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September, 2017

 

Review of 2017 Jersey Drafts & Crafts Fest

One of the things that always intrigues me about beer festival is the roster of brewers.  On September 16, 2017, the Garden State Brewers Guild held Jersey Drafts & Crafts Festival at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ in which the brewers in attendance represented nearly one-third of those in operation within the State of New Jersey.  In addition to breweries, other vendors such as cheese, chocolate, snacks and craft items had tables at the event.  Although I attended the event as a volunteer with Flying Fish Brewing, I was ableRead More


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Recent Article Involving New Jersey Beer Boycott

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  This week, I want to discuss an article in which several bars and restaurants in New Jersey that are no longer serving any New Jersey-brewed beers.  It is titled “Bars Lash Out Vs. Craft Beers”, and written by Tara Nurin, who is known for her beverage-related articles seen in several media outlets.  The article talks about pending legislature allowing breweries not only to do away with tours before selling beer in their tasting room, but also to allow sales of packaged snacks.  Unfortunately, this has notRead More