Month: August 2015

Top 5 New Jersey Beers

There’s an influx of new breweries popping up throughout the state of New Jersey, it seems like each month there are new breweries springing to life and it’s hard to keep track of it all. With craft beer market exploding in New Jersey, I wanted to take a moment to chronicle the top 5 New Jersey Beers as of August 2015. Watch the video above and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below or on YouTube. Cheers! The Top 5 New Jersey Beers List Any list based off of sensorial information is always left up to...

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Why Aren’t More Latinos Drinking Craft Beer

Approaching the Latinos in craft beer quandary is complicated and when I first approached the subject I thought it was solely a matter of education, I was totally off the mark. Three year ago I wrote Craft Cerveza: The Quandary of Latinos and Beer, in that post I took a more historical perspective on the issue and chalked much up to the divide of Murica vs Latino Murica to our respective histories. In it I failed to address the recent demographic of patrons, the millennials, which don’t necessarily fall prey to the historical/culture dilemma. Most are second and third generations of...

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Why You Need a Homebrew Pump Stat

I’m going to be honest, I’m getting old.  While I am not yet enrolled in AARP, I am getting to the age where a full day of physical activity takes a different toll than it did 10 years ago.  After a full day of brewing and lifting heavy equipment, sometimes full of liquid, I decided it was time to work smarter and not harder. I decided it was time to add a homebrew pump to my brewing set up. I decided to go with a chugger magnetic driven pump.   I was excited about what it could do to...

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The Shallow Craft Beer Lover in Me

As a lover of craft beer I find myself constantly looking for new, different and highly rated beers. I’ll admit to being that guy that doesn’t like to spend money on a beer under a 88 BA score, yeah life’s too short right? That finicky behavior makes me overlook quality beer due to a lack of confidence in a brewery, a communal average (BA score) and triteness. As a lover of craft beer, I’ve realized that its very nature has turned me into a shallow craft beer lover, always in search of the 100 rated beer and never settling for beers beneath me. A...

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