Brewery Review: Climax Brewing Company in Roselle Park

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I recently got to visit Climax Brewing Company, the oldest microbrewery in NJ! They have a small location in Roselle Park.

When we got there we paid for our tour and tasting which was $10 a  person. With that $10 you get 6, 4oz samplers which is actually a decent amount of beer. You can even get your first beer filled while you’re waiting for the tour to begin!

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When I saw tour, I use the term lightly. You don’t move too much while you are learning about the beer making process and history of the microbrewery. Having said that, you do learn a lot. Our tour was conducted by the owner, who was obviously knowledgeable about what he was talking about. I definitely learned more about making beer from this tour than I had on other brewery tours in the past. Plus, he was entertaining.

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The brewery has two small stations where you can get beer, but be prepared to stand and drink. The area is small, and you’re surrounded by equipment and boxes…but there is a nice little outdoor area if the weather is nice.

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One of the kegs was tapped soon after we got there, so I tried the following beers in this order:
– Helles; ABV 4.7%
– Golden Ale
– ESB (Extra Bitter Pale Ale); ABV 5.5%
– IPA; ABV 6%
– Cherry Snow Plow Winter Ale (Seasonal)

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I will say this, I have nothing negative to say about the beer. Everything we tried was fantastic, including the IPA and I regularly dislike IPAs (it wasn’t too hoppy). I highly recommend their beer, and if you can visit, directly from the brewery.

Their hours are limited so if you want to visit, visit during 5:30 – 8:30pm. The tour was roughly 45 minutes so they really only have time to do 2-3 tours each evening. I’d recommend calling ahead.

Also, as an FYI, they do not sell growlers BUT you can get them filled. So if you want to bring home some beer, BYOGrowler. If you’re like me, you have plenty.

About Climax Brewing Company:

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Climax Brewing is New Jerseys oldest micro brewery producing much acclaimed ales and lagers.

Address:112 Valley Rd, Roselle Park, NJ; (908) 620-9585
Hours: Friday – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM for tours and tastings (Cost is $10)

Check out more info on their Website!

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Brewery Review: Belford Brewing Company

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Apparently I’m on a brewery kick! Last week I reviewed Carton Brewing, but the same  day I also visited Belford Brewing which is only 8 minutes from there.

Belford Brewing Company is still on the newer side. However, this small brewery offers a lot of craft beers to try!

2 breweries in 1 day! #belfordbrewing #belfordnj #middletownnj #njcraftbeer #drinklocal #nj #newjersey #njisntboring

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BUT before you try the beer, you must go on the tour! This tour was short and sweet, and hosted by the brewery owner! This is a family run brewery which is pretty cool!

Once you’re done with the tour, you can try their beer in sample size or pints individually. Or you can do what I did and try a “school” which allows you to try all their beers for $12. Not too shabby.

If you go the school route, you get tokens to redeem for beers. Beers are set individual at a different token prices.

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While I was there they had 8 beers on tap. They are always creating new things, but they always have the “Core 5″. Depending on when you go you can be trying something completely different.

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Beers I Tried ->

The Core 5:
– Striper – Wit 4.8% ABV
– Wares Creek – Pale Ale 5.8% ABV
– Lobster Pot – Nut Brown Ale 6% ABV
– Pro-Multis – Belgian Tripel 9.4% ABV
– Crowweed- Stout 6% ABV
Seasonal:
– Leonardville – Lager 5.4% ABV
– Flannel – Spice Ale 6.2% ABV
– Horseshoe – Maibock 6.2% ABV

Overall, I had a great time hanging out there and drinking beer. I also enjoyed having these snacks along with my beer. It was a nice touch.

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I left there with another 64 oz growler to add to my collection on NJ Brewery growlers. I’m running out of space.

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Drink local and support this small brewery so they can continue to grow!

About Belford Brewing Company:

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NJ Craft Brewery in Monmouth County!

Address: 84 Leonardville Rd, Belford; (732) 769-7168
Hours: Friday – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Saturday – 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Check out more info on their Website!

