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

****More events listed daily - check back often****
Arty Hannemann
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Angry Erik

SWhat could possibly make Angry Erik's Honey & Hibiscus Tripel (H2Ale) better?
Aging it in wine barrels! Angry Erik Brewing conditioned this ale in Sauvignon
Blanc barrels resulting in delightful fruity aromas, light oak & tart hibiscus flavors
leading to a crisp finish in this 10.8% Belgian-style Tripel!Topaz Tsunami will be
returning to the tasting room this month as well! A tidal wave of Topaz hops & a
few others that got picked up by the wave, this IPA aromas of papaya & melon
leading into juicy apricot & tropical flavors with a refreshing, bitter citrus-peel finish.


Tun Tavern

Stop in and try our latest creation Russian Imperial Stout:  Brewed with chocolate,
caramel and oat malts. This creamy beer pours a dark black, with a creamy dark
brown head.  Roasty and rich chocolate flavor, with noticeable alcohol presence.  
10.5% abv. The Russian Imperial Stout is available in a 10 ounce glass, 32 oz
Crowler $13.99 and 64 oz Growler refill $22.00



Flounder Brewing Co. starts out July with new summer hours, open Thursdays
5-7, Fridays 4-8, and Saturdays 2-7!  New beers all throughout the month with a
special bottle release starting Friday 7/14 - Funkonnay - our 4.2% table
brettanomyces table beer aged in a chardonnay barrel for over a year and
fermented throughout with East Coast Yeast's Dirty Dozen wild yeast pitch.  Tthis
collaboration was a year in the making between Flounder and East Coast Yeast.



Demented Brewing Company is now distributing cans of Scarlet Night, Gallows
Hill, and Astarte.  They have just leased another space which they will be using for
storage to allow the expansion of their brewery.  They are still releasing a new
beer every Sunday including a number of summer brews being released both in
their tasting room and to draft accounts throughout the state.  


River Horse

ERiver Horse Brewing of Ewing, NJ has expanded their canned offerings with two
new beers that debuted Friday, 6/30.  “My Name is Citrus Maximus” IPA features a
super citrusy nose imparted by white grapefruit and passion fruit.  “Juiced IPA,”
produced in partnership with Whole Foods Markets, is a hazy, New England style
IPA that showcases Lemondrop hops and has a dry finish.  Both brews come in 4
packs of 16 oz. cans, a first for the brewery. Continuing their line of Final Friday
one-off, tasting-room-only brews, River Horse released "Farmer's Daughter," a
summery strawberry rhubarb blonde ale, in June. For July, they are revisiting
beers inspired by cocktails, as they did with their 20th anniversary ale, and
creating a Gimlet Kettle Sour using juniper berries, lime peel, and Motueka
hops for their limey undertones.


Cricket Hill

The mix of brews on Cricket Hill's 13-taps continues to grow.  In July we'll have
Abbey Tripel V2.0 (limited release at 9.6 ABV), Sim-Jerko Imperial Hot Ale (double
IPA with habanero peppers), Double Dry-Hopped Sim-Notic Imperial IPA (with
Falconer's Flight hops), and Nitro Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale.   When you visit,
remember limited release brews are not bottled, so bring your growler or
purchase a new CH growler to add to your collection.  Keep current with release
info and events at


Cape May

You asked and we delivered! Cape May Brewing Co. has begun offering two of
their beers -- Cape May IPA and Coastal Evacuation DIPA -- in cans. CMBC's
outstanding Summer Catch is now available in bottles at liquor stores. CMBC is
planning a killer 6th anniversary party, Good Libations, on Friday, July 7th, from 4
till 10pm. With six special one-offs, your favorite summer tunes, and the Brew
Crew manning a dunk tank to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research, it'll be a
great time!



We will be canning our Major Nelson Pale ale in July. The beer is 5.5% abv, light
and bursting with tropical and citrusy hops. This will be a limited can release at
the brewery.  Details will be posted on social media channels
The Spellbound Century is almost sold out. There are about 100 spots left out of
the 750 and no walk-ups are allowed.  Details are on the Spellbound website


Beach Haus

The Beach Haus Brewery open at 12 noon daily and features 12 - 14 beers on tap.
We feature our Friday Night  Test Dept.™ series of beers all summer long. This is
a series of ‘one-off’ brews that our brewers have put together and range in stye
from Saisons to New England-style IPA’s. Our taproom is climate controlled and
we have an open-air deck so you can take in the sights and sounds of Belmar, NJ.


Cape May

Cape May Brewing Company has an exciting new look! After six years of one-off
bottle designs, we've devised a cohesive look that speaks to what we stand for as
a company. Our new look evokes all of the great things about Cape May: the
breeze, the beach, and, of course, our beer! The new logo, badge, and website
are currently in use, with new bottle designs set to deploy over the next month.
CMBC has a new look, but we're still New Jersey Proud!



The Marshallville Wit is back on draft in the tasting room, and six packs are also
for sale. Persistent Illusion is also on tap for Memorial Day Weekend! This juicy,
dry hopped, Pale Ale is fermented with our house Farmhouse yeast strain, giving
it an Earthy complexity. The Mosaic, Belma, and Summer hops we use give it a
bright and fruity nose and taste. Peaches Table Sour will also be making its
comeback within the next few weeks.


Lower Forge

June is going to be busy at Lower Forge Brewery in Downtown Medford, NJ.  We
start on June 1st with our Acoustic Open Mic Night; on June 11th, Medford hosts
the amazing Art, Wine, & Music Festival on Main Street; and our trivia nights return
on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays.  We’ll be releasing our next barrel-aged beer,
Perserverance, in June – and we have even more releases and events posted on
our Facebook page and web site at


Little Dog

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of Summer at the Jersey Shore  
and Little Dog is ready with a great lineup of beers, including our Local Girl Blonde
Ale w/a hint of ginger. We're here for tours, flights, pints, growler fills & retail
sales!  In addition to our regular offerings, we also feature a cask beer each
weekend;  Father's Day is Sunday, June 18th - we'll have something special for
Dad!  Check out for more info, including hours.



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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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
July 21 &22
Lone Eagle Anniy
Flemington, NJ
Every Friday
Climax Brewing
Tours & Tasting
Climax Brewery
Roselle Park, NJ
July 8
Bikes and Beers
Somerdale, NJ
And please keep drinking local beer!!
Northside Lounge
Manville, NJ
say hello to our great chef
Artie when you go!
For  special events
July 22
Cheers in Chester
Chester, NJ
Beer Spot & Grill
Fort Lee, NJ
An Official Nexus
Recommended Craft Bar

"Best New Beer Bar"
Special Events HERE
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brewery listed
here contact
July 23
Brews and Blues
Asbury Park, NJ
August 6
Beer & Crab Fest
Cape May NJ
July 20
The Hat Tavern presents
Night of 90 pts. BA Beers
Summit, NJ
NEXUS Recommended