Dark City Brewing Company | Asbury Park, NJ

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Fri: 5-10pm
Sat: 12-8pm
Sun: 12-6pm

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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

DRAFT SIDE PIECE CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES (BESIDES THE DARK CITY TAP ROOM)

  • 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! 

 

 

Post Twenty TWO, We're Two & We're Making Changes

Good day to all of our loyal friends, family, fans and followers! We haven't posted in a few months, lots of things have been going on. Here's a brief recap:

Last month we celebrated our 2 year anniversary, it was an amazing celebration, lots of cool events were had. Thank you to all of you for coming out or showing your support! We went to our 3rd Asbury Park Beer Fest and had an amazing time. We got approval for an expansion of our premises, purchased some new tanks and are building out the space for them. They will arrive in a few weeks and be filled very shortly after that. The last big update is we are now selling our cans at every Wegmans in New Jersey as well as Terminal C of Newark International Airport. Go find em!

The reason for this blog post is because we've seen and done a lot of things in our first few years, now embarking on our third year as a brewery in New Jersey, we've learned a lot. We've made a lot of friends, we've had a lot of fun and we've tried a lot of things (some worked and some didn't.) 

In two years in production we've seen the brewing industry grow and change drastically. Our few years in planning, before the doors opened, the New Jersey craft beer scene was a completely different landscape. We are excited to be a part of this craft beer boom but we weren't expecting it to happen so abruptly. We love this industry, we love its followers, we love our brewing industry friends and we can't wait to see what the future holds. That being said, it is time for a change.

Our original reasoning behind opening Dark City Brewing Company was based around creating, innovating and most importantly having fun. We've done endless amounts of all of the above but we also were adhering to this plan and production schedule that would've probably worked really well in the old NJ beer scene, but doesn't jive in the new one. With our upcoming expansion and the summer season in Asbury Park rapidly approaching, we have a unique opportunity to pivot/revamp/restructure/start over/revitalize/evolve (whatever you want to call it) and our plans are to do just that. Here's a few things going down:

  • We've reached a point where we know what our system and our team is capable of, we've revamped our schedule to be more flexible and exciting while simultaneously playing to the styles you've come to know and love from us. There will be new hoppy offerings, new sour offerings, new crushable offerings. Not just the same old stuff over and over with subtle tweaks.
  • We've decided to have a little fun with our labels and branding. We are excited to be producing these products, we have so much fun doing it and the beers are going to be fresh, new and fun. We want the vessels that contain them to reflect that same attitude. Our old branding was awesome, it was clean, simple and we loved it. It had room for improvement and was lacking excitement. 
  • Our merchandise will be getting a bit of a refresh. We'll have the usual logo tees and hoodies, some "throwback" stuff, but we want to keep a constant rotation of fresh, different styles coming at you (in limited quantities.) 
  • Our taproom is going to continue to be (now in a bigger way) a haven for creative/innovative experiments. New pilot beers, weird variants of your favorites, new limited/specialty offerings, small batch barrel fermented wild ales, etc. Still dog friendly, still warm and welcoming, still great people watching. 
  • Our recurring events that you all enjoy (Sunday yoga, beer & cheese, beer & donuts, brushes & brews, etc.) will continue to be scheduled because we love them as much as you do. We are excited to have these new fresh styles and creations to bring to the table and share with you in these creative pairing environments. 

Wrapping up- we're very excited about how far we have come, we're even more excited about what's to come. As a reward for those of you who continued reading this far we've provided a tiny sneak preview of three of our upcoming releases. We want to thank you all again for your continued support, we'll see you around!

- Kevin

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