fish Brewing Company
  • High Point Brewing Company

2. Which of the following is the oldest craft brewery in New Jersey?

  • D. G. Yuengling & Son
  • Flying Fish Brewing Company
  • High Point Brewing Company
  • Climax Brewing Company

3. Featuring wheat, barley, hops and yeast obtained from Bavaria, this New Jersey microbrewery is the first exclusive wheat beer brewer in the USA.

  • High Point Brewing Company
  • Cape May Brewing Company
  • Kane Brewing Company
  • River Horse Brewing Company

4. This NJ brewpub features Italian fare and was awarded medals at the Great American Beer Festival in 2002, 2003, and 2006 for its coffee flavored “Maxwell’s Dry Stout”.

  • Maxwells Tavern
  • Basil T’s Brewery & Italian Grill
  • Artisan’s Brewery & Italian Grill
  • Eagan & Sons

5. Bringing over 30 unique varieties of craft beer to South Jersey, this brewery boasts the largest taproom in the state and offers monthly Yoga sessions.

  • Cape May Brewing Company
  • Tuckahoe Brewing Company
  • Glasstown Brewing Company
  • Pinelands Brewing Company

6. Which New Jersey shore brewery, founded by two cousins and home brewer Jesse Ferguson, regularly tests their experimental brews in a handcrafted 20 gallon pilot system called “The Tippy”?

  • Kane Brewing Company
  • East Coast Brewing Company
  • Pinelands Brewing Company
  • Carton Brewing Company

7. One of Kane Brewing Company’s flagship beers, this American IPA has a noticeable grapefruit flavor with aromas of citrus, tropical fruits and pine and is 6.5% ABV.

  • Overhead
  • Head High
  • Single Fin
  • Simplicity

8. Launched in 2000, this New Jersey brewery practices Reinheitsgebot, the “German Beer Purity Law”, a regulation concerning the production of beer in the Holy Roman Empire and its successor state, Germany.

  • High Point Brewing Company
  • River Horse Brewing Company
  • Cricket Hill Brewing Company
  • Flounder Brewing Company

9. Which New Jersey brewery features a swimming hippopotamus in their logo?

  • Flounder Brewing Company
  • Triumph Brewing Company
  • Harvest Moon Brewing Company
  • River Horse Brewery

10. Patrons of this NJ brewpub can enjoy the house favorite “Bulldog Blonde” before venturing upstairs to visit the homebrew supply shop, where they can buy everything they need to brew their own beer.

  • Tun Tavern Brewery and Restaurant
  • Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant
  • Ship Inn
  • Artisan’s Brewery and Italian Grill

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