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by Arty Hannemann
with  Arny Lands

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Say Hello to Ramstein Barley Wine

On Saturday, April 11th Ramstein Brewing will be debuting their first ever
Ramstein Barley Wine. This Beer is 9.5% Abv. and is dry hopped with Mandarina
Barvaria and Cascade hops. It will be sold exclusively at the Ramstein Brewhaus
and will only be available for growler fills and in sixtels.

On Saturday April 11, Ramstein Beer will be served at the Kinnelon PBA 4th
Annual Beefsteak, which will be held at the Roman Catholic Church on Miller
Road in Kinnelon. The event starts at 7:00 PM and will be catered by The
Brownstone. There will be a tricky tray, music, and a 50/50 raffle. On April 25th and
26th (Saturday and Sunday) Ramstein will be served at the Tap New York Craft
Beer Festival located at Hunter Mountain in the Great Northern Catskills.
On Monday, May 4th, Ramstein Beer will be served at the Pig and Prince
Restaurant located in Montclair, NJ for a fundraiser event.
Ramstein's Double Platinum Blonde was mentioned on Men's Journal
as one of the Best 101 Beers in America.

Tickets Available Now for Garden State Craft Brewers Guild
19th Annual Beer Festival

Order tickets online for the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild 19th Annual Beer
Festival, Saturday, June 27at 12:30pm - 4:30pm on the Battleship New Jersey.
Our biggest turnout yet--20 NJ Breweries. Music by Cabin Dogs. Food for
purchase. Ticket includes free self-guided tour of battleship and collectible glass.
VIP tickets get in one hour early and allow you to try a range of special beers
that may run out before main session starts.


River Horse to Debut Summer Blonde in a Can

It's Summer Blonde season! Your favorite warm weather hippo is back, and will
be available in cans for this first time this year. River Horse Brewing Company is
pairing up with Cape May Lewes Ferry on April 10th for a great beer dinner, and
will then be at America On Tap in Robbinsville, NJ and the Reading Craft Beer
Festival in Reading, PA on the 18th. They will have a specialty cask at the Yards
Real Ale Fest on the 19th. April 25th is full of great events with McCooles Red Lion
Beer Fest and the Cottman Craft Beer Fest in PA that day. We will cap off the
month with a Brewer's Dinner at The Fiddler's Elbow on the 29th.

Keep an eye out for weekly specials in the River Horse gift shop, plus a variety of
casks, new merchandise, and their usual weekend brewery tours. The gift shop is
open for merchandise and take out beer Friday through Sunday, 12-5pm.


Peoples Choice Award for Cape May Brewing

A new 30-barrel brewhouse for Cape May Brewing Company has been installed,
in our expansion into a second location, a 15,000 square-foot warehouse. This
brings CMBC's production brewery count up to two, both located in the industrial
complex of the Cape May Airport. There will be a ribbon cutting for the new space
in early May,  With expansion  we will produce up to 15,000 barrels of tasty beer.

March was the month of awards for CMB recipes. Out of 150 breweries on site,
and thanks to 25,000 patrons, CMB took home the People's Choice Award at the
10th Annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival.  CMB also took home the Jersey
Brewery of the Year Award from the New York International Beer Competition


Saison du Flounder in Craft Beer Face-Off

Flounder Brewing Company will be opening up at the end of April for some
growler fill days -- check out their Facebook page for more details. Flounder
Brewing's Saison du Flounder will also be at the Prudential Center on April 7th for
the NJ/NY Craft Beer Face-Off at the Devils vs. Ranger's Game. You can order
tickets online. In the meantime Flounder Brewing is brewing up inventory for May
and June and working on some new pilot batches


Tuckahoe Fostering the Funk

Keep an eye out for the first release in a new series of beers from Tuckahoe
Brewing Company called Foster the Funk.  The world of wild yeast and bacteria
can produce some of the most flavorful, intense, intricate, and complex flavors and
smells, but it can also produce some of the most nuanced, subtle, and gentle
profiles. With their Foster the Funk series, Tuckahoe will take everyone on a
journey of the endless possibilities that sour, funky, and wild beers can provide.
They have been working on pilot batches, testing a variety of mixed cultures, and
profiling different fermentation and aging characteristics for quite some time.


Australasia Double IPA for Harvest Moon Cask Night

Harvest Moon Brewery will be hosting their monthly cask night on Thursday April
9th @ 5:30pm. April's cask will be Australasia Double IPA with Mosaic hops.

Later in the month, a new Amber Ale will be hitting the Harvest Moon taps along
with Sturgis Pop's Double IPA. Sturgis Pop's is brewed every April to
commemorate the passing of Chef Tank's father. This year's first batch of Berliner
Weisse will be hitting the taps near the end of the month as well. They will again
be offering a rotating selection of house-made syrups for the Berliner Weisse.


Pi to Sponsor 2015 Tour of Somerville Bike Race

Pi Brewing Company just finalized a deal to be a craft brew sponsor of the 2015
Tour of Somerville bike race! On Monday, May 25th, the Pi Brewing Company John
Chiselko Category 2 Race will be held in Somerville, NJ.


