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July, 2017



*People are constantly asking what my favorite beer brewed in NJ is, so I figured it was about time I answered this question. Wait. You know what? I don’t think I’m gonna do that. Better yet, I’ll list my Top 5 Jersey beers, in random order! (I’ve excluded any #JerseyBeer I can’t remember drinking…) I kinda sorta maybe quite possibly stole the featured pic from @CasaskullMark, but I’m sure he doesn’t mind… #1? Or… #5? No one knows. Kane Head High IPA 6.5%  This beer is ridiculously awesome. Everything aboutRead More

Troegs Nimble Giant

Troegs Brewing (Hershey PA) is well-known for having seasonal releases to complement their portfolio of beers.  These include Nugget Nectar and Mad Elf, both of which disappear off the shelf the second they are put out for sale.  The brewery’s summer release of Nimble Giant is no different.  This well-crafted Imperial IPA is a perfect balance of Azacca, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops along with pineapple and grapefruit notes.  It is sold in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans with a price point of around $13.  According to the brewer, Nimble Giant wasRead More

The Craft Beer Bust?

Are we looking at a “Craft Beer Bust” sometime in the near future? As far as conspiracy theories go, this probably isn’t one of them, it’s just something that I’ve thinking about for a while now. It seems new breweries are popping up left and right these days, and that begs the question, are they all brewing good beer? No, no they are not, and that’s a problem. What’s the quickest way to turn people off of something? Offer them a sub-par product. Go ahead, say what you’re thinking: “You’reRead More

Midyear 2017 Recap

Since we are now at the halfway point of 2017, I thought it would be timely to reflect on the first six months of the craft beer scene in the South Jersey/Philly area.  As far as my favorite beers are concerned, I would have to say that Bolero Snort’s Crooked Labulls is one that I consider to be at the top of my NJ brewed list and Firestone Walker’s Leo vs Ursus being my top non-NJ brewed beer.  Although I never submitted a review on Crazy Kegs of Leo vsRead More