Like them on Facebook!

Brewery Review: Carton Brewing in Atlantic Highlands

I have two friends who live in South Jersey (I’m more central) and we like to go to breweries together. So when they came up to visit me, we went to Carton Brewing!

Carton Brewing might be one of the more popular craft breweries in New Jersey. You may recognize them from their orange logo.

Visiting their brewery was a really cool experience. They are right in downtown Atlantic Highlands, close to First Avenue Playhouse and the movie theater. You’ll find the building since it’s orange (they really like orange) and their cool cars outside.

Before you go to their tasting room for the first time, you need to take the tour of the brewery (state law) which I don’t mind since I love hearing the process of how a brewery’s beer is made, history, etc.

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Apparently dogs can also go on the tour, because I met two when we were there. Maybe I should have brought my two crazy pups? Nah…

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Once we finished the tour we headed to the tasting room which was PACKED. They are definitely a popular place to hang.

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You pay $5 to try 5 beers. Each beer was 1 token, which made the whole tasting experience really easy. You can hold on to the tokens too if you want to use them on a different visit. I was pretty tempted to do that because the tokens were pretty cool.

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Regardless of what you’re tasting, they start you with the Boat (Session ale, 4.2% ABV). The Boat is the first beer they ever produced.

Time for some #njcraftbeer at @cartonbrewing in #atlantichighlandsnj! First time here! #njbeer #drinklocal #nj #newjersey #njisntboring

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After that, I tried 5 different beers they had on tap:

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– 077XX – East Coast Double IPA: 7.8%
– BDG – Country Ale: 6%
– HopPun – American Pale Ale: 5.3%
– Wit Whale – Wit: 5/9%
– Intermezzo – Green Apple and Wasabi Sour Ale: 5.0%

AND I took a sip of the Carton of Milk – Session Milk Stout: 4.0% from my friend’s sample.

I really liked all their beer, but my favorite was the Intermezzo. It was an odd smelling beer, and it had an interesting taste, but I dug it. Despite not being a fan of IPAs, I did enjoy their 077XX Double IPA.

I left with a growler (FYI a 32oz growler and a 64oz growler are the same price) and a t-shirt because they were so cool! I love a Jersey Tee!

Definitely visit their brewery! If it’s too far, at least try their beer!

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About Carton Brewing:

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Having decided they had something to contribute to the very exciting conversation going on in craft brewing, cousins Chris and Augie Carton teamed up and started Carton Brewing. In the seashore community where they were born and raised, the Carton boys found a turn-of-the-century red brick warehouse and adapted it to accommodate a state-of-the-art Newlands Systems 15 barrel brew house. 6 E. Washington Avenue was turned into an independent craft brewery and their hats were in the ring. Applying a passion for stimulating flavor to inspiration found all around them, they set about their goal: to make tasty beer in the place their tastes were formed.

Address: 6 E Washington Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ; (732) 654-2337
Hours: Thurs & Fri  5-7:30PM, Sat & Sun 12-5PM

Check out more info on their Website!

Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter @CartonBrewing & Instagram

Brewery Review: Tun Tavern in Atlantic City

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I’ve been visiting a lot of craft breweries all around New Jersey lately, and while in Atlantic City I decided to check out Tun Tavern, which is a microbrewery and restaurant.

The restaurant itself is really nice, and it’s right by the convention center and the Tanger Outlets so it’s in a convenient location. They also have free parking, which is always an added bonus in Atlantic City. They also had live music when we were there!

We decided to get a flight/sampler, so we could try most of their beers on tap, which came in 3 oz pours, 5 total. I opted out of the IPA and switched it out with a Hefeweizen (not a fan of IPAs). I should also mention that their Hops are Jersey Grown!

