Beer  Boulevard News
The Fresh Jersey Beer Scene  
Welcome to my column "where the news on the beer
scene is so fresh it's like a wet hopped IPA."
I personally go to every place listed - and update regularly.  
Now that's the freshest  NJ beer news around!

by Arty Hannemann
with  Arny Lands

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Arty Hannemann
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Icarus Brewing will be releasing several beers this month, including a North
East IPA, Belgian Blonde, Russian Imperial Stout, Weizenbock, and more.
They will also be releasing an exclusive beer for Martell's Tiki Bar in
Point Pleasant and Bayville.  


Little Dog

Little Dog will be participating in the Big Brew for National Homebrew Day,
Saturday May 6: We'll be brewing two back to back small batches of Big Dog Rye
IPA - our first! You're invited to watch 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Note: Tasting Room opens
noon - 6 p.m. Look for Big Dog on tap at the brewery later that month. May 6 is also
Derby Day, and we'll be pouring a cask of our beery take on a mint julep . . . Local
Girl Blonde Ale brewed with fresh ginger is officially back for the summer!



Jughandle Brewing Co is expanding their taproom hours for the summer! Starting
May 24, we will be touring and pouring Wed 5-9pm, Thurs 5-9pm, Fri 12-10pm,
Sat 12-10pm, and Sun 12-8pm. Over a dozen beers routinely on tap, including our
Pothole series of small batch brews.
We'll be celebrating our 1-year anniversary in June--stay tuned for details!


Forgotten Boardwalk

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing has started a brand new series of events to feature
a local animal shelter.  We will be holding these events once a month on a
Thursday to raise money for these amazing shelters.  There will be cats & kittens
on hand in the brewery that will be available for adoption.  Please join us on
Thursday, May 11th from 4-8.  A $10 optional donation at the door will go directly to
the shelter and we will pour a complimentary beer (for patrons 21+).  


River Horse

On May 5th in their tasting room, River Horse will be releasing in 750ml bottles,
Berry Lemonhead, a wheat based kettle sour brewed with lemon peel and citra
hops- aged in wine barrels with blueberries and raspberries and brett.
Their tasting room one-off is a Citrusy IPA with passionfruit and grapefruit -
a test pilot for a future canned release.


Common Sense

Construction is nearly complete at Common Sense Brewing in Bordentown,
New Jersey.  We should be ready for our ABC inspection in early May. A
June grand opening is planned.


Beach Haus

Beach Haus Brewery will celebrate 10 years of Beach Haus Beer on Saturday,
May 20th. The doors at the brewery will open at 12 Noon and we will feature 15+
beers on tap including celebration day exclusives like New England-style IPA, Rye
Pale Ale, Saison, Belgian IPA and India Pale Lager and more. There will be
random giveaways and complimentary anniversary toasts throughout the day.
Throughout the month of May we will be releasing Test Dept. series beers every
Friday. The kegs go on at 12 Noon and we pour them till they are exhausted. We
have featured anything from several wood-aged projects through American-Belgo’
s and more). These are only available at the brewery.



Belford Brewing Company just celebrated the brewing of its 250th batch of beer
early April with the making of our flagship beer, "Lobster Pot Ale". The business
continues to grow thanks to our new tasting room "Craft Beer Hall" in addition to
some new seasonal brews like our Honey Porter, "Swartzel" made from local
honey ~4.9 ABV. Coming soon is the release of our Pro Multis Belgian style Tripel
and Red Hill Rye beers both aged in Wild Turkey bourbon barrels on tap and
bottles. Also, coming soon is our Wet Side Pilsner ~5.0% ABV .



in May. Ramstein Beer will be at the Pilsner House in Hoboken @ 7pm for their
annual Maibock Lager barrel tapping. They’ll also be competing in the Beer BBQ
Bacon Showdown on May 20th in Morristown. Come out and root for them!
Then on May 23rd, Ramstein Beer will be the featured speaker at Tap Rock
Brewery’s Beer College presentation on Lager beer.Ramstein Beer will also be
debuting it’s 20th Anniversary Celebratory Beer, available now through the res
t of the year. It is a one-of-a-kind, version of our Double Platinum Blonde,
fermented with Champagne yeast.


