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Cheers to National Beer Day: Celebrating the Brew that Unites Us All

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Ridgewood Nj, Every year on April 7th, beer lovers across the nation raise their glasses in celebration of National Beer Day. This delightful occasion commemorates the day in 1933 when the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted, allowing the legal sale of beer with an alcohol content of up to 3.2% by weight, marking the first step toward the end of Prohibition in the United States. Since then, April 7th has become a day to honor the rich history, diverse flavors, and social significance of one of the world’s oldest and most beloved beverages.

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Bar Brawl Erupts Over Governor Murphy’s Conditional Veto of “pocket” Liquor Licenses

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy has conditionally vetoed S-3038/A-4630, attaching language to the bill impacting the state’s estimated 1,400 “pocket” liquor licenses, and creating a shopping mall “special alcohol permit” to allow restaurants and food courts in these facilities the ability to sell alcohol for consumption on-premise. The conditional veto would also allow annual license fees to be increased on all craft alcoholic beverage manufacturers in the state by the NJ Division of Alcohol Beverage Control (NJABC). While the Governor has called for the end of brewery restrictions, he, himself calls unfair and burdensome, he has elected to not sign a bill unanimously passed by the Legislature with broad industry and public support which aims to remove the very barriers he asked the Legislature to fix earlier this year. While disappointed in the Governor’s action, the Guild is not deterred and intends to continue to advocate for brewery law changes until they are accomplished.

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Bergen County Historical Society: Baronfest at Historic New Bridge Landing

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River Edge NJ, overheard at a previous event: “I feel like I’m on a farm in Upstate New York.” But right here in Bergen County. Baronfest, Birthday Celebration of for Steuben, next Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023, 1 pm to 6 pm. Join the Bergen County Historical Society for a family friendly event with Particle Theory band, Mott’s Artillery with cannon, Major General Baron von Steuben reenactor, 3 breweries, food, ice cream, games and tours of three 18th c. sandstone houses and barn and bridge tour.

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Baronfest is Coming to Historic New Bridge Landing

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River Edge NJ, Baronfest Beer Festival is back! On Saturday, September 30th (rain date October 1st) from 1 to 6 p.m., spend a lovely autumn afternoon filled with beer, food, history, and family fun at Historic New Bridge Landing, River Edge!

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Gearblock Brewing Company Local Craft Microbrewery

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Waldwick NJ, file this under you never know what you’ll find at a farmers market . On a recent trip to the Ridgewood Farmers market we stumbled across a craft micro-brewery selling beer . So we thought cool now that’s something we could really use so let’s give it a shot.

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Drink Beer a Safer Alternative than Water

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Ridgewood NJ, according to the “coalition brewing” beer was considered safer to drink than water due to a combination of factors, although it is important to note that this perception may not apply universally across all time periods and cultures. Here are a few reasons why beer was sometimes considered safer:

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Rutgers-Eagleton Poll shows Nearly all New Jerseyans Support Removing Restrictions on Local Breweries

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Trenton NJ, Eric Orlando, Executive Director of the Brewer’s Guild of New Jersey, highlighted a new Rutgers-Eagleton poll that shows nearly all New Jerseyans support lifting burdensome regulation on Garden State breweries.

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Brewers Guild Of NJ Applauds Assembly Action To Remove Harmful Restrictions

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Trenton NJ, the Brewers Guild of NJ today applauded the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee for passing A-4630, legislation that would repeal the harmful license restrictions imposed on New Jersey’s craft breweries.

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2023’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

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Ridgewood NJ, with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and at least $6.85 billion expected to be spent for the holiday this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best Cities for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, as well as expert commentary. It also released stats about the holiday in its St. Patrick’s Day Facts report.

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Brewed for a Single Purpose: To fix a broken system

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Wayne NJ, Senator Kristin M. Corrado is at Seven Tribesmen. Brewed for a Single Purpose: To fix a broken system. Be sure to pick up #BrewJersey – 25% of the proceeds from the sales of this beer will be donated directly to the Brewers Guild of New Jersey to support NJ Breweries by providing much-needed funding to help induce change to the unfair regulations that are stymieing the growth of the Craft Beer Industry in our state.

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Nationwide Beer Project Aims to Promote Changes to State Restrictions and Enhance Craft Beer Fan Experiences in the Garden State

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Ridgewood NJ, to amplify the needs of breweries and their loyal fans across the Garden State, the Brewers Guild of New Jersey today announced the launch of its Brew Jersey beer collaboration project and new website in promotion of the campaign, www.brewjersey.beer. Brew Jersey is a nationwide open-ended collaborative beer to support the breweries of New Jersey as the industry and its customers continue to contend with state license restrictions imposed in the Summer of 2022. The Guild and its membership are leading the charge to change the current restrictions through the passage of bi-partisan legislation currently pending in both the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly which were the subject of legislative hearings in October 2022.

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Baron Beer Fest, Steuben’s Birthday at Historic New Bridge Landing

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River Edge NJ, Come celebrate Major General Baron von Steuben with the Bergen County Historical Society at our annual Baron BeerFest on Saturday, September 24th (Rain date Sunday, September 25th), 1-6 p.m. at Historic New Bridge Landing, 1201 Main Street, River Edge, NJ.

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Paramus Summer Food Truck Fest is Rolling into Town! Come on out and have some fun!

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Paramus NJ, over 20 gourmet food trucks, DJ, vendors, beer, margarita & sangria garden, kid activities including pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, sand art, knocker ball, axe throwing, games, & so much more!

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Time Open the “Shot and a Beer” COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to any bar or restaurant in New Jersey

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Ridgewood NJ, Senator Anthony M. Bucco encouraged the Murphy Administration to open the “Shot and a Beer” COVID-19 vaccine incentive program to any bar or restaurant in New Jersey that wants to participate.

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Brewers Guild of New Jersey launches its “Guilded For the Cause” Campaign to Raise Awareness of Great New Jersey Craft Beers

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Ridgewood NJ, To bring greater awareness to the current issues impacting breweries and brewpubs across the Garden State, the Brewers Guild of New Jersey (https://www.brewersguildnj.com/) is proud to announce the launch of its “Guilded For the Cause” campaign, and the release of its first Guild collaboration beer as a part of the campaign, Key Lime India Pale Ale. The beer, brewed by Kane Brewing Company located in Ocean Township, NJ, will be distributed statewide the week of November 1st and sold in 4-packs and draft at Kane Brewing Company for home delivery and to-go sales, and at various restaurants, bars, liquor stores and groceries stores across New Jersey. Attached is a list of retail locations. The inaugural “Guilded For the Cause” collaboration beer is an IPA brewed with key limes and lactose, featuring locally-grown grains sourced from Rabbit Hill Farm in Shiloh, NJ and Bullock Farms, home of Screamin’ Hill Brewery, in Cream Ridge, NJ. Coming in at 6.5% ABV, the beer features a grain bill of Violetta Pilsner Malt and Raw Wheat, with additions of Sabro, Cashmere and Motueka hops. Proceeds from the sale of this beer will go towards Brewers Guild of New Jersey and its advocacy efforts on behalf of its licensed brewery and brewpub membership.

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