Enjoying a flight of #njcraftbeer at #tuntavern in #atlanticcity! 🍻 #nj #newjersey #njisntboring

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Beers I tried:
– Irish Red: Irish Style Red Ale ABV 5.1%
– Devil Dog Pale Ale: American Style Pale Ale ABV 5.2%
– Tun Light: Blonde Ale ABV 3.9%
– Leather Neck Stout: Oatmeal Stout ABV 4.5%
– German-Style Hefeweizen (Seasonal)

As I mentioned, they also have an IPA (ABV 6.5%), a Belgian Style Tripel, and an American-Style Barley Wine Ale which comes in bottles only. Because they brew all their beer in house, they also have seasonal beers. I may return in the Fall to try their pumpkin beer.

Since they are a restaurant, they recommend what beer would taste well with your meal which is nice.

My husband got a burger, which they recommend with the Leather Neck Stout or the IPA.

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I got a chicken caesar salad, which they recommend with the Devil Dog Pale Ale or the Tun Light.

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Overall, it was a great meal with great beer, and it’s definitely a reasonably priced place to go to in Atlantic City.

You can also get a growler to go! ($10 empty, $24 filled, $16 refills). We got one to add to our big collection of NJ growlers which is growing more and more every day.

Support local NJ beer! Check them out!

About Tun Tavern:

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When first built in 1685 on Philadelphia’s waterfront, the original Tun Tavern developed a reputation for offering fine beers and being home to important historical events including being the birthplace of the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1775. Today’s Tun Tavern continues to hold prestige as the first brew pub in Atlantic City, NJ offering award-winning casual gourmet cuisine and handcrafted brews, as well as live entertainment and special events.

Address: 2 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: 609.347-7800

Check out more info on their Website!

Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter @ACTunTavern

Brewery Review: Beach Haus in Belmar

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I’ve been to a lot of beer festivals lately, and one brewery I’ve frequently stopped by is Beach Haus. They are finally open (hooray!!) so I decided to check them out during their soft opening.

When you walk in the doors, you are greeted by a very reasonably priced gift shop. They have glasses, hoodies, hats, t-shirts…lots of great things to choose from. We(and by we I mean my husband and I) ended up picking up a growler (64 oz) to add to our growing collection on NJ brewery growlers.

We ended up going on a tour of the brewery (which was free at the time), which really covered everything going on at the brewery from production to bottling. It was a great tour, I definitely recommend it.

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The tour ends at the tasting room where I saw this piece from my pal, artist Corey Hudson:

 

Since the building used to be Freedman’s bakery, the wood used it this piece was salvaged from the original construction. Pretty cool!

We purchased a flight of beer ($7.50 for 4 beers) so we could try a little bit of everything. Here is what the currently had on tap at the time:

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Beers I tried while I was there:
– Parade Day – Irish Coffee Stout ABV 7%
– High Side – American Blonde Ale ABV 6.7%
– Herb’s Rye – American Wheat Ale ABV 4.5%
– Station 2 Station – Porter ABV 6 %

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Everything we tasted was great. I am definitely partial to the High Side. I also recommend the Winter Rental (which is seasonal). I’ve had that a few times at beer festivals. It gets a big thumbs up.

We also picked up a FRESH 6-pack of the Kick Back Ale, which we didn’t taste beforehand…but we’re glad we bought it.

I know this brewery is going to be hopping (pun intended) over the Summer. They are a brewery that is proud of their Jersey Shore roots, and they are located in a prime location in downtown Belmar. If you need a food recommendation, definitely check out 10th Avenue Burrito! They’re walking distance from Beach Haus, and their burritos and nachos (pictured here) are good carbs before you start drinking!

Mmmmm nachos at @10thaveburrito! #belmarnj #Belmar #jerseyshore #jerseyshoreeats @jerseyshoreinmotion #jerseyeats #nj #NewJersey #njisntboring

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About Beach Haus:

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Happily brewing the Beach Haus® family of beers out of Belmar, NJ.

Address: 801 Main St, Belmar, NJ ; 732 202-7782
Hours: As of this post they are still in their soft opening. Check their Facebook page for updates!

Check out more info on their Website!

Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter @BeachHausBeer & Instagram

Brewery Review: Spellbound Brewing in Mount Holly

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When I visited Spellbound Brewery a few weeks ago, it was my last stop on a three brewery tour of just some of the breweries in South Jersey. I have already written a review for stop #1, Lunacy Brewing Co and Stop #2 Village Idiot Brewing Co which is also in Mount Holly.

Like Lunacy Brewing, Spellbound Brewing was also in a warehouse area, but since it’s been around a little longer it looks a little bit nicer on your way to the door. First you are greeted by these gates:

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Then you walk down a path, which has outside seating for the brewery for when the weather is nice.

Then you walk into the tap room, which was cozy, but really well put together.

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From the window behind the bar, you can see the production of the beer which is actually really cool.

Since I like to try as much as possible (within reason), we decided to get a beer flight.

Beers I tried While I was There:
– Pale Ale 5.5%
– Palo Santo Porter 6.9% (Seasonal)
–  NJ Craft Beer Collaboration Triple 8.5% ABV
– Peach 2x IPA 7.5% ABV (Seasonal)

The beer was all phenomenal. I’m not a huge porter fan, but I always like to try it, but this one I really enjoyed.

What’s great about these local spots is that their always adding to their beer line up. Here is the line up when we went, but when you go (and you should go) you could have something completely different.

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This really is a great place to hang out, drink and chill. The day I went there were lots of families, adults ranging from 21 to 70, and you can bring in your food so people were enjoying pizza, Philly pretzels and more. I wish I lived closer!

Like all  the other breweries I’ve touring lately, we left will a full growler (of the NJ Craft Beer Collab Triple). We enjoyed it with our friends with pizza the next day :

 

Be sure to check them out! Details are below!

About Spellbound Brewing (From their Website):

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We are all passionate about craft beer and helping the community where we can.  Look for us at fests and charity events all over NJ.  Stop by, introduce yourself and chat over a finely crafted beer! 

We are opening with a 20 barrel brewhouse, 4 – 40 barrel fermenters, and 2 – 10 barrel fermenters for some of the more extreme beers

Address: 10 Lippincott Ln #12, Mt Holly, NJ; (609) 744-0665
Hours: Thurs: 5pm – 9pm, Fri: 5pm – 9pm, Sat: Noon – 8pm

Check out more info on their Website!

Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter @SpellboundBrew & Instagram

Twitter Contest! Win 2 Free Tickets to The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival on May 9!

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Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, live music, mechanical bull and more!!

I am giving away 2 FREE tickets to the event!

Here’s How to Enter the Twitter Contest:
1. You must Follow @NJIsntBoring and @BigBrewBeerFest on Facebook.
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Twitter you must ReTweet it.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, April 20th at 8pm. There will be  a Twitter post declaring the winner!

Additional Details:BBNJS

The Big Brew Beer Festival is coming back to Sussex County, NJ!

The Big Brew Sussex Fest on May 9th will feature:
* Outdoors & Under Tents at the Sussex County Fairgrounds
* 200+ Craft Beers
* 6 Food Trucks
* Mechanical Bull
* Music by Sick Star Nation

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is also a benefit for the Newton Fire Museum.

Don’t Wait to Purchase Tickets!

Pricing will increase 2 weeks and 1 week before event

Tickets are available at: www.bigbrewnj.com

$10 off with Promo Code: NJISNTBORING

Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015; 1:30pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $53 GA, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on April 25th. Get Tickets HERE

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Picture Taken from December’s Big Brew Sussex Festival

 Official Press Release:

The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is returning to the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey on Saturday, May 9th, 2015.  The Fest will be outdoors and under tents.

Over 200 styles of craft beer will be available for tasting, and many New Jersey breweries will be featured including Sussex County’s popular Angry Erik Brewing.

There will also be six great food trucks on-site including award-winning food trucks The Cow & The Curd, Oink & Moo BBQ, Empanada Guy, Waffle de Lys, The Outslider and Pizza Vita.

Big Brew Sussex will also feature a Mechanical Bull, which is certain to add to the festive atmosphere.

Music will be provided by high-energy local cover band Sick Star Nation.

