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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

Post Seventeen, Commence Year Two

Good afternoon everyone! Happy New Year! I have officially recovered from our first anniversary weekend and am ready to tackle year two. I want to thank you all for your support during our first year of trials and tribulations, soul searching and experimentation. In year one we threw a bunch of experiments at the wall in an attempt to learn our brew system and see what stuck. We have a really good idea of what stuck, we have years worth of metrics to show for it. 

In year two we plan to continue honing our core beers and continue to create the fun stuff. We've got a pretty good handle on our beers but as we reach the point where we are bringing back some seasonal offerings for the first time, rest assured that we have not grown complacent. We are still tweaking, fine tuning everything until it is the absolute liquid perfection that your tastebuds deserve. 

Things we are most excited about right now are Circuit cream ale, it is relatively new but it has been so well received that we can't brew enough of it. I'm looking forward to bringing cans of that into the market as it starts to get warmer. This year we will be continuing to can with the same frequency, fall and winter you will always be able to find Bond Street Brownie cans on our store shelves and in the tasting room, spring and summer we will have Circuit cans available. Another thing we are excited about is our hometown beer fest, Asbury Park Beerfest! Last year we won best in show, which was a surprise as a 2 week old brewery. This year we are looking forward to bringing our products back for you all to enjoy, wouldn't mind another trophy but may the best brewery win (and there are a lot of them attending this year!) Our new batch of Urban Decay, imperial stout, is stronger, thicker and roastier than last year. We have a few kegs of the base beer that we will be bringing out in the tasting room and to special events, the rest is sleeping soundly in some bourbon barrels for a later release. We have a few other cool things in the pipeline this year that I am not at liberty to discuss, as badly as I want to. 

Looking forward to seeing you all around at events and in the tasting room this year. Excited to see the familiar faces, meet some new ones and share some beers - obviously. 

Cheers all! Thanks for the read.
- Kevin Sharpe


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