Dark City Brewing Company | Asbury Park, NJ

Thurs-Fri: 5-10pm
Sat-Sun: 12-8pm
Mon: 5-9pm

Post Twenty, Zombie Walk Anniversary Beer & Where to Find It

In mid-September we had the pleasure of getting Zombie Walk founder Jason Meehan, who is also a former brewer, in the building to collaborate on a beer for the 10th Zombie Walk! Kevin, Steve and Jason bounced ideas off one another via text for a few weeks prior to brew day. We landed on a tasty seasonal beer for the people, dead or living. The beer, aptly named "Zombie Walk", is a 5% biscuity amber ale brewed with pumpkin then spiced in the kettle with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and vanilla. The result is a unlike most pumpkin beers you've had, the spice is subtle, you can drink more than one. We hope you enjoy it!

This beer wouldn't exist if it wasn't for Jason dreaming up this event and we thank him for that and his help on brew day (photos below). We also got some assistance from Matthew Whelan of the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce... We are very pleased with this product and honored to be a part of such an awesome Asbury Park event, so we want to share with everyone where they can find it this weekend! Full list below:

In Asbury: 
- Talula's
- Johnny Macs
- Kim Marie's
- Wonder Bar
- Anchors Bend
- Asbury Oyster Bar
- Robinson Ale House
- Asbury Ale House
- Barrio Costero
- Cross & Orange

Out of Town:
- MJs (Tinton Falls & Neptune)
- Brielle Ale House
- Toms River Ale House
- Jack's Goal Line Stand
- The Shepherd & The Knucklehead (Haledon & Hoboken)
- Barcade Jersey City
- The Plank Pizza Co. 

Other DCBC Beers in Asbury: 
- Stella Marina
- Watermark
- Brando's
- Lush Wines

Post Nineteen, Boom! & F.T.H. Can Drops

We canned some super tasty beers up earlier this week and yesterday we began sneaking them on to store shelves (in very limited quantities). Below is the full drop list, with dates the drops will be made (NOTE: not all of these drops have been made yet!)

As always, we ask that you call your store in advance to confirm we've made the drop and the beer has been put into the system. Stores marked with a * also received a few cases of Springwood (wine barrel aged Berliner weisse) bottles. 

YESTERDAY (8/29): 
- Bottle Republic (Somerset) *
- Farmingdale Liquors *
- Gary's Hillsborough
- Lush Wines (Asbury Park) *
- Max's Raintree *
- Spirit of 76 *
- Spirits Unlimited (Jackson & Point Pleasant) *
- Wine World East Brunswick *
- Wine & Whiskey Country (Hacketstown) * 

TODAY (8/30):
- Buy Rite (Cliffwood & Holmdel) *
- Garden State Discount Liquor (Perth Amboy)
- NJ Wine Seller *
- Shop Rite Liquors (Bayonne & Westfield) *
- Wine Barrel Maplewood *

TOMORROW (8/31):
- Buy Rite (Milltown)
- Canals of Berlin
- Circus Liquor (Red Bank)
- Circle Liquors (Somers Point)
- Joe Canals (Marlton) *
- Martin's Liquors
- Ott's Medford
- Traino's Liquors (Voorhees)

Post Eighteen, Industry Night and Springtime Hours...

Good evening everyone,

Hope you all enjoyed this beautiful Sunday and the rest of your weekend! We've survived yet another awesome experience at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival and had a killer weekend in the tasting room with our pal Johnny's Pork Roll & Coffee Truck.

Just wanted to throw a quick blog post together now that the warm weather is here and provide you with some updates on various DCBC happenings, details on most of which can be found on our Events page:

  • Industry Night: starting tomorrow, 4/3/2017, we are going to be open on Monday's from 5-9pm for "Industry Night." We will be open to all members of the general public and also to bar/restaurant/brewing industry members.. Show us your credentials (a recent pay stub, an ABC card, brewery business card, etc.) and receive discounted flights, pints and merchandise!
  • Spring/Summer Hours: this weekend began our seasonal extended hours, Thursday-Friday 5-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 12-8pm.. We aren't including Monday's in the extended hours just yet because it is a new thing and it's a school night. 
  • Brushes & Brews: on Wednesday night 5/26, we will be doing a night catered to creativity. For $38 dollars (plus Eventbrite fees) you will receive 2 hours of painting and sipping on a 4 beer flight or pint of your choice. We will also be open for additional beers to be purchased at your leisure! The theme of our first paint and sip night is vintage beer cans. 

Spring and Summer beers are on the way! Some of your favorite offerings from Dark City are coming, the ones you've been asking about all year.. Below are some of them and the tentative release dates.. More information on these beers can be found on our Beers page. 

  • Summerfield (dry-hopped Berliner Weisse) - early/mid April
  • Blue Bishop (blueberry/Mosaic IPA) - mid April
  • Boom! Roasted (coffee IPA) - early May

Thanks for the read and your continued support. Have a good week and we hope to see you in the weekends to come!
- Kevin Sharpe

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