Big Brew Sussex Festival is a benefit to support the effort to restore the historic Newton Fire Museum, which due to needed repairs is in danger of closing its doors forever.  The intrinsic value of what the museum contains and represents to the community is priceless. Please visit their website to make a direct donation  www.newtonfiremuseum.org                                                                   

Sponsors for the event include Salt Gastropub and The Trout and the Troll (both of Byram, NJ) and No Idea Sports. Partners include New Jersey Craft Beer and New Jersey Isn’t Boring.

SESSION TIMES:     1:30 PM -5:30 PM

SESSION PRICING:   General Admission – $53     Designated Driver -$10

(Note: ticket prices will increase on April 25th and again on May 2nd).

Tickets are available online at:   http://www.bigbrewnj.com
All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Please note that knapsacks and large bags are not permitted on the Festival grounds.

Brewery Review: Village Idiot Brewing Co in Mount Holly

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I recently got to check out Village Idiot Brewing Co in downtown Mount Holly, right on High St. It’s a really neat bar that you should definitely check out if you’re in town!

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If you’re there to try their beer (why else would you be there?) the way the tastings work, is you buy “tokens” and the tokens can be applied to towards a tasting glass sized beer or a pint.

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Beers I tried while I was there:
– Bridgeton Blonde; Golden Blonde Ale 4% ABV
– Oatmeal Chocolate Stout; 5.5% ABV
– Thong Removal Tripel; Belgian-style Tripel 9.5% ABV

The more and more breweries I go to, I feel like I’m drawn to those three kinds of beers. I prefer a Belgium-style beer, and the Thong Removal Tripel was my favorite of the three(of course it cost more tokens). All the beers were great, they definitely take pride and hard work into what they do. I wish I could have tried all the beers, but this was my second out of three brewery tours that day and I definitely had to take it easy. Luckily I saw a diner right around the corner so I’ll be back in the area soon! I’ll just need to remember to bring back my growler!

Leaving @villageidiotbrewing with growler no.2 🍻#njcraftbeer #mounthollynj #njbeer #southjersey #nj #drinklocal #newjersey #njisntboring

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This is a great brewery in a great area. You can very easily spend the day walking around Mount Holly, grab lunch or dinner, and then grab drinks the brewery! Personally, I would rather grab a beer from the brewery directly. It’ a fun experience, and you can chat with the people who created the beer your drinking. It’s educational!

I am very quickly checking off  visiting a lot of breweries all around New Jersey! Good thing I became a NJ Craft Beer Member!

Be sure to check them out! Details are below!

About Village Idiot Brewing Co (From their Website):

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Our brewery is a 1.5 BBL (46.5 gallons) artisanal, small-batch, neighborhood business brewing quality beer for good people who appreciate good beer. We offer samples, pints, and growler fills. Our unique tasting room is situated at the location of the former Bridgetown Pub, just a short drive from NJ Turnpike Exit 5 or the Mt. Holly exit off 295. We combine fresh ingredients with beer education and a brewery tour to refresh, enlighten and inform.

Our limited brewery license prevents us from serving food, but we encourage our customers to carry-in or order delivery from one of the many restaurants in downtown Mt. Holly within walking distance.

Village Idiot Brewing Company is a very unique concept that we have seen blend in and work successfully in other Main Street settings across the country. Our small size will allow us to be nimble and offer tap selections that change frequently.

Address: 42 High St, Mt Holly, NJ; (609) 975-9270
Hours: Thurs: 5pm – 9pm, Fri: 3pm – 10pm, Sat: Noon – 9pm

Check out more info on their Website!

Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter @VillageIdiotNJ & Instragram

Win 2 Free Tickets to The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival on May 9!

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Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Great craft beer, food trucks, live music, mechanical bull and more!!

I am giving away 2 FREE tickets to the event!