Tun Tavern

Tun Tavern in Atlantic City welcomes Spring with 2 great new brews created by
brewer Mike LaRosa. Our Motueka India Pale Ale (6.8%) is brewed with Pilsner,
caramel & oat malts.  Hopped exclusively with Motueka, with notes of lemon &
lime zest and fresh mango.  Our Belgian Style Wit Bier (4.85%) is brewed with
Pilsner, Munich wheat & flaked wheat & sweet orange zest.  Hopped lightly with
German hops, floral notes, backed with a banana & clove finish.
These new gems round out our great selection which includes Mike's Honey Ale
and Blood Orange IPA!  Up next: DH Blonde Ale & Russian Imperial Stout.


Eight & Sand

May’s shaping up to be another fun month at Eight & Sand! We’ll host our third
comedy night at the brewery. The sold-out crowds at the first two allowed us to
introduce our beer to a ton of new customers!  Also, we’re excited to debut our
Berliner Weisse, the first sour we’ve brewed! They’ll join our newest addition, a
local malt Grisette, which marks the first in a series of Farmhouse styles
fermented with a locally cultured wild yeast!


Angry Erik

Move over ¡Viva Verde! There's a new pepper in town!!  Mango Chombo, a brand
new Mango Habañero Pale Ale, comes in at 7.0% ABV and will be released for
Cinco de Mayo! Juicy mango and sweet tropical fruit flood your senses while
fruity/citrusy flavors lead into subtle heat and hoppiness. This is the 50th unique
style of beer Angry Erik Brewing has released in its three years of brewing! To
celebrate, the entire Angry Erik Brew Crew got together to brew it. C


Cricket Hill

April showers bring new Cricket Hill beers on tap for May! Returning to our 13-tap
lineup this month are fan favorites Brew Jitsu Session IPA and Schnick Schnack
Sour. These brews are perfect as the weather turns warmer and days grow
longer. Join us to celebrate American Beer Week, May 15 - 20 -- $1 off growler fills.
For more details on brewery events, product specials, what's on-tap, brewfests,
and tours -- visit



We are excited to release Rabbit Hole, a strictly NJ-ingredient farmhouse style
beer.  Wheat from Rabbit Hill Malthouse & hops from Oast House Hop Farm.
Friday, May 5th farmers from Rabbit Hill and Oast House will be at the brewery to
talk homegrown ingredients.  Our summer seasonal, Marshallville Wit, will be out
in draft towards the end of May. Coming soon to the tasting room- A Persistent
Illusion, Soft J (Belgian pale ale), Peaches (table sour) and Snack will make a
return in June. We are now open at 3:00 on Fridays!!



Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub at 23 White Deer Plaza in Sparta features a
spring seasonal, an Augie's Altbier. This crisp, clean German ale is medium
amber in color and very sessionable with an AbV of 5.6%. Their next seasonal will
be Madi's Maibock, another spring lager,  light amber in color with a
n AbV at 6.2%.
Follow the beer selections at Krogh's on Untappd! Cheers to a happy spring!.


Cape May

There are some great things happening at Cape May Brew Co. in May.
Celebrating Cape May County’s 325th anniversary, Follow the Gull -- named after
the signs leading the way from Cape May to Atlantic City -- is an IPA hop bomb
with 325 lbs of hops and 3,250 lbs of malt. Continuing our successful Barrel Aged
Series, Brothel Madam is a Bretted sour ale, aged on raspberry and cranberry.
And our fan favorite cranberry shandy, The Bog, returns May 4th!  


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


Pizza Uno
US Rt 1 South Metucheon


River Horse Brewing
Lambertville NJ


Kane Brewing
Ocean Township NJ
Free tours weekends - 732.922.8600


The Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant
South Orange, NJ
=BeerNexus Recommended=


Tuckahoe Brewing Co.
9 Stoney Ct Ocean View

Stirling Hotel
Main Ave Stirling NJ

Nexus Recommended Beer Bar
Current beer list at
Warren, NJ

Open Most Days
Brewery tour
Cricket Hill
Fairfield, NJ
Every Tuesday
$4 off Trappist Beers
The Tap Room
Warren, NJ
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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
May 20
Spring Brewfest
Chester, NJ
Every Friday
Climax Brewing
Tours & Tasting
Climax Brewery
Roselle Park, NJ
May 6
Kearny Food & Beer
Kearny, NJ
May 6
Skylands Fest
Augusta, NJ
And please keep drinking local beer!!
Northside Lounge
Manville, NJ
say hello to our great chef
Artie when you go!
For  special events
May 13
Pour -a-Palozza
Westmont, NJ
Beer Spot & Grill
Fort Lee, NJ
An Official Nexus
Recommended Craft Bar

"Best New Beer Bar"
Special Events HERE
May 20
Hackettstown, NJ