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Upcoming NJ Beers - as of 09/26/14

There are only 3 new labels to take a look at this week.  
First we have a label for the bottled version of Cape May Brewing Company's Honey Porter, then keg labels for Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing's On the Waterfront (Bitterly Corrupt Pale Ale) and Belford Brewing's API India Pale Ale.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Upcoming NJ Beers - as of 09/19/14

There are some awesome new beers coming to NJ (eventually!).  This week we have the can label for Carton Brewing's Epitome, which is an Imperial Black Ale.  Coming in at 10.3%, it is a dark, bitter beer!  I had a growler of this last year, and it knocked my socks off it was so good.  Packaging will be in 16 oz. cans.
Flying Fish has had the label approved for another Exit Series beer.  For this release, they traveled down to Exit 3 and brewed up a Blueberry Braggot.  Like Epitome, this beer is no slouch, and comes in at 15% ABV.  Packaging will be in the 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottles, so bring a friend to share!
Next, we have 2 keg labels from Flounder Brewing.  One is for a pumpkin saison (!!), and the other is for their pumpkin ale, which they are calling Floundering Pumpkin Ale.  I'm looking forward to stopping by their brewery when they have more hours for tours/tastings/growlers to try these!
Last, but certainly not least, Angry Erik has had a new label approved for Dainty …

Catching Microbrew Fever

Thanks to Vin from Bier Battered for the idea of a "Throwback Thursday" post where we write on our introduction to craft beer and the first microbrews we remember drinking.  Enjoy, and feel free to share your story!

If there is one thing beer nerds like to do, its to recount their craft beer origins.  Swapping stories about their first Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, or their first Anchor Steam, or perhaps their first Pete's Wicked Ale.  For me, it wasn't any of these.  Rather, I found my way into craft beers in Maine, and the first craft beers I discovered were from Atlantic Brewing, Bar Harbor Brewing, Shipyard and Maine Coast Brewing.

It was on vacation in Bar Harbor, Maine where I happened upon these beers, probably around 2004. In this bustling tourist town, with lobsters and clam chowder aplenty, Maine beer was sold everywhere.  And more important, it was good!  Much better than the standard light lager I was used to drinking.

You know those brochure displays that hot…

Upcoming NJ Beers - as of 09/11/14

Howdy y'all!
This week we see some new beers from Pinelands Brewing, Kane Brewing, Flying Fish, Carton and Belford Brewing.  Enjoy!