We’re gearing up for the Summer with new products from our home state and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Here’s the scoop on what will be in stock very soon from New Jersey, for New Jersey!

Jersey Cider Works Ironbound Hard Cider – Ironbound Hard Cider is the inaugural cider from Jersey Cider Works, a company committed to restoring cider to its rightful place as New Jersey’s beverage of choice. New Jersey has a long history of cidermaking, especially in Newark where cider was the city’s first industry. Celebrated throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Newark Cider was considered by many, including George Washington, to be among the finest ciders in early America – often referred to as the “champagne of ciders.” Cameron Stark, Jersey Cider Works master cidermaker, took on the challenge of creating a cider that filled the gap between small-production artisanal ciders and the mass-produced, overly sweet, juice-from-concentrate guys. Cameron did just that, Ironbound is made from 100% American apples from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New England. These apples are fresh-pressed and not from concentrate. The flavor is clean and refreshing, bright and balanced. Click over to their Facebook page for photos of their canning operation and the beautiful farm!

 

  Melavino Meadery – Handcrafting award winning mead from the finest honey, fruits, & reverse osmosis water. Melavino is a family run meadery whose Meadmaker, Sergio Moutela, has been in the business since a very young age. He grew up making wine with his grandfather and carried out the tradition for many years making wine, beer and other fermented beverages, but once Sergio started making mead there was no turning back! Melovino is now the number 1 meadery in New Jersey and has won numerous awards in some of the largest, most prestigious competitions. Most recently, Melovino was named the Meadery of the Year at the Mead Free or Die competition. We’ll be stocking Swinger, All Night, Root Cause, and Berry Boku in June. Check out their website for details and stay tuned for the launch!
Swinger – wildflower honey mead
The Root Cause – ginger mead with citrus notes
Berry Boku – mixed berry mead – formerly called Berry Chic
All Night Long – cold brewed espresso mead

 

Flagship Brewing Co- They may not be from NJ, but they are close enough to call ‘local’! This brewery from Staten Island has been making great beers since 2014 and we are happy to call this “Unforgettable beer brewed in the Forgotten Borough” a Hunterdon brand. We’ll be kicking things off with the Flagship IPA, Metropolitan Lager, and Pastime Summer Ale for the warmer months. Flagship is run by three Staten Island natives and is located in the thick of the island’s blossoming North Shore. The owners, McGinley, Gordon and Sykes all worked in the beer trade before deciding to take their home brewing operation to the next level. It seemed like the most logical decision to open up shop in their hometown, especially since they would be the first Staten Island craft brewery! Now, the business is booming and not just for the beer geeks, it’s a place for families to enjoy, and the community to come together. Swing by on a Saturday to tour the brewery and enjoy a pint!

 

 

Want to know what’s coming up? Our new release list is posted every Friday on out Beyond the Mash page. Check out the latest here and don’t forget to check in on our Events page for all of the summertime happenings!

Cheers!

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