Here’s How to Enter the Facebook Contest:
1. You must “like” New Jersey Isn’t Boring and The Big Brew Beer Festival on Facebook.
2. When you see a status promoting the contest on Facebook (including the link to this blog post), you must LIKE and COMMENT  it as well. If you do not like/comment it, I have no way of tagging you as a winner.
3. A winner will be chosen on Monday, April 6th at 8pm. There will be  a Facebook post declaring the winner at that time.

Additional Details:BBNJS

The Big Brew Beer Festival is coming back to Sussex County, NJ!

The Big Brew Sussex Fest on May 9th will feature:
* Outdoors & Under Tents at the Sussex County Fairgrounds
* 200+ Craft Beers
* 6 Food Trucks
* Mechanical Bull
* Music by Sick Star Nation

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival is also a benefit for the Newton Fire Museum.

Don’t Wait to Purchase Tickets!

Pricing will increase 2 weeks and 1 week before event

Tickets are available at: www.bigbrewnj.com

$10 off with Promo Code: NJISNTBORING

Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015; 1:30pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta, NJ
Cost: $53 GA, $10 Designated Driver. Ticket Price increases on April 25th. Get Tickets HERE

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Picture Taken from December’s Big Brew Sussex Festival

 

Events to Check Out This Weekend – March 27th – 29th, 2015

New Jersey Isn’t Boring Art Exhibit – Open Until April 16

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This Sunday, I will be curating the first New Jersey Isn’t Boring art exhibit! The exhibit will be held from March 22nd – April 16th, 2015! It is FREE to attend! The event features over 30 NJ artists whose art work all represent New Jersey. If you can make it, that would be amazing! There will be food and beverages provided.

Dates: Now – Thurs, April 16, 2015 (Closed Easter Sunday)
Times: Monday – Thurs 10am to 4pm; Fri 10am to 2pm, Sat & Sun 1pm to 4pm
Address: Arts Guild NJ, 1670 Irving St, Rahway
Cost: FREE
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New Jersey Jewish Film Festival – Now – March 29

Founded in 2000 by Caren and Herbert Ford, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival has become one of the premier Jewish cultural events in the state. Enthusiastic MetroWest audiences anticipate the annual festival that offers the best of Israeli, American and international films of Jewish interest. As the festival has grown, so too has the number of high caliber Jewish-related films.  We promise a roster of first-run offerings that are nothing short of remarkable and, best of all, you can see enjoy them close to home! These are films that have not been shown in commercial theatres or on television. We also offer post screening discussions with the insightful speakers and commentators, including scholars, actors and directors. In addition to its two-week spring run, the festival offers several film programs at other times of the year, including the Reel Series and extra!. The festival offers many exciting opportunities to explore the breadth of the Jewish experience through cultural events that enrich the lives of thousands.
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Rutgers Geek Week – March 23 – 28

Geek Week is an annual week of events celebrating all things “geeky” at Rutgers University. From tabletop and video gaming, to music, cosplay, academic panels based on gender and ethnic diversity, and more, Rutgers Geek Week has been nationally recognized by organizations such as ACPA and San Diego Comic-Con, and featured guests such as Chris Hardwick, Nick Offerman, and Tory and Kari of Mythbusters. By focusing on the students and their passions, Geek Week seeks to make meaningful differences in students lives by providing opportunities for them to find community, be accepted, and gain exposure to non-familiar topics and experiences in geek culture.

Dates: March 23rd – 28th, 2015
* See websites for addresses and costs
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Hudson County CASA 9th Annual Wine Tasting – March 27

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More than 90 wines selected by Cork Wine & Spirits will be featured at the tasting and accompanied by delicious foods and desserts by Battello. The night will also include a VIP tasting of premium spirits, an exciting silent auction, cork pull, and free valet parking! Proceeds from this event support CASA’s advocacy work on behalf of Hudson County foster children.