New Jersey Beer Co. Busy in April

New Jersey Beer Company has many events lined up for April:
•April 3 - Buffalo Wild Wings (Brick)
•April 7 - Prudential Center - NY vs NJ beer faceoff
•April 9 - Buffalo Wild Wings (New Brunswick)
•April 23 - End of Elm (Morristown)
•April 24 - MJ's (Tinton Falls)
•April 30 - Corner Bar (Pilesgrove)


Join Gaslight for Game of Thrones Premiere

Gaslight Brewing Company has lots of goodies on tap this month:
•Eliminator Honey Double Mai Bock
•Pinhead Pilsner
•Hopfest American I.P.A.
•Bison Brown Ale
•Enkel Biter Belgian Single
•Quad-Rotor Belgian Quadrupel
•Oatmeal Stout
Upcoming Gaslight Beers:
•Big Dog Porter • Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad-Rotor • Abbey Normal Belgian Double
Upcoming event:
•Bus Trip to TAP-NY

To celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones
premiering on Sunday, April 12 Gaslight will have 4 of the Game of Thrones beer
on tap:
•Take the Black Stout
•Fire & Blood
•Valar Morghulis
•Three Eyed Raven


Krogh's Rolling Out Wee Heavy Cask

Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub at 23 White Deer Plaza in Sparta welcomes April
with two Casks and one Seasonal. The casks are a Kilt Lifter Wee Heavy and a
Stickebier. The Wee Heavy Cask (wee meaning small as in amount served and
heavy meaning a high alcohol content) is a copper-colored Scottish ale that is
sweet with a complex malt character. This cask has caramel notes and rum barrel
spiciness from aging in oak Caribbean rum barrels. It also has a warm alcohol
presence at 9.2% AbV. The Stickebier Cask is malty and full-bodied with a
relatively high alcohol content. Stickebier is German slang for "secret brew."
Krogh's April Seasonal on tap will be an Altbier.  Please call ahead for specific
availability (973) 729-8428 or check their website


Screamin' Hill Brewery Springs Towards Opening

Last week Screamin' Hill Brewery in Cream Ridge NJ received their certificate
of occupancy and their state liquor license. They are currently setting up their
system and hope to be brewing in the next few weeks. They are looking
forward to a spring opening!


Angry Erik Expands Distribution

Angry Erik Brewing is now on tap in Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon, Warren, Passaic
and Bergen Counties! After celebrating a successful one year Anniversary in
February, Angry Erik Brewing has made the leap to distribute outside of Sussex &
Morris counties. New places to get your Angry Erik beer include Gnarly Brews in
Phillipsburg, New York Wing Factory in Fort Lee NJ, The Stirling Hotel in Stirling,
NJ & Nik's Wunderbar in Whitehouse Station!


Ramsteins Maibock

High Point Brewing will released Ramsteins Maibock on  March 14 to great
aclaim. Ramsteins Maibock is a rich amber bock that is brewed with Vienna and
Munich malts. Lager yeast ferments this beer to create a malty character with a
hint of caramel toffee aroma. This beer was selected as one of the best 100 beers
in the world by Mens Journal Magazine in 2014. It was also awarded a Silver
medal by TAP NY in 2004, and it contains 7.5% ABV. Maibock will be available for
growler fill and by glass in their taproom.


Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant

Great beer and food - double award winners!
15 So. Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ
Don't miss Cask Ale Thursdays!

Home of NJ's largest beer appreciation club - The Draught Board 15.
Join us the second Sunday of every month at 4 PM.


Pizza Uno
US Rt 1 South Metucheon


The Shepherd and the Knucklehead
Now with 90 great taps!!
529 Belmont Ave., Haledon, NJ
HERE for current tap list.
Nexus Recommended!


Carton Brewing
6 E. Washington Ave Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Call for tour information - 732-654-beer


Basil T’s
183 Riverside Ave Red Bank

Mike Sella is hard at work as the brewer at Basil T’s and a Nexus favorite!


Pizza Uno
US Rt 1 South Metucheon

Best wishes to brewer Chris Percello who's moving on to head a new
brewpub in Washington D.C.  Best of luck!


River Horse Brewing
Lambertville NJ


Kane Brewing
Ocean Township NJ
Free tours weekends - 732.922.8600


Flying Fish Brewery
Cherry Hill, NJ


Tuckahoe Brewing Co.
9 Stoney Ct Ocean View

Stirling Hotel
Main Ave Stirling NJ
Nexus Recommended Beer Bar

Current beer list at
Warren, NJ
Nexus Recommended
Every Friday
Brewery tour
Cricket Hill
Fairfield, NJ
Every Tuesday
$4 off Trappist Beers
The Tap Room
Warren, NJ
To have your event
listed or to update
information contact

Artisan’s Brewery & Italian Grill
Toms River, NJ

Basil T’s Brewery & Italian Grill
Red Bank, NJ

Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant
South Orange, NJ

Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe  
New Brunswick, NJ

Iron Hill Brewery
Maple Shade, NJ

Iron Hill Brewery
Voorhees, NJ

JJ Bittings Brewing Company
Woodbridge, NJ

Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub
Sparta, NJ

Long Valley Pub & Brewery  
Long Valley, NJ

The Ship Inn Restaurant & Pub  
Milford, NJ

Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery
Berkeley Heights, NJ

Triumph Brewing Company  
Princeton, NJ

Tun Tavern & Restaurant  
Atlantic City, NJ

Uno Chicago Grill & Brewery  
Metuchen, NJ
April 7
Meet Bolero Snort
381 Main Bar
Little Falls, NJ
Every Friday
Climax Brewing
Tours & Tasting
Climax Brewery
Roselle Park, NJ
April 8
Firestone Walker
Poor Henry's
Montville, NJ
April 10
Beer Dinner
Corner Table
Union, NJ
April 4
Tasting W/ Frank Olsen
Petrock's Liquors
Hillsboroughl, NJ
April 22
Clown Shoes Circus
Poor Henry's
Montville,  NJ
And please keep drinking local beer!!
Northside Lounge
Manville, NJ
new special events in the
planning stages-
full details soon.
NY Wing Factory
Fort Lee, NJ
"Best New Beer Bar"
Current Beers