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Upcoming NJ Beers (and Meads!) - as of 10/22/14

Howdy all!  It's been a few weeks since I've sent out an update on new NJ beers coming to the market.  This week, we also have meads!  Check em all out, and enjoy!
First, we have two meads from newly opened Melovino Meadery in Vauxhall, NJ.  Melo Evil is a sweet honey wine with ghost peppers added, and it comes in at 12% ABV.  Pirum Lust is a 13% ABV honey wine that is made with spiced pear juice, and is meant to be consumed during the cooler months.

From Cherry Hill, we see the label for Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing's Funnel Cake Boardwalk Ale.


Cape May Brewing Company had a ton of keg labels approved.  Here we see the keg label for Geek Out Ale.  Other kegs approved were Ashley's Ale, Andrew's Ale, Justin's Ale, Steve's Ale, Richie's Ale, Hi-Flyer Ale, Double Marker Ale, Crows Nest Ale, Cornelius Mey Ale, Crusty Barnacle Ale, Queen Street Ale, and Concrete Ship Ale.

Belford Brewing from Middletown, NJ has a new label for an Altbier named Hund.

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Weyerbacher Brewers' Select: Canis Minor

Canis Minor, a Brewers' Select beer from Weyerbacher, was released on draft throughout Weyerbacher's distribution footprint around a month ago (early September).  It is also available in 12 oz. bottles in Weyerbacher's visitor center while supplies last!

Weyerbacher had previously used the NATO phonetic alphabet to name their Brewers' Select beers. After reaching the end of the alphabet, they decided to start using Northern Hemisphere constellations (in alphabetical order, of course), to represent their one-off beers.

Why not learn a little astronomy while enjoying some (hopefully) fantastic beer?  Here are some facts about the Canis Minor constellation, followed by some notes on the Canis Minor beer!

Canis Minor (constellation) (from Top Astronomer)
In Latin, Canis Minor can be translated to "Lesser Dog"Along with Canis Major (Greater Dog), they are said to be following OrionCanis Minor is home to 2 bright starsAlpha Canis Minoris, also known as Procyon7th br…

Upcoming NJ Beers - as of 10/03/14

There were definitely some interesting label approvals for NJ beers this week ---
First, we have two 12 oz. bottle approvals from Cape May Brewing Company (Rio Grande).  Mop Water, which is an ale brewed with spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, whole-bean vanilla), and Coastal Evacuation, a double IPA brewed with Centennial hops.  
Next we have a keg label from just opened Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing (Cherry Hill) for a smoked porter they are calling Morro Castle.  Sounds tasty to me.
Last, but not least, we have a keg label from soon to be opening Spellbound Brewing (Mt. Holly). The label is for their porter.