Date: Friday, March 27, 2015 – 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Address: Battello; 502 Washington Blvd, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: $85-$95. Get tickets HERE
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Country and Wine @ Natali Vineyards – Mar 28

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On March 28th Natali Vineyards will be hosting a Country & Wine Event from 1-6pm. Put on your dancing shoes and join us under the tents and in the vines. We will be serving sangria by the glass, tastings and wines by the glass or bottle. We are lucky to have Nashville Don and Sark as our live entertainment for the day. As always we will have local vendors on hand.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015; 1pm to 6pm
Address: Natali Vineyards; 221 N. Delsea Drive (Rt. 47 N), Cape May Court House
Cost: Free Admission
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Cork and Pork – March 28

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12 New Jersey wineries will come together at the Renault Winery Resort & Golf. All the wineries will have new wines and the latest vintages for you to sip, savor and enjoy. Renault’s talented chef will have an array of pork inspired treats for you to purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://www.RenaultWinery.com

Dates: Saturday, March 28th, 2015; Noon to 4pm
Address: Renault Winery; 72 N. Bremen Ave. Egg Harbor City, NJ
Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at Door.
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Beers on the Boards – March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28th; 12:30pm to 9:30pm (2 sessions)
Address: Martells Tiki Bar; 308-310 Point Pleasant Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach
Cost: $55 GA, $25 DD. Get Tickets Here
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Surati Holi Hai 2015 – Festival of Colors – Mar 28

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HOLI, the festival of color, is one of India’s most popular festivals. It is celebrated at the beginning spring where people lovingly smear color on each other and celebrate with music, dance, good food and drinks. This year, again, Jersey City’s SURATI for Performing Arts, is excited to bring to the people of the tri-state area and beyond, its 7th annual Holi event.The event will be hosted outdoors Exchange Place and Grundy Pier, Jersey City and will be FREE to the public. The event will start at 12 Noon and go to 6 pm. There wlil be booths selling art and craft and jewelery, food and beverages as well. (Rain date: Sunday, March 29).

Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2015; Noon to 6pm
Address: Exchange Place – Grundy Pier; Montgomery & Hudson Sts., Jersey City
Cost: Free
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Adult Easter Egg Hunt @ Four Sisters Winery – Mar 28 & 29

Two Seatings at 1pm and 3:30pm. There is a kid in all of us! Come and hunt for the eggs placed all around the farm and have some fun just like you use too. Each egg has a surprise, some with candy, some with a special prize and a few with tickets to one of our upcoming events. A formal wine tasting gets you in the mood for the hunt and a informative wine cellar tour concludes your day. Light refreshments will be served. Limited seating so reserve your tickets now.

Dates: March 28th, 29th and April 4th, 2015
Address: 783 County Route 519, Belvidere, NJ
Cost: $10 in advance by calling 908-475-3671, $20 at door
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Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market – March 29

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The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is a punk rock-inspired flea market that takes place three times per year. We include vendors selling everything from vintage clothing, original artwork, antiques, silkscreened posters and handmade jewelry to handmade tshirts, vintage toys, vinyl (of course) and numerous other interesting curiosities and unique collectibles.

Dates: Sunday, March 29; 10am to 5pm
Address: Historic Roebling Building; 675 South Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ
Cost: $4

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Castle Point Anime Convention – March 29

Castle Point Anime Convention is created and organized by the members of the Stevens Anime Club and will be held on the campus of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. Castle Point Anime Convention is just minutes away from New York City and is easily accessible by PATH, NJ Transit, ferry, and bus. Castle Point Anime Convention aims to promote anime, manga, and Japanese culture as well as providing a fun experience for attendees.

Date: March 29, 2015, 9AM to 10PM
Address: Stevens Institute of Technology; 599 River St, Hoboken, NJ
Cost: $15. Get Tickets HERE
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Comic Art Con – March 29

NO COMIC BOOKS! No fan boys! No hustle and bustle of the big cons! This is a gathering of Comic Art collectors in a friendly venue to buy, sell, trade, network and talk about comic art . . . and only comic art! Vendors and collectors gather from all over the country for what is truly a comic art collectors dream – a jammed packed room with wall to wall comic art. If you collect comic book art then this is the convention for you!

Date: Saturday, March 29th, 2015; 10am to 4:30pm
Address: Empire Meadowlands Hotel; 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus
Cost: $10, children free
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