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Something New is Brewing in New Jersey! Check out @BrewTurtle!

Turtle Stone LogoIf television is any indication of the popularity of any certain location, New Jersey sure is winning. Many TV shows have placed our “little” state on the map (some with more negative connotations than positive support) and future shows (like FX’s Untitled Jersey City Project) will continue to do so.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I’m proud to call this state home.

The craft beer scene in New Jersey is no different – it’s winning. With close to 20 recognized breweries and many more in the making, the state is expanding its reach all over the country with a number of local breweries (like Flying Fish) being distributed in other states.

So if 20 instances of a good thing are great, why not add one more? You will get no complaints from me.

I recently had the opportunity to chat with the founder of Turtle Stone Brewing, Ben Battiata from Vineland, NJ. Ultimately, our conversation became an article that I wrote for

Click here to read about this new local brewery opening its doors in late 2011!

You can also follow the Turtle Stone story on their blog at


It’s still summer in Belmar, right? Beer on the Pier Event!

I know that it’s September already and although summer officially ends the day after this post is published, wouldn’t it be nice to come back for a fun filled Saturday in Belmar, NJ?

Well, here is your chance!

In the past month, I’ve gotten involved with a great group of guys and gals at This group of devoted craft heads aims to spread the knowledge about the craft beer community throughout the state of New Jersey.

Beer on the Pier

Beer on the Pier - Belmar Marina, Sept 24th!

Our devoted leader, Mike K (@NJCraftBeer), recently requested the support of NJCB reporters to help talk and pour beer at the second annual Beer on the Pier event in Belmar – and, like with most craft beer related things, it was very difficult to say no.

I will be engaging on a long journey from Jersey City to the Belmar Marina to participate in the event as a proud representative of NJCB. I am very excited for the opportunity as it will be the first time that I will be volunteering at a craft beer related event.

Click here to read more about the event including the VERY long list of breweries that will be present including the likes of Weyerbacher (Easton, PA), Sixpoint (Brooklyn, NY), Oskar Blues (Boulder, CO) and Terrapin (Athens, GA).

Listed on the ballot are also a couple of local NJ breweries including River Horse (Lambertville) and Cricket Hill (Fairfield).

Don’t you think this is a great way to spend a Saturday? Hope to see you there!

Do you plan on making it out to the Beer on the Pier event?

NJ’s own @RiverHorseBrew Lager: Guest Review for @DailyBeerReview

River Horse LagerI recently met Rob via twitter (@dailybeerreview). He is an avid craft beer blogger and runs a daily review site (

Rob asked if anyone wanted to do a guest review for his blog, and being the “cool” guy that I am – I did just that!

Click here to read my review of the River Horse Lager (brewed in Lambertville, NJ) on the Daily Beer Review!

Make sure you visit Rob’s site,, for pure dedication to craft beer reviews.

What was the last great beer you had that was brewed in New Jersey?