Beer Meister’s November Thoughts – Tommy Brennan
Welcome to another installment of my blog devoted to beer and beer happenings here at The Old Bay. Hopefully everyone got a chance to stop in and taste some awesome beer that The Garden State has to offer. All of the guys from Carton, Boler, Forgotten Boardwalk, Brix City, Dark City, Cypress, Demented, and more were here for the event. So I hope you had a chance to have some great beers and make some new friends. I know I did. Some of these breweries was their first time gracing our taps. So I kinda wanna know what you thought, and who you liked. You can comment here, or leave a post on our Facebook page.
November is upon us, the weather is getting colder, and the beer is getting heavier. I’ve got some goodies lined up for the taps; but honestly, after Oktoberfest, and the NJ Takeover, my walk in box has gotten loaded with some great beer that just hasn’t made it on the lines yet. So, with that being said, I said to myself, “Self, what if we just did a sort of Pot Luck beer night?”. A collection of some of the rarer goodies that I have down there and maybe offer them up as growler specials as well.
I’ve got a few kegs from Stone, The Bruery, Southern Tier, Mispillion River, and Carton that have been screaming to be tapped. So I’m thinking maybe November 16th, the week before Thanksgiving. We’ll tap some awesomely rare beer and make a night of it. Obviously, there are some other awesome beers down there that won’t be tapped until Stout City IV in January. Which, is a whole different party in and of itself.
I’d also like to take the time to thank the critics over at New Jersey Monthly for selecting The Old Bay for the second year in a row as the Best beer Selection in Central NJ. It’s been an honor and a privilege to work on the Beer Selection here at The Old Bay, and it’s about damn time someone noticed…two years in a row. LOL
So, for now, stay tuned to our social media outlets, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, as the date grows closer, I’ll start leaving clues, or taking photos of what’s getting tapped.
Until then, Cheers to great beer!