Dark City Brewing Company | Asbury Park, NJ

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

Post Sixteen, 1st Anniversary News and FOMO Re-Release

Hey all- brewer Steve here... Let’s talk about FOMO.

In general when you look at all of our beers, and to a certain extant if you talk to Kevin or I about it, you would see that we have more than a slight West Coast-bias in our approach to beer.  Up until starting to toy around with the idea of making a Northeast style IPA, fully conditioned hoppy beers were how we did things here at DCBC.  Local Summer was our first shot at this, but unless you had it the day it came out it was, at it’s haziest, still translucent.  We then did a Street Series NEIPA, which while it was a good beer, still wasn’t hitting the mark.  So I made some changes to the recipe, and FOMO v2 was what we were set to release November 17th, our riff on what the guys up in the north east are doing so well. 

So, anyone that showed up on the 17th and bought some expecting a NEIPA, I’d personally like to say I’m sorry.  We had some carbonation issues obviously – it was the first time we tried to can three different beers in a single run.  We have that issue resolved now, so that won’t happen in the future.  And for missing the mark on the style, I went back and did a ton more research on it, and zeroed in on what went wrong there as well.   So, if you’re willing to give us another shot at this, I’d like to invite you to give what we are calling "FOMO 2: A Redemption Story" a shot over our Anniversary Weekend. (Thursday, January 5 - Sunday, January 8) - we will have it available in cans all weekend, it will be on draft at our satellite tap takeovers that weekend at Maloney's in Matawan and Jack's Goal Line Stand in Long Branch. It may also make a special appearance on our official 1 year anniversary party in the tasting room on Sunday 1/8/17.

Test batches of this latest iteration of FOMO are exactly where we want the beer to be, exactly where you as the consumer should expect a NEIPA to be. We are hopping this one with copious amounts of Amarillo, Hallertau Blanc and NZ Motueka and it is ripe with citrus, floral, tropical fruit notes. Heavy on the orange, grapefruit and pineapple but with subtle hints of peach, passion fruit and lime.

On a side note, for those of you that didn’t exchange your cans of the original FOMO in the recall and don’t mind the carbonation problem, I had my last two the other night and it mellowed out to a nice traditional IPA. We appreciate your patience as we sorted out these issues and are excited to share the proper beer with you soon.

Thanks!
Steve Bohacik

Post Fifteen, Repeal Day New Beer Announcement

Good afternoon all, 

I am very excited to announce, on Prohibition Repeal Day, the newest member to our year round beer lineup. We have been cranking out limited and seasonal beers for the last 10+ months, our year rounders being Brownie (American Brown Ale), Charrette (Belgian Rye IPA) and Born to Ruin (West Coast Style DIPA). This new beer we have been working on for a while, it is a relatively simple style of beer and our research, test batches, tastings and tweaks have finally paid off and it is ready for release. This Friday, 12/9 in the tasting room will be the first tapping of a keg of it and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you. 

The style is an American cream ale. It has every characteristic of the style, smooth, crisp, refreshing, light and well balanced. We are calling it Circuit, after the Asbury Park landmark that you can read more about here. The beers stats are 4.2% alcohol by volume, 16 IBUs, 3.2 SRM. We hopped it lightly with hops that are non-traditional in the style, giving it a subtle fruity nose, hints of pear and apple. It is the perfect gateway craft beer, there is something in it for everyone. 

We hope to see you on Friday to share in the first keg with us, if not, it will start hitting our accounts throughout the state as of next Monday. We'd love to hear what you think of it. Thanks for the read! 
- Kevin Sharpe

Post Fourteen, Can Distro And Holiday Hours

  • Good morning! Cans of Brownie and Side Piece are hitting shelves today (Monday) through Wednesday. The drops are listed below by the day they are being made. To avoid any issues we suggest that you call the store first to confirm the cans have arrived and have been entered into the system. Cheers and happy hunting! This weekend's holiday hours are at the very bottom of this post..

MONDAY

  • Farmingdale Liquors
  • Max's Freehold (Raintree)
  • Spirits Unlimited (Jackson)
  • Buy Rite (Cranbury)
  • Super Buy Rite (Hamilton)
  • Bottle Republic (Somerset)
  • Joe Canal's (Lawrenceville)
  • Joe Canal's (Woodbridge)
  • Shop Rite Liquors (Westfield)
  • NJ Wine Seller (Cranford)
  • Wine Barrel Maplewood
  • Garden State Discount Liquors

TUESDAY

  • Buy Rite (Plainfield)
  • Buy Rite (Fairview)
  • Gallo's Matawan
  • Wine Academy (Marlboro)
  • Gary's (Bernardsville)
  • Gary's (Wayne)
  • Gary's (Madison)
  • Gary's (Hillsborough)
  • Jersey Wine and Spirits (Jersey City)
  • Lush Wines (Asbury Park)
  • Thirsty Quaker
  • Shop Rite Liquors (Lyndhurst)
  • Shop Rite Liquors (Wallington)
  • Wine and Whiskey Country (Hackettstown) 

WEDNESDAY

  • Bobkat Liquors
  • Canal's of Berlin
  • Circle Liquor (Somers Point)
  • Clayton Liquors
  • Gerard's Wine and Spirits (Point Pleasant)
  • Maro Brothers
  • Martins Liquors
  • Roger Wilco (Deptford)
  • Roger Wilco (Ventnor)

HOLIDAY HOURS

We will be opening Wednesday of this week (Thanksgiving Eve) from 5pm-9pm, closed Thursday for Thanksgiving and then open Black Friday from 12-9pm. Saturday and Sunday are weekend hours/business as usual, 12pm-6pm both days. We will reflect these hours in our mailing list post and in our social media posts as well. 

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