FRIDAY, MAY 6
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THERE ARE NO saloons in Pitman, N.J. No bottle shops or restaurants with liquor licenses, either. This is a dry town, a vestige of its founding as a Methodist retreat.
Yet on Saturday afternoon, with a ceremonial tapping of the first keg, a brewery will open on Broadway, the Gloucester County town’s main drag. A brewery with a tasting room and eight taps and plenty of suds.
And that’s not all, for by the end of summer, a second brewery is ...
Cape May Brewing (Cape May, N.J.)
Strong Belgian pale ale
SIXPACK SEZ: Named for a spit of land reaching into the Cape May Canal, this South Jersey ale is a nod to Belgium’s many “devil” beers. Though it’s deceptively strong with a classic spicy bite, it’s not nearly as fearsome as the label implies. (May ’16)Continue Reading →
In 2005, the last time the Brewers Association held its annual conference here, a few local brewers thought it would be a swell idea to expose the conventioneers to a unique slice of Philly’s growing craft-beer scene.
So they trooped the visitors down to a seamy stretch of Delaware Avenue and held what was surely the city’s first-ever cask-ale event at a topless bar.
As dancers jiggled over the tap handles for dollar bills, visitors drained ...Continue Reading →
Weihenstephan (Freising, Germany)
SIXPACK SEZ: With hefeweizen, the malt flavor is an afterthought, with the wheat serving as a blank canvas for all that spicy, fruity yeast character. But add some roasted malt and turn it dark, and suddenly you’ve got a whole ‘nother thing: caramel, chocolate and an overall creaminess that plays off the banana and clove of a lighter German wheat beer. This version, from the world’s oldest brewer, is outstanding when fresh, preferably ...Continue Reading →