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Post Twenty Five, New Year New Me...

Good evening and Happy New Year beautiful fans and followers of Dark City Brewing Company! Kevin here, thanking you for stopping by for the read. I will try to be as brief as possible. We've got some funtivities coming up for our 3 Year Anniversary week and I'll get into all of those in detail very shortly but first I want to address the "New Year New Me" subject line. 

At this point you already know that we say it every single year, we are revamping things, coming out with new branding, new beers, new events, etc. This year is simultaneously no different and WAY different. This year will mark our biggest revamp yet. 

It is with a cuvée (blend) of powerful emotions, mostly excitement and optimism, that I announce that as of January 1, 2019 Dark City Brewing Company will be under new ownership. 2019 will usher in a ton of changes and a new era of artfully crafted beer will begin on the corner of Second and Main in Asbury Park, NJ. 

Turning this dream into a physical reality has been the most exciting and trying journey of my life. Spending months before we opened marching in and out of these doors, pouring blood sweat and tears into this location as this place transformed from my imagination into a living, breathing, thriving entity in a community I care so much about - is tough to describe with proper grammar. The fact that this little team and this little place are the first of it’s kind in a city with such a deep and rich history of creativity is unreal. Since the doors opened there have been three years of continuosly coming through these doors to work, create, share, struggle, learn tweak, repeat. 

I want to thank all of the amazing fans, followers, friends and new family that I have made along the way who believe in this little thing. I am beyond excited about what the future holds and you should be too. The company is being handed over to someone very near and dear to me and the whole project, Stephen Bohacik, a long time co-owner and the head brewer from day 1. Dark City is in incredibly capable hands, the same hands that have made all of the beers you have come to know and love thus far.

Come out for our 3 year anniversary in the tasting room on Saturday 1/5 and Sunday 1/6 to send me off and let's close this chapter and open a new one together! Here’s a look of what we’ve got coming up for the anniversary week:

  • 1/3 - Release of DCBC3 and Second & Main cans

  • 1/4 - Special variant tap list

  • 1/5 - Special variant tap list, sour heavy.

  • 1/6 - Special variant tap list, stout/barrel aged beer heavy.

  • 1/9 - Beer & Donut Pairing 5 (SOLD OUT)

  • 1/10 - Paragon Tap & Table takeover, 4 lines (all specialty beers)

Thanks, as always, for the read. I look forward to hanging out and raising a glass with you in a few weeks!


Kevin Sharpe

Post Twenty Four, Side Piece & Other Drops

Side Piece cans and kegs have been hitting spots all over NJ for the last few days. Below is the list of spots that got them, most deliveries went with Charrette, Social Mosaic and Summer’s Edge cans as well.

  • Gallo's Wine Cellar

  • Joe Canals Iselin

  • Buy Rite Union

  • Buy Rite Cliffwood

  • Buy Rite Holmdel

  • Bottle King Livingston

  • Bottle King Hillsdale

  • Bottle King Glen Rock

  • Bottle King Glen Ridge

  • Bottle King Chatham

  • Bottle King Ramsey

  • Bottle King East Windsor

  • Bottle King Middletown

  • Bottle King Mansfield

  • Bottle King Wayne

  • Bottle King Morris Plains

  • Bottle King Hillsborough

  • Wine Barrel Maplewood

  • NJ Wine Seller

  • Shop Rite Wallington

  • The Asbury Hotel

  • Ferrucci's Market

  • Wegmans - Bridgewater

  • Wegmans - Manalapan

  • Wegmans - Ocean

  • Wegmans - Hanover

  • Wegmans - Princeton

  • Farmingdale Liquors

  • Meyers Liquor Outlet

  • The Thirsty Quaker

  • Jersey Fine Wine - East Brunswick

  • Spirits Unlimited Jackson

  • Gerards Wine & Spirits

  • Max's Beer Wine & Liquor

  • Gary's Wine Hillsborough

  • Martins Liquors

  • Bourbon Scotch & Beer Lakewood


  • McLoones Asbury Grill

  • Revolution Brew House

  • Talula's

  • Maloney's Pub

  • Blend Bar & Bistro

  • Just Jake's

  • Tre Pizza Freehold

  • Jack's Goal Line Stand

  • Cross & Orange

  • Salt Gastropub

  • Winberie's Princeton

  • Wildflowers Too

  • Tavern on the Lake

It will be hitting more places throughout this week and next week prior to Thanksgiving. We will be updating and reposting this list, so keep checking back. As always, we recommend you call your store first to make sure there is still some in stock.

PENNSYLVANIA FRIENDS: Our Philadelphia distributor, ABV Beverage, just picked up some cases of Side Piece and Charrette cans. We will be adding the list of where they end up as well.

Post Twenty Three, New Cans Drop List!

The new cans are rolling out this week, below we will have the full list of drops that have been made already and the ones coming up today and hopefully tomorrow (likely Thursday because of the snow storm). For those of you wondering why our cans look different, here's a link to the blog post all about that. Before we get into the list, we'd like to remind you that you should call the store first to make sure the beer is there and in the system.

Received Cans:

  • Bourbon Scotch & Beer - Lakewood
  • Farmingdale Liquors
  • Spirits Unlimited - Point Pleasant Beach
  • Spirits Unlimited - Jackson
  • Wine Outlet - Manasquan
  • Wine Outlet - Point Pleasant Beach
  • Meyers Liquor Outlet
  • ShopRite Liquors - Neptune
  • Egan's Spring Lake Liquors
  • Modine - Asbury Park
  • Gary's Madison
  • Gary's Wayne
  • Wine Barrel - Maplewood
  • Total Wine - West Orange
  • Total Wine - River Edge
  • Portside Liquors
  • Union Plaza Liquors
  • Buy Rite of Cliffwood
  • Buy Rite of Holmdel
  • Circus Liquors - Newman Springs
  • Gallo's Wine Cellar
  • Bell Liquors - Long Branch
  • Wine World - East Brunswick
  • Buy Rite of Milltown
  • Blend Bar & Bistro
  • Total Wine - Cherry Hill
  • Roger Wilco - Pennsauken
  • Joe Canals - Lawrenceville
  • Wegmans - Ocean
  • Wegmans - Mt Laurel

Arriving Today:

  • Wegmans - Woodbridge
  • Wine Library - Springfield

There are still a number of stores throughout the state that will be receiving the product, so this list will be updated and posted again with *UPDATED* in the title. We apologize if your store isn't on the list yet, we're spreading it out the best we can while simultaneously doing keg deliveries. The last deliveries will be Monday 3/12 and Tuesday 3/13, we will re-post the list at that time. 

Again the reminder to give us a little head start to get to today's spots and please call your store first to confirm the product is in the building and in their system. Thanks for the support and happy hunting! 



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